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September 2019

Launch: The Art of the Body by Alex Allison: Dialogue Books

4 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join exceptional debut novelist Alex Allison in conversation with his Dialogue Books Publisher, Sharmaine Lovegrove to launch his powerful book THE ART OF THE BODY, an original story about dignity and intimacy, tenderness and brutality, unafraid to explore uncommon bodies in unusual ways.

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Launch: Soft Fruit in the Sun by Oliver Zarandi

5 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Please join us for the launch of Oliver Zarandi's provocative debut collection, Soft Fruit in the Sun, featuring a reading from Zarandi himself, as well as a performance from James Howard from the band Blue House. Drinks will be available alongside copies of the book. Soft Fruit in the Sun introduces a new hybrid genre perhaps best defined as ‘tender body horror’, in which frank and naturalistic explorations of familial, romantic and sexual relationships are juxtaposed with characters who bleed…

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Launch & Conversation: The Readymades

6 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

‘Freedom to Move’: A reading by John Holten followed by an open discussion with Darko Dragičević Please join us for an evening of reading, discussion and drinks to mark the re-issuing of The Readymades. As the novel tells the story of a group of artists who move across Europe, dealing with travel restrictions and prejudice, as well as by our own experience of travelling to London for this occasion, we thought to frame the evening with a look at the…

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Left Book Club – Big Capital with Anna Minton

12 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join the Left Book Club and Anna Minton for an open discussion on London’s housing crisis. The conversation will be based on Anna’s book, Big Capital: Who is London for? What happens when housing is used for profit and no longer considered a social good? How does big capital shape London and reconfigure the rest of the UK today? What can we do to change this? We will explore these questions and debate how London can be reclaimed for the…

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The White Review Poetry Salon: Vala Thorodds and Leo Boix

13 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for the return of The White Review Poetry Salon! There will be readings and drinks! Vala Thorodds is an Icelandic poet, publisher, and translator. She is founding director of the literary press Partus and co-founding editor of the poetry journal Pain. Her work has appeared online and in print in publications including The White Review, Granta, The Guardian, PN Review, Hotel, Carcanet’s New Poetries VII, and The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem. Her translations of the selected…

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Launch: Flat Filters: the debut graphic novel by Chino Moya and Tal Brosh.

18 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Please join us for the launch of Flat Filters, the debut graphic novel by London-based writer-illustrator duo Chino Moya and Tal Brosh. A thirty-something year old wakes up one morning, looks through the window of his apartment and discovers that the world is gone. The building where he lives is now surrounded by an endless extension of a flat yellow floor and a monotone, sunless sky. As he runs out of food and water he decides to venture out on…

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My Mother Laughs by Chantal Akerman: Daniella Shreir and Nicole Flattery

30 September @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Chantal Akerman’s body of work explores dislocation, in-betweenness and fluidity. Her writing, like her life and work, resists easy categorisation. My Mother Laughs places stills from her films among imperfectly perfect fragments of writing to create a distillation of the themes Akerman pursued throughout her creative life, and a version of the simplest and most complicated love story of all: that between a mother and a daughter. In 2013, Akerman's mother was dying. She flew back from New York to…

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October 2019

Launch: Bad Writing by Travis Jeppesen

2 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Travis Jeppesen will do a reading from Bad Writing, followed by a discussion between Travis and Anthony Faramelli. Travis Jeppesen’s Bad Writing is a collection of interconnected essays and “fictocriticisms,” many appearing in print for the first time, that etches a pathway for a truly radical “bad” modernism in art and literature. Erudite, witty, and occasionally controversial, Bad Writing reinvigorates the too-often staid medium of art criticism as an iconoclastic and inventive literary art form. Travis Jeppesen is the author of the novels Victims, Wolf…

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Launch: This Way to Departures by Linda Mannheim: in conversation with Stuart Evers

3 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Pleasure join us for the launch of THIS WAY TO DEPARTURES, a new collection of stories by Linda Mannheim. We are delighted to announce that Linda will be in conversation with Stuart Evers on the night. What happens when we leave the places we’re from? What do we lose, and who do we become, and what parts of our pasts are unshakeable? Linda Mannheim’s second short story collection focuses on people who have relocated – both voluntarily and involuntarily. Opening…

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The White Review Poetry Salon: Katharine Kilalea and Khairani Barokka

4 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for the October edition of The White Review Poetry Salon - this month Katharine Kilalea and Khairani Barokka take the stage! Join us for an evening of readings and drinks! Katharine Kilalea grew up in South Africa and moved to the UK to study for an M.A. in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. Her debut poetry collection, One Eye’d Leigh (2009), was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award and longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize for writers…

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I Dream of a Forest. But It’s A Process: An Exhibition of Nordic Visual Poetry

11 October @ 7:00 pm - 18 October @ 7:00 pm

The first Nordic Poetry Festival begins with the opening of our exhibition of Nordic visual poetry. The exhibition features new work by Morten Søndergaard, Ragnhildur Johanns, Vilde Valerie Bjerke Torset and Tommi Musturi who will read / perform on the night alongside other visiting Nordic poets, including Aase Berg, Tiina Lehikoinen, Bård Torgersen and Lars Skinnebach. The exhibition, entitled ‘I DREAM OF A FOREST. BUT IT’S A PROCESS’ presents the remarkable innovation and depth in contemporary Nordic literature by evidencing…

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Aliasing, Semina No. 9: Where the novel has a nervous breakdown

15 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us for the launch of Aliasing, the debut novel by Mara Coson, and the final novel in the Semina series, guest edited by Stewart Home and published by Book Works. An alias is an assumed identity. In Aliasing the narration of fiction shifts like the weave of a binakul blanket, and the reader is confronted by a procession of simulacra that might be misunderstood as an alternative history of the Philippines. There are no falsehoods here since representation precedes and determines…

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