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The Literary Consultancy is excited to be working on an innovative showcase for its writing talent, initially in association with Staple Magazine. See TLC Showcase Introduction for more on the inception of the Showcase and please see below for where it is now.

Once a month we will highlight the work of one author whose work we believe deserves a platform, whether simply because our readers felt it worth championing, or whether we have helped the writer on to commercial publication.

If you enjoy reading our Showcase, please feel free to share, and let us know on Facebook or on Twitter.

Kyle Powell

“As we look at the state of play in the modern era, we still see persistent issues of racial discrimination. A good example of this is the Human Genome Project. The Human Genome Project was the attempt to completely map the human genome, meaning that our genetic makeup could be decoded, effectively understanding the building blocks of what makes us who we are. It is described as ‘one of the great feats of exploration’.”

From ‘The Diaspora Dilemma’– included in the showcase 

“The Diaspora Dilemma provides an overview of key challenges facing the African Diaspora, how they are connected, and how they can be improved. By unpacking the various economic, historic, social, health, education, government, media and psychological challenges, the reader is given a comprehensive overview of the breadth, scale and interconnectedness of a person of African descent in the West. In addition to articulating the problems, I also discuss possible solutions to each area covered.” From the Introduction

Previous Showcase Authors

TLC Pen Factor Special

““I’ll get straight to the point”, said Dr. Mangan who proceeded to do no such thing. He explained that the software that had processed Dweem’s original test results had proved

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Emma Norry – TLC Showcase author

Emma Norry

““Sorry! Sorry – am I late?” The clock on the wall wobbles because the door’s flung open so hard. A girl stands in the doorway and I’m a cartoon figure,

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Jane Corbett

“She asked about life in Berlin before the fall of the Wall and he told her how in the 1970’s when he first came there to avoid being drafted into

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Liam Brown – TLC Showcase Author

Liam Brown

“You’re writin your name now I see? Well good on ya. That’s all a man needs to sign his life away ha. But really it’s good. I was twice your

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James Cook – TLC Showcase Author

James Cook

“Ever since writing my first callow lyrics aged 14, I’d been striving to develop as a songwriter, learning different instruments, mastering the studio (we recorded and rehearsed day and night

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Caroline Chisholm – TLC Showcase Author

Caroline Chisholm

“My birth was hailed not by a single star, but by many bright lights that burned briefly in the night sky before falling to earth. The invasion of the Russian

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MichelleWareham – TLC Showcase Author

Michelle Wareham

“Eli wrote every week from the Western Front, until his letters stopped arriving two months ago. His letters dry. His strong handwriting reminds her of his warm presence. Mary’s letters,

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David Turner – TLC Showcase author

David Turner

“I marvelled at the vastness and flatness and emptiness of the parched red desert floor, the huge void of silence, suspended primordial time; the east–west highway that ran straight for

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Pen Factor TLC Showcase

Pen Factor Special

“I turned about the room, toe to toe, making the smallest circle. What I wanted was not there. His clock, his papers, his quill glass – emptied, cleared, gone. I

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Bernice Landry – TLC showcase author

Bernice Landry

“What I find interesting, he says, is that your clothing is all white, like everything we see around us. Even your shoes are white. I thought they were more off-white,

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Jennifer Makumbi – TLC Showcase author

Jennifer Makumbi

“Now the crowd was in control. Everyone clamoured to hit somewhere, anywhere but the head. A kid pushed through the throng, managed to land a kick on Kamu’s butt and

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Rebecca Swirsky – TLC Showcase author

Rebecca Swirsky

“Celia, on the other side of town, is kissing the tiny, sweet brown moles which dot her lover’s chin like a constellation. It was a thoughtful play that her lover

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Daniel Pembery – TLC Showcase author

Daniel Pembrey

“The glade was peculiarly dense around Vogel’s ungated entranceway. Pine, maple, and scrub oak fought for sky. The canopy of the driveway almost totally shut out the light. Only after

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Amna Boheim – TLC Showcase author

Amna Boheim

“I lay in darkness, unsure of what had stirred me. Sleep still clung to my body, but I was conscious of my whereabouts. Moonlight spilled through the gap in the

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Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch – TLC showcase author

Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch

“Tristan did not consider himself brave. But then he did not consider himself a coward either. He knew he should have told his parents of his plan but they were

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Stephen Chance

“This period he can picture. If he saunters down to the Thames after his mid-day meal he will see this scene: merchants’ houses, wharves, the unloading of ships. But…the scale,

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David Spon-Smith – TLC Showcase author

David Spon-Smith

“A cold breeze blows over my face. Then something warm an’ wet, stinking of damp hair. I open my eyes, slowly, one at a time. Focus. “Ugghh!” I shouts, “gits

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Ann Bone – TLC Showcase author

Ann Bone

“The back of the house beyond has already sunk into obscurity. I do not need to see it to picture it. Where this house is stucco, that one is red

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TLC Showcase author – Rosanne Daryl Thomas

Rosanne Daryl Thomas

“The annual Christmas present debate was abruptly suspended. Their adored maestro, Walter Albero, PhD, who had originally set out in life intending to be a botanist, could be heard wheeling

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