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May 2018

The White Review/Burley Fisher Poetry Salon

4 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
£4

Join us for the third monthly WR x BF Poetry Salon, hosted by Kayo Chingonyi. With readings from Belinda Zhawi, Kate Potts and others tbc. BELINDA ZHAWI is a Zimbabwean-born writer and educator who lives and works in London. Her work mostly focuses on memories of living in rural and urban Zimbabwe. She has performed across the UK in numerous venues, festivals and events including at Africa Writes, Bestival and TATE, with her work published in the anthologies LIMINAL ANIMALS…

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Call me Zebra: Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi in conversation with Tom McCarthy

8 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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Join us to celebrate the publication of CALL ME ZEBRA by Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi. Azareen will be joined by Tom McCarthy, author of Satin Island and Remainder. Zebra is the last in a line of anarchists, atheists, and autodidacts. When war came, her family didn’t fight; they took refuge in books. Now alone and in exile, Zebra leaves New York for Barcelona, retracing the journey she and her father made from Iran to the United States years ago. Books are Zebra’s…

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Tell Me the Planets – Ben Platts-Mills in conversation

9 May @ 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 to celebrate the publication of Ben Platts-Mills's book Tell Me the Planets: a moving, humane and insightful examination of what it's like to live with serious brain injury. Ben will be in conversation with Matthew, who forms a part of Ben's book. Ben has, for the last 14 years, worked for Headway East London, a charity supporting survivors of brain injury. Tell Me the Planets: Matthew has a meticulously logical mind. He is intelligent,…

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Wrestliana: Toby Litt in conversation with Steven J Fowler

11 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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Please join us for an evening of readings and discussions (and perhaps even a little wrestling) to celebrate the release of Toby Litt's new memoir: Wrestliana. "Toby Litt's father wanted him to find about their ancestor: William Litt, a champion Cumberland Wrestler.  William was one of the greatest ever 'kings of the green' - a man who reigned undefeated in one of the nineteenth century's most popular sports, taking home over 200 prize belts. William had other talents, as well.…

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Launch: Anti-Politics by Eliane Glaser

17 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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Join Repeater Books and Eliane Glaser to launch her new book, Anti-Politics. She will be in conversation with James Butler. Recent years have seen a wave of populism and mistrust of politics across the political spectrum, encouraged and weaponised by Trump, Farage and Brexit. Anti-Politics: On the Demonization of Ideology, Authority and the State takes stock of the slow death of politics, and explores how it might be restored. ELIANE GLASER was one of the first commentators to draw attention…

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Launch: Mixed-Race Superman

24 May @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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PREORDER THE BOOK Please join Peninsula Press for the launch of Mixed-Race Superman by Will Harris. There will be drinks, books, and readings from the author, as well as from Raymond Antrobus and Rowan Hisayo Buchanan. -- Mixed-Race Superman asks what it means to be mixed race in an increasingly divided world. In an era where a man endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan can sit in the White House, Will Harris considers how two very different supermen—Barack Obama and…

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DISCO SOUR – Book launch London

25 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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FREE RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/disco-sour-book-launch-london-tickets-45191391669 Join us for an event to celebrate the publication of DISCO SOUR, a speculative fiction novel from Giuseppe Porcaro, published by Unbound. Giuseppe Porcaro will be in conversation with Dave Hutchinson, a science fiction writer best known for his Fractured Europe series, which has received multiple award nominations, with the third novel, Europe in Winter, winning the BSFA Award for Best Novel, and Nicholas Barrett a literary critic who contributes reviews to the TLS and the Economist,…

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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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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

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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Join us for the launch of Clare Fisher's new, incredible short story collection, How The Light Gets In. There will be readings from Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett and Helen Cullen - who both have excellent new books out - 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…

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Life drawing at Burley Fisher Books

24 June @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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£12

Life drawing classes on every last Sunday of the month from 4.00-6pm. The classes have a relaxed atmosphere and all levels are welcome, from beginner to well practised artists. Each session will begin with a series of short poses, ending in one longer pose to focus on. Constructive feedback and pointers will be available if you’d like coaching, or just come along and create uninterrupted! We will be using a variety of artists materials, exploring a range of drawing techniques.…

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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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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

Triple launch: Vahni Capildeo, Steven J Fowler and Zaffar Kunial

12 July @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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Join us on 12 July for a Burley Fisher first: the triple launch of Vahni Capildeo’s Venus as a Bear, Steven J Fowler’s The Wrestlers and Zaffar Kunial’s Us. There will be readings and signings and drinks. Full details below.   VAHNI CAPILDEO enjoys cross-genre and multilingual writing. Their six books and four pamphlets include Venus as a Bear (Carcanet, 2018) and Seas and Trees (Recent Work, 2017). Their current projects include developing traditional masquerade peformance for Trinidad's Bocas Litfest, and an intersemiotic collaboration…

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