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January 2018

Paeans

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

Join Rebecca Lenkieweicz, Daljit Nagra and Rachel Long for Paeans: an evening celebrating their influences and inspirations. Each of them will select and present works of art that have been particularly important and transformative for them. Find out who has mattered to them most, whose words they hear in their heads, whose shadow they still can’t escape… Rebecca Lenkiewicz's The Night Season premiered at the National Theatre in 2004, received the Critics' Circle Most Promising Playwright Award and was nominated…

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February 2018

Go The Way Your Blood Beats: Michael Amherst & Megan Nolan

15 February @ 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 Michael Amherst’s Go the Way Your Blood Beats (Repeater). Michael will read from the book and then appear in conversation with Megan Nolan. GO THE WAY YOUR BLOOD BEATS questions the division of sexuality into straight and gay, in a timely exploration of the complex histories and psychologies of human desire. A challenge to the idea that sexuality can either ever be fully known or neatly categorised, it is a meditation on desire’s unknowability.…

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£5

Literally Speaking: London Edition

16 February @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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literally speaking

IN TOWN FROM BERLIN FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY, Literally Speaking is coming to Burley Fisher Books! 🇬🇧 🇩🇪 Literally Speaking is a fiction reading series that features the original work of local writers and the authors who inspire their stories. Each writer will share a story of their own, paired with an excerpt from an author of their choice. It's a way to see what's catalyzing your local artists and get us all on the same page...pun intended. Come for…

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Launch: On Anxiety – An Anthology from 3 of Cups

21 February @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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anxiety

Join us for the launch of ON ANXIETY, a new anthology from 3 of Cups Press. There will be readings, drinks and books!

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March 2018
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The White Review/Burley Fisher Poetry Salon

2 March @ 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 first monthly WR x BF Poetry Salon, hosted by Kayo Chingonyi. With readings from Nisha Ramayya, Susannah Dickie and Dai George. NISHA RAMAYYA’s pamphlets Notes on Sanskrit (2015) and Correspondences (2016) are published by Oystercatcher Press. DAI GEORGE's first book of poems is The Claims Office (Seren). He is working on a second book of poems, a PhD on modern poetry and syntax at UCL, and edits praccrit.com. SUSANNAH DICKEY 's first pamphlet I HAD SOME…

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SOLD OUT All the Devils Are Here: An excavation of David Seabrook with Rachel Cooke, Iain Sinclair, Neil Belton and Paul Tickell

7 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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Twenty years ago, in a series of mysterious, incandescent writings, David Seabrook told of the places he knew best, the declining resort towns of the Kent coast. His book All the Devils Are Here, published in 2002, was hailed as a furtive twitchy masterpiece but slipped out of print and its author died alone in his Canterbury flat in 2009. Championed by the likes of Rachel Cooke of the Observer, All the Devils Are Here has now finally been republished.…

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Hilary Wainwright & Gary Younge: A New Politics From The Left

8 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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Join us for a discussion between Hilary Wainwright and Guardian editor and journalist Gary Younge to celebrate the publication of Hilary’s A NEW POLITICS FROM THE LEFT. Millions of people passionately desire a viable alternative to austerity, authoritarianism and fear. They reject both corporate capitalism and an elite political system over which they have no control, but they are sceptical of the traditional weapons of the left: seizing state power and devising top-down solutions. They are inventing a new politics…

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Goldsmiths Shorts – Launch

16 March @ 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 the first four pamphlets in the new Goldsmiths Shorts series: Hasard Objectif by Joanna Walsh, Sad Farsi Love Poem by Abi Andrews, Passivity, Electricity, Acclivity by Ella Frears and Nowhere to go but back again by Dizz Tate. There will be readings and drinks! ABI ANDREWS was born in the Midlands. She studied English and Creative Writing at Goldsmiths. Her writing has appeared in Five Dials, Tender Journal and Dark Mountain Project amongst others. Her…

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Phillis Levin and Martha Sprackland – A Reading

22 March @ 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 with visiting American poet Phillis Levin and Martha Sprackland. PHILLIS LEVIN is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Mr. Memory & Other Poems (Penguin Books, 2016), a finalist for the 2016 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She is the editor of The Penguin Book of the Sonnet: 500 Years of a Classic Tradition in English (Penguin, 2001). Her honours include the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award, a…

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Life Drawing at Burley Fisher

25 March @ 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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Radical Kafka: Howard Caygill & Josh Cohen

28 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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kafka

Franz Kafka: poet of despair, domination, damnation; prophet of the 20th century’s inevitable atrocities. Or was he? Join us for what promises to be a night of fascinating discussion as Howard Caygill, author of Kafka: In the Light of the Accident, tries to convince us that, contrary to the received wisdoms, Kafka was in fact a writer of militant, and often comic, defiance; a writer whose work speaks to the radical politics of his time, and ours.   Howard will…

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Launch: Sophie Collins and Oli Hazzard

29 March @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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Please join us to celebrate the launch of Who is Mary Sue? by Sophie Collins, and Blotter by Oli Hazzard. Please note there is a strict RSVP for this event due to capacity. Please email rsvp@burleyfisherbooks.com if you intend to come. Who is Mary Sue? In the language of fan fiction, a 'Mary Sue' is an idealised and implausibly flawless character: a female archetype that can infuriate audiences for its perceived narcissism. Such is the setting for this brilliant and…

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