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July 2017

Ornithology: Nicholas Royle w/ Jonathan Coe

4 July @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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ornithology

We are delighted to invite you to join us for an evening of readings by Nicholas Royle and Jonathan Coe, to celebrate the release of Nicholas's new collection of short stories: Ornithology. Nicholas will read from his new collection; Jonathan will read from a newly-written story, and then the two will read together - of which we will reveal no more - before a conversation and Q&A. Don't miss out on this opportunity to hear these two fantastic authors read, and to get…

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Essayism: Brian Dillon in conversation with Jon Day

6 July @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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essayism

Join us to celebrate the publication of Brian Dillon’s erudite and elegiac Essayism, at once an exposition and an example of what the essay form can do. Dillon will be discussing the essay – his own and others’ – with Jon Day, academic and author of Cyclogeography. Imagine a type of writing so hard to define its very name means a trial, effort or attempt. An ancient form with an eye on the future, a genre poised between tradition and…

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£3

Rings a Bell: Literary Quiz

13 July @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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There's nothing new about literary quizzes in East London bookshops, but can you guess titles solely from a synopsis of the books? 'Rings a Bell?' is nothing more than a bit of fun on a weekday evening among bibliophile, cineaste and melomaniac company, but if you want to doggedly pursue it as an exercise in intellectual one-upmanship then that's fine as well. Hosts Anna Aslanyan and Andrew Stevens will unpick several lists of literary classics, sardonically and possibly shambolically, along…

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