London Book And Poetry Events: 22-28 May 2014

Author appearances, poetry and spoken phrase occasions in London this week

Daunt Books has several author events going on this week. Details below.

Daunt Books has a number of writer occasions happening this week. Details under.

Plan Ahead

STOKE NEWINGTON: Stoke Newington Literary Festival takes place in June, with literary salons, author workshops, writer talks and extra. Full programme here. Tickets on sale now, prebook hereS-H June

KEATS FESTIVAL: Booking is now open for occasions on the Keats Festival 2014, celebrating 200 years since Keats wrote his first poem. See full programme and e-book tickets hereS-15 June

FOYLES REOPENING: When Foyles on Charing Cross Road relocates to, er, additional down Charing Cross Road, there will probably be a Grand Reopening Festival, with the likes of Hilary Mantel, Michael Palin and Jarvis Cocker. More info hereeleven June-H July

Thursday 22 May

RARE BOOKS: Today is the primary day of the Antiquarian Book Fair at London Olympia, with hundreds of uncommon, uncommon and distinctive gadgets on the market. Free when prebooked, or £10-£15 on the door, 11am-5pm

SCIENCE & FICTION: Work Gallery in King’s Cross holds a book launch and one night exhibition. The ebook, Science & Fiction, showcases the work of the Royal College of Art Photography Programme. The night has a visitor speaker, author and artist Tom McCarthy. Free, prebook, 6pm

NOVEL LAUNCH: At Waterstone’s Richmond, Sarah Rayner launches her new novel, Another Night, Another Day. Sarah can be in dialog together with her editor Francesca Main and £B from each ticket bought might be donated to the charity Mind. £A, prebook, 7pm

LONDON AT WAR: London historian Jerry White launches his new guide, Zeppelin Nights, which discusses the capital in the course of the First World War. He is in dialog with journalist and critic Frances Wilson at Daunt Books in Marylebone. £H, prebook, 7pm

SECOND NOVEL: Award-profitable writerWATERSTONE%27S%20PICCADILLY&sFilter=1″>Waterstone’s Piccadilly. Free, <a href=" primary occasion in a brand new season of Stories, the place  younger poets, writers, thinkers, and audio system come collectively to share tales on a theme. Tonight’s performers embrace Liam Williams, Alex Edelman, Alfie Brown and Katy Wix. £10, prebook, S.45pm

STAND UP POETRY: Bang Said The Gun, billed as “get up poetry for individuals who don’t essentially like poetry” takes place at The Roebuck on Great Dover Street. Tonight’s perfumers are John Osborne and The Roundhouse Collective. £S/£H, simply flip up, 8pm

LYING STORYTELLERS: Crick Crack Club at Rich Mix sees performers inform a lie, a mendacity story, or a narrative a few lie or mendacity to compete in The Grand mendacity Contest, in entrance of an viewers and a panel of judges. £H/£S, prebook8pm

Friday 23 May

NORWEGIAN AUTHOR: Meet writerWATERSTONE%27S%20PICCADILLY&sFilter=1″>Waterstone’s Piccadilly. He will signal copies of the exhilarating and terrifying ‘Boyhood Island’, the third ebookWATERSTONE%27S%20PICCADILLY&sFilter=1″>prebook, S.30pm

WRITERS WORKSHOP: Southbank Centre hosts StorySLAM:Live, an opportunity for writers to impress judges with a 5-minute story alongside the theme ’Elemental’, and get suggestions on their work. It’s a part of Alchemy Festival. £H, prebook, 7pm

SPANISH HISTORY: Javier Cercas, a author specialising in trendy Spanish historical past can be in dialog with Paul Preston, writer of The Spanish Holocaust, at London Review Bookshop. Cercas’ new e-book, The Outlaws, is about simply after the top of Franco’s dictatorship. £10, prebook, 7pm

Saturday 24 May

FUNDRAISER:  The Poetry Cafe holds an open mic evening to boost funds for an Anthology to Seamus Heany. £H, simply flip up, S.30pm

Sunday 25 May

KEATS HOUSE POETRY: Keats House hosts a day of poetry, with an open mic and performances from the Keats House Poets and Malika Booker. Free, simply flip up, 2pm

TORRIANO POETS: At this week’s Torriano Poets meeting, Richard Skinner and Marion Tracey learn their poetry. £H/£A, simply flip up, S.30pm

EDIBLE BOOK LAUNCH: At time of writing, tickets are nonetheless out there to the UK’s first ever edible book launch, happening in Shoreditch. Debut novelist Sarah Holt releases her new guide, Love and Eskimo Snow, with an accompanying six course meal. Prebooking important, S.30pm

