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February 2016

Faber New Poets 2015-2016

24 February, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Faber and Faber, Bloomsbury House, 74-77 Great Russell St
London, WC1B 3DA United Kingdom
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This London event at Faber & Faber’s prestigious Bloomsbury offices, celebrates and showcases the talents of the best in the next generation of poets; Faber New Poets 2015-2016 Marking the end of their national tour and celebrating the publication of their poetry pamphlets in April 2016, this unique event brings together readings from the recipients of the Faber New Poets 2015-16 scheme:Elaine Beckett, Crispin Best, Sam Buchan-Watts and Rachel Curzonplus readings from two special guests, former Faber New Poets Joe…

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April 2016

Coffee & Conversations with Gary Edward Gedall

11 April, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rustique – The Literary Café, 142 Fortess Road
London , NW5 2HP United Kingdom
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Rustique – The Literary Café, is pleased to welcome Gary Edward Gedall to read from some of his books, and to respond to questions about the subjects that he writes about; psychology, hypnosis, shamanism, EMDR, and equine, (horse), assisted therapy Gary is a psychologist and state registered systemic psychotherapist, with formal training in all the subjects listed above. He writes books that aim to be; inspirational, informative, interesting, and imaginative. His range includes: self-help, (for relationships), inspirational and spiritual novels,…

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Lunatics, Lovers and Poets: Stories after Cervantes and Shakespeare

12 April, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
British Library, 96 Euston Road
London , NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the near simultaneous deaths in 1616 of both Shakespeare and Cervantes, And Other Stories and Hay Festival have selected 12 contemporary international authors to write an original and previously unpublished story as their tribute to these giants of world literature. Join a wonderful selection of writers including Vicente Molina Foix, Deborah Levy and Ben Okri  for an evening of readings and discussion hosted by Daniel Hahn. The anthology, which will be available at the…

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An evening with Marian Keyes and Good Housekeeping

12 April, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
1 Wimpole Street, 1 Wimpole St
London, W1G 0AE United Kingdom
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Join us for an evening of fun with Irish best-selling author Marian Keyes. She’ll be talking to Good Housekeeping about Making It Up As I Go Along, her new collection of essays on modern life, filled with her witty and wise thoughts on everything from breaking up with your hairdresser to turning 50. An international publishing phenomenon, Marian Keyes is one of the most successful Irish novelists of all time. She has written 13 novels, been translated into 33 languages, and sold…

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London’s Voices – Life in the global city

14 April, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
19 Princelet St, 19 Princelet St
London, , London, E1 6QH United Kingdom
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An intimate evening at London's Museum of Immigration spotlighting the city's breadth and diversity at 19 Princelet St, featuring readings, performances, and talks from writers including Sathnam Sanghera, Nikesh Shukla, Ben Judah, Ayisha Malik, and Amanda Paul. 19 Princelet Street in Spitalfields is a unique cultural institution in one of London's most magical buildings. Beyond our timeworn front doors are secrets and suitcases, poems and potatoes, and threads of history that connect with today's Londoners, and their experiences of migration…

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Growing up with Bob Hoskins

15 April, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Soho House 76 Dean Street, 76 Dean Street
London, W1D 3SQ GB

Growing Up With Bob Hoskins - Rosa Hoskins discusses her moving memoir Remembering the times they shared together, join Rosa Hoskins in conversation with Larushka Ivan-Zadeh about her memoir, IT’S ALL GOING WONDERFULLY WELL, a revealing portrait of one of the country’s best-loved actors, and a moving story of a close bond between father and daughter. Rosa Hoskins is the daughter of Bob Hoskins and grew up hanging out on movie sets with her dad. She is a writer and…

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Read Not Dead: The Devil is an Ass

17 April, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sackler Studios, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
London, SE1 9DT United Kingdom
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The Devil is an Ass was first performed in 1616, too late to be included in the folio edition of Ben Jonson's Works. Set in the vice-ridden world of early Jacobean London, Jonson's dark comedy follows the young demon, Pug, as he carries out Satan's work. Pug quickly realises that his wickedness is no match for the debauchery and immorality that already governs the city. Even Fabian Fitzdottrel, his chosen victim, seems unreceptive to Pug's torments. Could that be because Fitzdottrel…

