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May 2018

Launch – Surrogacy: A Human Rights Violation and Dark Matters

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

Join us for an evening of radical feminist politics and lesbian fiction to celebrate the release of two new books from Spinifex Press: Surrogacy: A Human Rights Violation by Renate Klein, and Dark Matters by Susan Hawthorne. The abuse of women under patriarchy takes many forms whether it be the use of women as reproductive breeders in surrogacy or the violence against lesbians who are arrested and tortured. Renate Klein will be in conversation with Susan Hawthorne, discussing these issues,…

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June 2018
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The Amateur: Andy Merrifield in conversation with Owen Hatherley

13 June @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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Please join us for an event with Andy Merrifield and Owen Hatherley, to discuss Andy's book The Amateur. Merrifield shows us how the many spheres of our lives—work, knowledge, home, politics—have fallen into the hands of box tickers, bean counters and pedants. In response, he corrals a team of independent thinkers, wayward poets, dabblers and square pegs who challenge accepted wisdom. Such figures as Charles Baudelaire, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Edward Said, Guy Debord, Hannah Arendt and Jane Jacobs show us the…

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Launch: How The Light Gets In by Clare Fisher

14 June @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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clare fisher

Join us for the launch of Clare Fisher's new, incredible short story collection, How The Light Gets In. There will be some guest authors reading (tbc but of top quality, naturally) and a chance to hear Clare read from her work, which is a great experience in itself. Then you can buy the book and have some drinks. Francis Spufford said of Clare's work: "If fiction was a language, Clare Fisher would be one of its native speakers".

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Debut novel night: Daisy Johnson X Sharlene Teo

28 June @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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everything under and ponti

Join us for an evening of readings and conversation with Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti, and Daisy Johnson, author of Everything Under. - Ponti: 2003. Singapore. Friendless and fatherless, sixteen-year-old Szu lives in the shadow of her mother Amisa, once a beautiful actress and now a hack medium performing séances with her sister in a rusty house. When Szu meets the privileged, acid-tongued Circe, they develop an intense friendship which offers Szu an escape from her mother’s alarming solitariness, and…

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July 2018

Unthology 10 Launch

26 July @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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Come and join us to celebrate the release of Unthology 10, the latest in Unthank Books’ acclaimed series showcasing short fiction from new and established writers. Hosted by editor Ashley Stokes, there will be readings from Tom Vowler. Tracy Fells, Liam Hogan, Jay Merill and more. “Unthology’s most defining characteristic is quality.’ THE SHORT REVIEW.

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