Monday 26 May

EROTIC LITERATURE: Velvet Tongue, London’s erotic literature occasion, takes place at Bar Kick in Shoreditch, with writers Paul Ebbs, Tom Bland, Greg Mitchell and others, plus an open mic. £H/£A, simply flip up, S.30pm

POETRY READING: Coffee House Poetry has a poetry studying, Spring into Summer, with poets Lydia Macpherson, Ian House, Jennifer Wong, Alyson Hallett, Barbara Marsh, Victoria Field, Jackie Wills and particular visitor Louis de Bernières. Takes place at The Troubadour on Old Brompton Road. £H, simply flip up, 8pm

Tuesday 27 May

SHAKESPEARE’S WOMEN: London Jewish Cultural Centre has a speak about Shakespeare and the ladies who influenced him, led by Helen Fry, with biographer Chris Laoutaris, and historian and biographer Susan Ronald. £30/£35, prebook, 1pm

SETH MACFARLANE: Seth MacFarlane discovered fame as creator of Family Guy and Ted. He’ll be signing copies of his debut novel A Million Ways to Die within theWATERSTONE%27S%20PICCADILLY&sFilter=1″>Waterstone’s Piccadilly. Free, simply flip up (get there early as locations are restricted), S.30pm

POETRY LAUNCH: Keats House hosts Templar Poetry for the launch of Damian Smyth’s poetry assortment, Mesopotamia, concerning the streets of Downpatrick in Northern Ireland. The 2014 iShot Poetry Pamphlet, The Outsider, by Tom Weir may even be launched. Free, prebook, 7pm

DAMASCUS: Diane Darke’s new guide, My House in Damascus, tells how she purchased and restored an previous home in Damascus. She chats with Middle East author Barnaby Rogerson at Daunt Books in Marylebone. £H, prebook, 7pm

SNOW QUEEN: Pulitzer-prize profitable writer of The Hours, Michael Cunningham discusses his new novel The Snow Queen at Waterstone’s Hampstead. £H/£O, prebook, 7pm

OPEN MICPoetry Unplugged is an open mic night time on the Poetry Cafe. £H/£A, simply flip up, S.30pm

PARIS MEMOIRS: Memoirist Edmund White is at Southbank Centre to speak about his memoirs of his time in Paris, from his e-book Inside A Pearl, and about how and why he wrote it.£10, prebook, S.45pm

LGBT WRITERS: The Polari Salon at Southbank Centre offers a platform for brand spanking new and rising LGBT literary expertise and showcases the easiest in queer writing. Matt Cain talks about his debut novel, Shot Through The Heart. Also featured are Sarah Westwood, VA Fearon, Kevin Franke and Helen Smith. £H, prebook, S.45pm

Wednesday 28 May

TERRY VENABLES: Legendary England supervisor Terry Venables indicatorsWATERSTONE%27S%20LONDON%20WALL&sFilter=1″>Waterstone’s London Wall. Free, simply flip up (get there early to keep away from disappointment), 12.30pm

SHERLOCK STORY: Waterstone’s Covent Garden has a night with Mitch Cullin, writerWATERSTONE%27S%20COVENT%20GARDEN&sFilter=1″>A Slight Trick Of The Mind, which is narrated by a ninety three yr previous Sherlock Holmes. £AWATERSTONE%27S%20COVENT%20GARDEN&sFilter=1″>prebook, S.30pm

POET INTERVIEW: Poet and writer Kathryn Simmonds is interviewed by psychoanalyst and critic Adam Phillips at Lutyens & Rubinstein. £H, prebook, 7pm

US NAVY: Geoff Dyer can be in dialog with Alain de Botton at The Tabernacle in Notting Hill. They’ll talk about Geoff’s new e-book, Another Great Day at Sea, about two weeks he spent aboard the united statesGeorge HW Bush, the US Navy’s largest plane service. £20, prebook, 7pm

MINERS’ STRIKE: Settling Scores is a e-book coinciding with the thirtieth anniversary of the miners’ strike. At Housman’s, contributors to the guide, together with Nick Jones and Tony Harcup, come collectively to debate how lately launched materials has shed new mild on the corrupt policing and biased protection of the miners’ strike. £A, simply flip up, 7pm 

POETRY OPEN MIC: Jawdance is a night of poetry, together with visitor acts, an open mic and brief poetry movies. At Rich Mix. Free, simply flip up, S.30pm

GREED WRITING: Homework, the month-to-month literary cabaret night time at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, has a theme of Greed tonight, with writers getting ready work on this theme, and performing it for the primary time in entrance of the viewers. £H, simply flip up, S.30pm

LITERARY SALON: Book Slam is a literary night time happening at Clapham Grand. Ned Beauman introduces his new novel Glow, humorous poet Elvis McGonagall performs a few of his newest work, and writer Emma Jane Unsworth will even be showing. £S/£H, prebookS.30pm

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