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Don’t Stop Me Now with Vassos Alexander

19 April, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square
London, WC1B 3DP
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Join BBC sports broadcaster Vassos Alexander as he talks obut his new book Don't Stop Me Now with sports journalist Claire Maxted.  Quite simply, Don't Stop Me Now is a celebration of running - and what lots of us think about when we run.  Part escape, part self-discovery, part therapy, part weight loss, and part simple childlike joy of running when you could  be walking.  Join us for drinks, get your copy of the books signed, and take part in this intimate…

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March 2017

Polari Soho Special

13 March, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Light Lounge, 1 Newport Place
London, WC2H 7JR United Kingdom
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Polari Soho Special

As part of its tenth birthday celebrations, London's award-winning LGBT literary salon returns to its Soho roots with this special event for London Book & Screen Week. Cocktails and chat from 6.30pm. Readings from 7pm. Hosted by Paul Burston with readings from poet Sophia Blackwell, author Christopher Fowler and author and comedian VG Lee. This event is part of London Book & Screen Week, a seven-day, citywide celebration of books and the films, TV programmes and virtual worlds they inspire.…

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A Life of Crime? Crime Writing from Poland

13 March, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
British Library, 96 Euston Road
London , NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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Polish writers Olga Tokarczuk and Zygmunt Miloszewski join us to discuss the permeable boundaries of genre fiction. Miloszewski is a writer who has made his name writing psychological thrillers like Rage and a Grain of Truth, but he has also experimented with other genres, including fantasy and thrillers. Tokarczuk is famous for her strange, introspective works of fiction, but her crime novel Drive Your Plough Over the Bones of the Dead has recently been made into a film by Agnieszka…

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Close to the Knives: Olivia Laing on David Wojnarowicz

14 March, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
London Review Bookshop London, United Kingdom + Google Map

The artist and activist David Wojnarowicz died of AIDS-related illness in New York City in 1992. Twenty-five years on, his extraordinary, electrifying memoir Close to the Knives has been brought back into print in the UK by Canongate, with a new introduction by Olivia Laing, whose latest book The Lonely City has done much to raise the profile of an artist largely overlooked in this country. To celebrate this reissue, Laing along with writer Philip Hoare and painter Chantal Joffe…

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LIGHTWAVE – New Performance in Lithuanian Literature

15 March, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road
London, EC1R 3GA United Kingdom

A unique event celebrating Lithuanian's new generation of literary artists, featuring brand new readings and performances by Gabrielė Labanauskaitė-Diena, Žygimantas Kudirka and SJ Fowler, a British poet connected to their innovative, collaborative practise. Both Labanauskaite and Kurdirka have carved out reputations across Europe for remarkable writing and live performances to match. This is a rare chance in London to witness poets who are breaking ground in the new European scene. From Lithuania's powerful lyrical and formal tradition has grown a…

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The Story Sessions

15 March, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Brockley Deli, 14a Brockley Cross
London, SE4 1BE United Kingdom

The Story Sessions is like a folk club, but with themed spoken word. Our March theme is Retelling Tales: so myth, legend, fairytales, folklore, urban myth, done over and made new. Headlining authors and poets read to the audience, who join in with ‘Flash from the floor’: 100 words of fiction or poetry, written specially, happening to fit the theme, or scribbled in the interval. Testbed session: just before the interval a chosen author gets the an opportunity to try…

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With Paper For Feet

16 March, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
West Greenwich Library, Greenwich High Road
London, SE10 8NN United Kingdom

Reading from poet Jennifer A  McGowan from her new collection, With Paper For Feet With Paper for Feet  is themed and narrative, drawing together Jennifer A. McGowan’s poetry of myth and folktale, and the frailties – human and otherwise – behind them. With Paper For Feet explores, mostly from a female persepctive, the guts it takes to live or – often - die, un-heroically. Her characters laugh, argue, complain, suffer, curse, …Gold is heavy, and it chafes… aware that more…

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Polish Perspectives: An Evening with Ewa Winnicka

17 March, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
White Eagle Club, 211 Balham High Rd London SW17 7BQ United Kingdom + Google Map

Join us on the 17th March at the wonderful White Eagle Club – the heart of Balham’s Polish community – for an evening of Polish writing and culture.

