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October 2017

Launch: Hollow Shores by Gary Budden

26 October @ 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 Hollow Shores by Gary Budden, published by Dead Ink Books. Budden’s debut collection blends the traditions of weird fiction and landscape writing in an interlinked set of stories from the emotional geographies of London, Kent, Finland and a place known as the Hollow Shore. The Hollow Shore is both fictional and real. It is a place where flowers undermine railway tracks, relationships decay and monsters lurk. It is the shoreline of a receeding, retreating…

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Poetry night: Elaine Kahn with Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Holly Pester and Jack Underwood

27 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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To celebrate Elaine Kahn’s visit to the UK, we’re hosting a poetry night with readings from Elaine, Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Holly Pester and Jack Underwood.   Please click here for tickets.   ELAINE KAHN is a writer, musician, and artist currently based in Los Angeles. She is the author of I Told You I Was Sick: A Romance (After Hours Ltd, 2017), Women in Public (City Lights, 2015), A Voluptuous Dream During An Eclipse (Poor Claudia, 2012) and Customer  (Ecstatic Peace Library, 2010). Writing has been published in Art Papers, Open Space,Brooklyn Rail, The Poetry Foundation, Jubilat, San Francisco…

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Life Drawing at Burley Fisher

29 October @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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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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Ampersand Publishing Poetry Night

30 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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Join us for the launch of Ampersand Publishing Limited's two new poetry titles: Recipe for Being a Woman by Hermione Cameron with illustrations by Louise Armour-Chelu and Echoing by Elliot Koubis with artwork by Aurelie Freoua. Hermione and Elliot will read from their complex, poignant collections, and they will be joined by three outstanding poets: Iris Colomb, Gabriel Jones and Eleanor Penny, who will be reading extracts from their own work.

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November 2017

Giorgio Marani – Typographic Retrospective

8 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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Giorgio Marani’s first solo exhibition focuses on the importance of typography within graphic design, and is being held at Burley Fisher Books in Haggerston at 7pm on Wednesday 8th November. The exhibition showcases the work of Giorgio Marani, a Milanese graphic designer who started experimenting with typography in 2005 at Scuola Grafica Salesiana. In Milan, he was taught traditional methods of graphic design, learning the rigours of technical handdrawing alongside computer-based design. In 2014 joined the (BA) Graphic and Media…

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Singed / by Daniela Cascella / Booklaunch

10 November @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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Join us for the launch of Daniela Cascella's new book, SINGED (Equus Press, 2017), featuring staged readings & performances from the book. Louis Armand & David Vichnar will introduce the press and the book. Readings will be performed by Daniela Cascella, David Toop, CD Rose and James Wilkes.

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CAConrad with Jane Yeh and Richard Scott

11 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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The one and only CAConrad is back at Burley Fisher Books to celebrate the launch of his new book, While Standing in Line for Death. He’ll be joined by two other poets, Jane Yeh and Richard Scott.   After his boyfriend Earth’s murder, CAConrad was looking for a (Soma)tic poetry ritual to overcome his depression. This new book of 18 rituals and their resulting poems contains that success, along with other political actions and exercises that testify to poetry’s ability…

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Launch: Tigerish Waters: Selected Writings of Sophie Reilly

29 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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Join us for the London launch of Tigerish Waters: Selected Writings of Sophie Reilly, published by Mad Weir Books. Tigerish Waters gathers together the vital, lyrical writings of Sophie Reilly (1995-2016) – in prose, poetry and drama – alongside the journal which, written over the final months of a life cut tragically short by suicide, bears witness to her terrible battle with a complex of debilitating manic and depressive illnesses. What emerges, powerfully, is the struggle of a young and…

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CANCELLED A Failed Experiment: Stephen Armstrong and William Davies in conversation

30 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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In “A Failed Experiment” two of our most astute political writers – journalist Stephen Armstrong and sociologist William Davies – assess the damage inflicted by years of neoliberal experimentation. Tickets cost £4 and can be bought here. STEPHEN ARMSTRONG is a journalist and author. He writes extensively for the Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Guardian. He also appears occasionally on Radio 4 and Radio 2. His books include War PLC, The Super-Rich Shall Inherit the Earth and The…

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December 2017
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6 December @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS Thunderclap Publishing invites you to an evening of literary discussion at Burley Fisher Books. Authors cum technologists Dominic Fox and Maartens Lourens will be taking on the popular topics of artificial intelligence, machine learning and their use in literature and other creative fields. Maartens Lourens’ latest novel Down To A Sunless Sea was co-written with neural net Deep Thunder, a machine learning device trained on the text of the story to create unique words and phrases…

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Dodo Ink Showcase

13 December @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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Join us for a special showcase of three authors from indie press Dodo Ink: Seraphina Madsen, Neil Griffiths and James Miller. The writers will be reading from and discussing their work. Come along and support this fantastic independent press and have a glass of mulled wine! The event will be chaired by Jude Cook. JAMES MILLER is a novelist and academic. His previous novels, LOST BOYS, a disturbing re-imagining of 'Peter Pan' for the War on Terror, and SUNSHINE STATE,…

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Christmas Life Drawing

14 December @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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In celebration of the season the wonderful Roz is going to be teaching a festive evening class. Same deal as always, materials provided. Only this time we'll also be providing MULLED WINE!! Festive indeed.

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