English and Drama blog

25 November 2021

Book Now For Online Event 'Keep On Keeping On: Celebrating Andrew Salkey'

By Eleanor Casson, Manuscripts Cataloguer for Contemporary Literary and Creative Archives. 'Keep On Keeping On: Celebrating Andrew Salkey' is a British Library online event hosted on the British Library Platform marking the life and legacy of Jamaican writer and poet Andrew Salkey. When booked a viewing link will be sent shortly before the event and will be available to watch at any time for 48 hours after the start time.

Black and white photograph of Andrew Salkey in profile

Following on from the two-day conference ‘Artist, Mentor, Friend, Activist: Andrew Salkey a Man of Many Hats I am delighted to welcome you to an evening of readings, stories and conversation celebrating the life and work of the Jamaican poet, writer, broadcaster and activist, Andrew Salkey (1928–1995). Andrew Salkey was a co-founder of the Caribbean Artists Movement, a writer, a poet, and a teacher. He embodied the Black Radical Tradition in his writing, his politics, and in his support for other creative individuals.

This event reflects on the depth and breadth of Salkey’s work and his myriad of interests with contributions and reflections from his son Jason Salkey, the poet Linton Kwesi Johnson and the writer, Gwen Strauss, who both regarded Salkey as a friend and mentor. The poet, Raymond Antrobus, talks about Salkey’s poetry and how it influenced his own work and Eric Huntley, an early publisher of Salkey’s works, looks back at their friendship. 



Wed 8 Dec 2021, 19:30 - 20:45


Online Full Price: £5.00
Online Member: £5.00


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For more of a sense of the archive you can look at our previous English and Drama blogs such as:

Andrew Salkey: “Too Polemic. Too Political” by Eleanor Casson, Cataloguer of the Collection

Andrew Salkey: A Man of Many Hats by Eleanor Casson, Cataloguer of the Collection

Andrew Salkey and the first Publishing Houses for Black Writing in Britain by Eleanor Casson, Cataloguer of the Collection