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March 2019

Current Exhibition: Three Score & Ten: A Literary Journey Through Life by W.B. Gooderham

15 March @ 12:00 am - 1 May @ 12:00 am

Three Score & Ten From the Conception of Tristram Shandy to the Death of Ivan Ilych A Literary Journey Through Life by W.B. Gooderham (@wb_gooderham) Three Score & Ten is an exhibition-cum-anthology of literary quotes illustrating each year of life from conception to death. Its aim is to view the passage of time through the prism of literature, using a different fictional male and female character for each year, in order to detail the minuscule changes wrought upon our bodies…

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‘You Can Always Sell Any Dream To Me’ by Paul Haworth

20 March @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

You Can Always Sell Any Dream To Me is a show about the American troubadour Joshua Kadison (he of 90s hits ‘Jessie’ and ‘Beautiful In My Eyes’) by artist Paul Haworth. Through music and storytelling You Can Always Sell Any Dream To Me explores the work of that rarest of breeds: The Artist Who Stopped. It is about fandom and the way songs grow throughout our lives. The show involves group singing and the audience being voluntarily blindfolded. It is…

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CAConrad and Eileen Myles!! SOLD OUT

22 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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We are extremely excited to be welcoming back Burley Fisher favourite CAConrad, alongside Eileen Myles for an evening of readings! Other special guests might be added to the billing as we get closer to the event but we recommend you book early to avoid disappointment. CAConrad is a 2019 Creative Capital Fellow, and the author of 9 books of poetry and essays.  While Standing in Line for Death (Wave Books), received the 2018 Lambda Award.  A recipient of a Pew Fellowship…

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Launch: Ways of Coping by Ollie O’Neill: Out-Spoken Press

26 March @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for the launch of Ways of Coping by Ollie O'Neill published on Out-Spoken Press. In this powerful debut pamphlet, Ollie O’Neill asks what it means to be a woman living with Borderline Personality Disorder. Navigating a tenuous, patriarchal space in a time where women are regularly violated at home, in the workplace and online, these poems traverse love, anger, mental health, trauma and healing. Written with searing authority, here we find the beginnings of a wholly new and necessary…

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Book Benefit for the Hackney Homeless

27 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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On March 27th, Burley Fisher and local publisher Influx Press are hosting a book benefit night for Hackney charity North London Action for the Homeless, alongside independent publishers such as Granta, Canongate, Atlantic, Jacaranda, Influx, Peninsula, OWNIT! and Open Pen + more TBC. The event will have local authors Tahmima Anam, Ashley Hickson-Lovence and Wayne Holloway plus a guest spot from Women’s Prize shortlisted novelist Meena Kandasamy reading from their work. Books donated from 10 selected publishers will be available…

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Launch: The War on Drugs and the Global Colour Line by Kojo Koram

28 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Pluto Press and Burley Fisher Books are delighted to host the launch for The War on Drugs and the Global Colour Line, edited by Kojo Koram and published by Pluto Press.  Kojo will be joined by chair Emma Dabiri.   Why did particularly drugs become illegal? If drugs are illegal for everyone, why do only certain people seem to face punishment for the persistence of the thriving drugs trade?   This book seeks to answer such questions and more by analysing…

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April 2019

Launch: Philosopher of the Heart by Clare Carlisle

4 April @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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Please join us for the launch of Philosopher of the Heart: The Restless Life of Søren Kierkegaard by Clare Carlisle. Søren Kierkegaard, one of the most passionate and challenging of modern philosophers, is now celebrated as the father of existentialism - yet his contemporaries described him as a philosopher of the heart. Over about a decade in the 1840s and 1850s, writings poured from his pen analysing love and suffering, courage and anxiety, religious longing and defiance, and forging a…

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Witches – Laura Legge in convenversation with Rebecca Tamas

6 April @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

CALA by Laura Legge is an unusual coming-of-age debut novel from a young Scottish-Canadian writer. It blends the occult with the modern, following a small community of women living on the outskirts of their Hebridean society, where they have always followed the rules set down by one of their ancestors, a suspected witch. In Cala, Laura mines her Scottish roots through language, music, and spirituality. Rebecca Tamas was born in London and currently lives in York, where she lectures at…

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Launch: New Work 1: Aurelia Guo, Maija Timonen, Hannah Proctor and Coco Fitterman

12 April @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

New Work 1 Aurelia Guo, Maija Timonen, Hannah Proctor and Coco Fitterman will be reading from new work at Burley Fisher Books. Organised by Guo and Timonen as the first of a series of readings of new works by writers and artists working across genres. “New” is understood broadly, but focus of the series will be on work that has not previously been performed or published, as well as on departures from the readers’ usual discipline or style. Series launch…

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‘White Shroud’: a Lithuanian cult book presented by an indie-folk duo

18 April @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ask any well-read Lithuanian who completed high school after 2002 which work of literature they remember best from their studies and you are almost guaranteed to hear, “Antanas Škėma’s White Shroud – that’s my favourite novel!”- says the introduction to the ‘White Shroud’. In order to acquaint yourself with this translated fiction book, published by a Scottish publisher Vagabond Press in 2018 please come to the series of bespoke evenings in London, Glasgow and Edinburgh of indie-folk music and readings.…

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Launch: SNEGUROCHKA by Judith Heneghan & conversation with Claire Fuller

25 April @ 6:30 am - 9:30 pm

Please join us for the launch of Judith Heneghan's debut novel SNEGUROCHKA. Judith will be joined in conversation by Claire Fuller. Kiev 1992. Rachel, a troubled young English mother, joins her journalist husband on his first foreign posting in the city. Terrified of the apartment’s balcony, she develops obsessive rituals to keep their baby safe. Her difficulties expose her to a disturbing endgame between the elderly caretaker and a local racketeer who sends a gift that surely comes at a price. Rachel…

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