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Our event at the House of Lords packed with readings, projects, awards and book launches was a great success.
From left:Bobby Nayyar, Usha Akella, Divya Mathur, Zata Banks, Baroness Prashar, Lord Parekh, Yogesh Patel (introducing Word Masala Foundation), Debjani Chatterjee, Priya Patel, Daljit Nagra, Shanta Acharya, Reginal Massey, Usha Kishore and Emma Wright
Poets who also attended and can’t be seen in this limited long shot are
Publishers who also attended and can’t be seen in this limited long shot are
Jane Commane, Jamie and Laura McGarry, Dr Todd Swift, Angela Jarman, C B Patel
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Videos and more photos at http://www.skylarkpublications.co.uk/audiovideo.html
Yogesh Patel’s Swimming with Whales
Mona Dash’s A Certain Way
All profit donated to various charities
Skylark was launched in 1969 in India as a quarterly on the contemporary literature in translation by the late Baldev Mirza and Yogesh Patel as its editors. After 100 printed issues and a few books, it completed its journey. Reinvented, its independent journey began in England as the publishers with plans to help diasporic writing and expat literature.
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Reception at the Palace
Yogesh Patel MBE with The Queen representing poetry and the Word Masala Foundation. The breadth of our work across is internationally recognised. The invitation at the Buckingham Palace was for the launch of UK-
In The Queens New Year Honours List 2020 Yogesh Patel has been awarded
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
for services to literature.
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Reshma Ruia wins the Word Masala Debut Poet 2019 Award
For her collection of poems
A Dinner Party in the Home Counties
Launched at the Poetry Cafe, The Poetry Society UK ,on 09-
Rishi Dastidar, Mimi Khalvati, Reshma, Yogesh Patel MBE, and Todd Swift
Reshma Ruia is the author of two novels, Something Black in the Lentil Soup and A Mouthful of Silence, shortlisted for the SI Leeds Literary prize. Her short stories and poetry have appeared in British and international publications and commissioned for radio. She is the co-
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I feel I am reading someone whom everyone will be reading in future. Read her now!
Lemn Sissay MBE
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