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September 2017

Launch: So the Doves by Heidi James

14th September 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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do the doves

Heidi James returns to Burley Fisher Books for the launch of her new novel, So the Doves. There will readings, drinks, origami and a chance to buy copies of the book.   When award-winning journalist Marcus Murray's latest story uncovers a corrupt alliance between a UK bank, the arms trade and the government, it seems he has triumphed again in his quest for the truth. But he is accused of fabrication and nothing in his life makes sense any more,…

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Disegno #16 Issue Preview

18th September 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
DIsegno 16 invite

Please join us at the shop for an event to celebrate the latest issue of Disegno. For more information on the magazine please visit their website: https://www.disegnodaily.com/

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£12

Life Drawing at Burley Fisher

24th September 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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life drawing

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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£3

Luiza Sauma and Laura Kaye – Debut Authors Night #3

28th September 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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luiza laura

Join us for the third edition of our DEBUT AUTHORS NIGHT, with readings from Laura Kaye, author of English Animals, and Luiza Sauma, author of Flesh and Bone and Water. LAURA KAYE grew up in rural Oxfordshire. She worked in television for ten years on music documentaries before her debut novel English Animals was published by Little, Brown in 2017. In 2011 she took a year out of work to do the MA in Creative & Life Writing at Goldsmiths…

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October 2017

Launch: The Hotel Tito by Ivana Bodrožić

4th October 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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Hotel Tito Invitation 4 October (1)

Seven Stories Press UK invite you to celebrate the publication of the finest work of fiction about the Yugoslav wars: Ivana Bodrožić’s The Hotel Tito.   IVANA BODROŽIĆ was born in Vukovar in 1982 where she lived until the Yugoslav wars started in 1991 when she then moved to Kumrovec where she stayed with her family at a hotel for displaced persons. She studied at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. In 2005, she published her first poetry…

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£4

Baking With Kafka – Tom Gauld

5th October 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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tom gauld

Join us to celebrate the publication of multi-award-winning cartoonist Tom Gauld’s Baking With Kafka. Tom will give a short presentation about the book and his practice in general, and take questions from the audience. Collecting together one hundred and fifty riotous and laugh-out-loud one page works, Baking With Kafka asks the questions no one else dares ask about civilisation as we know it. From the key to the success of Neil Gaiman’s ‘Norse Mythology’ book tour to the explicit and…

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£10

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee – A night of Korean food, drink and literature

19th October 2017 @ 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 night of Korean food, drink and literature. Min Jin Lee will be reading from her novel Pachinko and speaking with author and journalist Adrian Levy. There will be food provided by new local restaurant Shep’s and a sujo mojito on arrival. MIN JIN LEE is a Korean–American author and journalist. Born in Seoul, her family moved to America when she was seven. She attended law school at Georgetown University and worked as a lawyer for several…

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£4

Experiments in prose: Eley Williams, David Hayden and Russell Persson

20th October 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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experiments in prose

Join authors Eley Williams (Attrib. & other stories), David Hayden (Darker With the Lights On), and Russell Persson (The Way of Florida) as they read from and discuss some of the most innovative fiction to be published in recent years. Praised by the likes of Eimear McBride and Kevin Barry, DAVID HAYDEN is one the most imaginative writers at work today. Darker with the Lights On, his first collection, is a giddy, absurd, bleak yet hilarious look at a world not…

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Launch: Hollow Shores by Gary Budden

26th October 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
hollow shores

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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£4

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

27th October 2017 @ 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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£12

Life Drawing at Burley Fisher

29th October 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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life drawing

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

30th October 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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ampersand

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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