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May 2019

Launch – Farzaneh and the Moon by Matt Wilven

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

Please join us for the launch of Matt Wilven's FARZANEH AND THE MOON When N meets a charismatic outsider called Farzaneh, he realises that something has been missing in his life. They fall for each other and begin an intense and passionate relationship. However, Farzaneh starts to isolate herself, becoming obsessed and embroiled in her mysterious connection with the moon. N is forced to reappraise everything he knows, searching for meaning and identity while he violently collides with the limits…

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Launch – PLUME by Will Wiles

16 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us for the launch of PLUME, a new novel by Will Wiles. Jack Bick is an interview journalist at a glossy lifestyle magazine. From his office window he can see a black column of smoke in the sky, the result of an industrial accident on the edge of the city.  As Bick's life implodes under the pressure of alcoholism and his many deceptions, the smoke becomes a harbinger of truth and an omen of personal apocalypse. An unpromising interview…

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Meditation Class with Dada Jyotirupananda

18 May @ 11:00 am - 15 June @ 12:00 pm

We are excited to announce that we plan to host a weekly meditation class in our event space on Saturday mornings with Dada Jyotirupananda, author of Meditation: Searching for the Real You. On Saturday 18th May at 11am we will host the first in a series of four classes that will run in our basement space. General Description of the series of classes: In these series of classes, Dada Jyotirupananda, a meditation teacher for over 30 years, guides us week by…

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Launch – We’ll Never Have Paris edited by Andrew Gallix

22 May @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Edited by Andrew Gallix, We’ll Never Have Paris is a new collection of fiction and essays about, set in or inspired by the French capital as it exists in the Anglophone literary imagination. It features contributions from an abundance of literary stars, including Tom McCarthy, Eley Williams, Max Porter, Brian Dillon, Jennifer Hodgson, Sophie Mackintosh, Stewart Home and many many more. Join us for an evening of talk and readings with the contributors, chaired by Sam Jordison and with readings…

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Launch – A Few Interiors by Rowland Bagnall

23 May @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us and Carcanet Press for the launch of Rowland Bagnall's debut collection A Few Interiors. Joining Rowland will be Adam Heardman and Helen Charman, who will be celebrating the launch by reading a few of their own. Full of playful glitches and malfunctions, this debut collection from an alumnus of Carcanet’s New Poetries series and a recent favourite in the pages of PN Review is a poetry of misses and near-misses, distortions and uncertainties. The poems capture a feeling…

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Launch: Darling, It’s Me & Reckless Paper Birds: Penned in the Margins

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

The London launch for two poetry collections: Alison Winch's Darling, It's Me and John McCullough's Reckless Paper Birds, both published by Penned in the Margins.   Contains short readings and much mirth.

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Launch: Rebel Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London’s Radical History

31 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The radical response to conservative heritage tours and banal day-tripper guides, Rebel Footprints brings to life the history of social movements in the capital. Transporting readers from well-known landmarks to history-making hidden corners, David Rosenberg tells the story of protest and struggle in London from the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. From the suffragettes to the socialists, from the Chartists to the trade unionists, the book invites us to step into the footprints of a diverse cast of dedicated…

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June 2019

Regenerate! Poetry & Prose from Burley Fisher Books’ Creative Writing Group

2 June @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come and celebrate the Regenerate writers as we launch an anthology collecting writing from Burley Fisher's first ever creative writing workshop, funded by the Bookseller's Association Diversity Fund. Our emerging writers will be joined by Regenerate guest writers Juliet Jacques and Irenosen Okojie and facilitator So Mayer to showcase the variety and vitality of writing, right here, right now.

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Launch: Desperate Literature – Eleven Stories

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

Join us on June 6th to celebrate the launch of the winners of the 2nd annual Desperate Literature Short Fiction Prize, a prize for innovative and experimental fiction based out of the Madrid bookshop Desperate Literature, which partners with journals, residencies and arts organisations across the UK, Europe, India and the USA. The event sees the UK launch of the new collection ELEVEN STORIES, which are the collected pieces of fiction that made up this year's shortlist, which was judged…

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Corporations paving the way for socialism? A conversation

13 June @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Leigh Philips and Michal Rozworski in conversation with Adam Greenfield (author of Radical Technologies) as they discuss the potential of planning in the age of mega-corporations of silicon valley domination: Since the demise of the USSR, the mantle of the largest planned economies in the world has been taken up by the likes of Walmart, Amazon and other multinational corporations For the left and the right, major multinational companies are held up as the ultimate expressions of free-market capitalism.…

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Private View: Bloom, a new exhibition by Rosalyn Edenbrow

14 June @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Please join us to celebrate the opening of 'Bloom', a new exhibition of monoprints by Rosalyn Edenbrow. There will be drinks and prints on sale!

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Metabolize, If Able – An Evening of Readings

17 June @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Arcadia Missa and Burley Fisher Books present an evening of readings with Clay AD, Leah Clements, Francesca Lisette and Laurel Uziell in celebration of the reissue of Clay AD’s novel ‘Metabolize, If Able’. ‘Metabolize, If Able’ is a queer correspondence sent from a dystopian future. ​Clay AD’s hybrid-novel​ follow​s​ the lives of clones​ and their spawn through ​medical charts, IMs, self-help meditations, screenplays, and, of course, epistles. ​For the clones, a ​corporation​ controls life and death, sickness and wealth. Corp…

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