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October 2018

Launch: The Study Circle by Haroun Khan

24 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for the launch of Haroun Khan's 'The Study Circle'. A hard hitting and fearlessly modern novel about life on a South London council estate, coming soon from Dead Ink Books. Based upon Haroun Khan’s own experiences with extremism being brought up on a South London council estate, The Study Circle is a groundbreaking look into the state of modern Britain through the lives of urban Muslim youth.

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November 2018

Launch: EXPOSURE by Olivia Sudjic

1 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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Please join us to celebrate the launch of EXPOSURE, a new book by Olivia Sudjic published by Peninsula Press! - An essay on the anxiety epidemic, autofiction and internet feminism. After the release of Sympathy, her debut novel which explores surveillance and identity in the internet age, Olivia Sudjic found herself under the microscope. Trapped in an anxious spiral of self-doubt, she became alienated from herself and her work. Blaming her own mental-health masked a wider problem that still persists: the…

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THE WHITE REVIEW X BURLEY FISHER BOOKS POETRY SALON

2 November @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
£5

Join us for the November TWR x BFB Poetry Salon, the sixth in the series. This salon will feature readings from Imogen Cassels, Kate Schneider, and Wayne Holloway-Smith. There will be copies of THE WHITE REVIEW NO. 23 on sale, and drinks, and snacks. IMOGEN CASSELS’s poems have appeared in the London Review of Books, Blackbox Manifold, Cumulus, Datableed, Ambit, and on the London Underground. She is a first-year PhD student at Cambridge. KATE SCHNEIDER is a writer and a…

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Launch: Haydn Middleton: The Ballad of Syd & Morgan

8 November @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the launch of Haydn Middleton's The Ballad of Syd & Morgan! A beautiful young man dressed in Cuban heels and a crushed-velvet jacket cuts a dash as he strides up Silver Street in his native Cambridge, heading for the ornate splendour of King’s College. It is 1968. He is the 22 year old Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd, and his destination is home to the great Edwardian novelist, 89 year old E M Forster. ‘The Ballad of…

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NOT THAT BAD: DISPATCHES FROM RAPE CULTURE (U.K. launch)

9 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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Roxane Gay’s New York Times-bestselling anthology NOT THAT BAD: DISPATCHES FROM RAPE CULTURE finally reaches the UK! Celebrate its timely publication by joining a conversation about how to write back to – and fight back against – rape culture with NTB contributor, writer and activist So Mayer (From Rape to Resistance: Taking Back the Screen), writer Preti Taneja (We that are young), filmmaker Jade Jackman (Eye Want Change), and poets Elizabeth-Jane Burnett and Emily Critchley (co-editors, #MeToo: A Poetry Collective, Chicago Review). A…

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Launch: Scott Manley Hadley: Bad Boy Poet

14 November @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the launch of Scott Manley Hadley's collection Bad Boy Poet. Bad Boy Poet is the debut poetry collection from whingy hipster blogger Scott Manley Hadley. It is a series of “confessional-style” poems describing the life of a confused and conflicted youngish man as he tries to work out who he is, following a mental health crisis and the subsequent breakdown of a relationship. Also there’s loads about poo, illness, ageing, masculinity, Pierce Brosnan, sexuality and dogs. Open…

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Semipermeable: Contemporary Literary Morphologies

15 November @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
£4

Semipermeable brings together five UK-based writers, Aurelia Guo, Felix Riemann, Matilda Tjäder, Lizzie Homersham and Vijay Kurana, along with William Kherbek, the writer of the novels Ecology of Secrets (2013) and ULTRALIFE (2016) and the poetry collections retrodiction (2016), 26 Ideologies for Aspiring Ideologists (2018) and Everyday Luxuries (2018). These writers work across a broad span of genres and engage a diverse range of subjects, what they have in common is a commitment to exploring the possibilities presented by literary…

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Dodie Bellamy in conversation with Paul Clinton

17 November @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
£5

Poet and critic Dodie Bellamy is the author of ten books and numerous chapbooks, focusing on sexuality, politics, feminism, experimentation and all things queer. This year, in recognition of her contribution to fiction, poetry and art writing, she is the subject of a season of events at contemporary art space CCA Wattis, San Francisco. Join us at Burley Fisher where Bellamy will appear in conversation with writer, art critic and Goldsmiths lecturer in curating Paul Clinton, to discuss her varied…

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Nervous States – William Davies in conversation with Suzanne Moore

21 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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Why do we no longer trust experts, facts and statistics? Why has politics become so fractious and warlike? What caused the populist upheavals of recent years?  William Davies’ new book, Nervous States: How Feeling Took Over The World, is an incisive, far-reaching exploration of our political landscape, charting how feelings have come to reshape our modern world. William will be joining us, in conversation with Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore, about his compelling, essential guide to the turbulent times we are living through. William…

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In Conversation: S.K. Perry | Michael Donkor | Irenosen Okojie

22 November @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
£5

Join us for an evening of readings and discussion with S.K. Perry, Michael Donkor and Irenosen Okojie. Let Me Be Like Water is SK Perry's debut novel, published this year in the UK & US by Melville House. As well as writing, she has variously been a campaigner, a nanny, a call centre fundraiser, a gender and equalities consultant, and an educator. Sarah is currently undertaking a PhD in creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University, where alongside writing a new…

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December 2018

Launch: Unknown Quantities Issue No. 6

5 December @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Unknown Quantities is an annual experimental interdisciplinary publication. Issue Nº6 is a collection of written and visual works examining notions of space and place. Through the lens of their respective practices, contributors address contemporary political economies of space and express critical ideas about perception, affect, culture and identity. Join us!

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Launch: Kingdom of Mud

6 December @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Kingdom of Mud describes the attempts of two observers (a naked eye and a loose tongue) coming to terms with the divide between their interior world and the outside landscape. Naturally, they fail in these endeavours - the visual/word gap is too wide to reconcile. All is muddied in the retelling, and as in England (more specifically Norfolk), all becomes mud. Shiri Lee Webb is a photographer based in London. Her work has been featured in Vice, Stereoscope Magazine and…

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