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April 2018

Book launch: children’s book “UciPuci”

11 April, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
London Latvian House, 72 Queensborough Terrace
London, W2 3SH
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Participants: Latvian writer Zane Zusta Reading from series of "Ucipuci is looking for home" and "Ucipuci thinks outside the box" by Latvian author Zane Zusta. Children will be able to interact in the workshop after the reading. More information

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Story Cafe: Baltic writers

13 April, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP
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Participants: Latvian Writer Inga Ābele Discover the joy of being read at the legendary lunchtime Story Cafe, immerse yourselves in tales of life, love and longing by the best women writers from across the globe. More information

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March 2019

The Triumphant Return of Old Baggage

11 March, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
West End Lane Books, 277 West End Lane
London, NW6 1QS
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Lissa Evans talks about her heavenly, Hampstead-set bestselling novel. We are never knowingly under-hyperbolised and we have loved, adored and evangelised Lissa Evans‘ warm, wise and witty novel Old Baggage since first reading it in hardback. But now, not only is it in paperback, it’s finally achieved its rightful status as a Number 1 bestseller, so we are delighted to welcome Lissa back to the shop to read from and answer questions about her book on March 11 at 7.30…

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The Unexpected Love Objects of Dunya Noor – an evening with Rana Haddad

13 March, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Waterstones Crouch End, Unit 1, 2-4 The Broadway, Crouch End
London, N8 9SN United Kingdom
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Join us for an evening with Rana Haddad, author of The Unexpected Love Objects of Dunya Noor: Taking place in 1970-90s Syria, from the point of view of a curly haired anti-establishment girl who does all the things a girl like her is not supposed to do. A tale about finding truth and freedom in a world that tries to deny it. A rebellious photographer, a romantic astronomy student, a tantalising singer and a snobbish but highly strung heart surgeon,…

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War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line with Dr David Nott

13 March, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
The MCT at Alleyn’s School, Townley Road
London, SE22 8SU United Kingdom
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Join Village Books and Alleyn’s School Enterprises for an evening with David Nott who will be discussing his new book War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line. David Nott is a consultant surgeon for the NHS but for more than twenty five years, he has taken unpaid leave from his job to volunteer in some of the world’s most dangerous war zones. From Sarajevo under siege in 1993, to clandestine hospitals in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, he has carried out life-saving operations…

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Storytime for Children

14 March, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Nomad Books, 781 Fulham Road
London, SW6 5HA
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Nomad Books offers a Storytime for Children every Thursday at 4pm. We will choose several picture books aimed for children ages 3-6 and read them aloud. No need to book. Just drop in!

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Poetry Playback: The Perseverance by Raymond Antrobus

14 March, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Parasol Unit, 14 Wharf Road
London, N1 7RW
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Poetry Playback is a new reading series in which a poet is invited to read from an exemplary new work in its entirety, from start to finish, as a single, sustained performance. This performance will be BSL-interpreted. ‘What language would we speak without ears?’ - from ‘Echo’One of the most brilliant performers of his generation, Raymond Antrobus will read from his acclaimed and long-awaited debut collection, The Perseverance, a scorching and complex voicing of sound, deafness and identity, and a…

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The Freedom Artist: Ben Okri in Conversation

14 March, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road
London, E8 4AA
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Please join us for an evening to celebrate the release of Ben Okri’s latest novel. Ben will read from the book and take questions on his work. The Freedom Artist is an impassioned plea for justice and a penetrating examination of how freedom is threatened in a post-truth society. BEN OKRI was born in Minna, Nigeria. His childhood was divided between Nigeria, where he saw first-hand the consequences of war, and London. He has won many prizes over the years for…

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An Evening with Edith Sitwell

14 March, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Keats Community Library, Heath Branch Library, 10A Keats Grove
Hampstead, London, NW3 2RR United Kingdom
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Dame Edith Sitwell, who lived in Hampstead (in Greenhill and Keats Grove) in her later years, was one of the leading figures of the 20th century literary scene. A highly regarded poet, she was a member of a most distinguished family and was regarded as something of an eccentric. Her best known work is Façade which was set to music by Sir William Walton and is still frequently performed by an actor with an orchestra. The evening comprises biographical details…

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