Not Quite Right For Us

Speaking Volumes is immensely proud to have reached the milestone of having been operating as an organisation for 10 years. As a team of three, working part time with no core funding, we like to feel we punch above our weight, having worked with and promoted hundreds of underrepresented writers over the last decade with projects and programmes throughout the UK and around the world. To celebrate this we are so pleased to be publishing our first book. With publisher flipped eye (part of their 20th anniversary list), Not Quite Right For Us: Forty Writers Speak Volumes is available from 21 May 2021: order here:

To accompany the book there is a digital tour – online events curated under the chapter headings of the book. Readings by the authors will be accompanied by photos, video and artwork, many newly commissioned for this purpose.

Explore the book, the authors whose pieces are in the book, the artists who have made new work and the events below. Watch our promotional film about the book featuring all of the writers, and listen to the Not Quite Right For Us podcast.

Discover the Authors

Listen to the Podcast

Love touches us all at some point — from dependable familial bonds to the warm comfort of childhood pets, from the heady perfume of romance to the cherished appreciation of community, culture, country. The physical and emotional connections transcend barriers, cross generations and borders. And yet, love can sometimes be ‘not quite right’, taking where it should be giving, causing destruction — even as we still love. In this episode we’ll hear ‘The Pilgrimage’ by Amina Atiq; ’Knot’ by Leonie Ross; and ’The Apocrypha of O’ by Gaele Sobott. Our guide is poet, novelist and musician Dr Anthony Joseph. Available at all good bookshops, or you can order from Flipped Eye Publishing. Speaking Volumes live literature organisation. <span style="border-block: unset; border-inline: unset; border-start-start-radius: unset; border-start-end-radius: unset; border-end-start-radius: unset; border-end-end-radius: unset; overflow-inline: unset; overflow-block: unset; overscroll-behavior-inline: unset; overscroll-behavior-block: unset; margin-block: unset; margin-inline: unset; scroll-margin-block: unset; scroll-margin-inline: unset; padding-block: unset; padding-inline: unset; scroll-padding-block: unset; scroll-padding-inline: unset; inset-block: unset; inset-inline: unset; block-size: unset; min-block-size: unset; max-block-size: unset; inline-size: unset; min-inline-size: unset; max-inline-size: unset; background: unset; background-blend-mode: unset; border: unset; border-radius: unset; box-decoration-break: unset; -moz-float-edge: unset; display: unset; position: fixed; float: unset; clear: unset; vertical-align: unset; overflow: unset; overflow-anchor: unset; transition: unset; animation: unset; transform: unset; rotate: unset; scale: unset; translate: unset; offset: unset; scroll-behavior: unset; scroll-snap-align: unset; scroll-snap-type: unset; overscroll-behavior: unset; isolation: unset; break-after: unset; break-before: unset; break-inside: unset; resize: unset; perspective: unset; perspective-origin: unset; backface-visibility: unset; transform-box: unset; transform-style: unset; transform-origin: unset; contain: unset; appearance: unset; -moz-orient: unset; will-change: unset; shape-image-threshold: unset; shape-margin: unset; shape-outside: unset; touch-action: unset; -webkit-line-clamp: unset; columns: unset; column-fill: unset; column-rule: unset; column-span: unset; content: unset; counter-increment: unset; counter-reset: unset; counter-set: unset; opacity: unset; box-shadow: unset; clip: rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px); filter: unset; mix-blend-mode: unset; font: unset; font-synthesis: unset; -moz-osx-font-smoothing: unset; visibility: unset; writing-mode: unset; text-orientation: unset; color-adjust: unset; image-rendering: unset; image-orientation: unset; dominant-baseline: unset; text-anchor: unset; color-interpolation: unset; color-interpolation-filters: unset; fill: unset; fill-opacity: unset; fill-rule: unset; shape-rendering: unset; stroke: unset; stroke-width: unset; stroke-linecap: unset; stroke-linejoin: unset; stroke-miterlimit: unset; stroke-opacity: unset; stroke-dasharray: unset; stroke-dashoffset: unset; clip-rule: unset; marker: unset; paint-order: unset; -moz-context-properties: unset; border-collapse: unset; empty-cells: unset; caption-side: unset; border-spacing: unset; color: unset; text-transform: unset; hyphens: unset; -moz-text-size-adjust: unset; text-indent: unset; overflow-wrap: unset; word-break: unset; text-justify: unset; text-align-last: unset; text-alig


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