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November 2018

THE WHITE REVIEW X BURLEY FISHER BOOKS POETRY SALON

2nd November 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
£5

Join us for the November TWR x BFB Poetry Salon, the sixth in the series. This salon will feature readings from Imogen Cassels, Kate Schneider, and Wayne Holloway-Smith. There will be copies of THE WHITE REVIEW NO. 23 on sale, and drinks, and snacks. IMOGEN CASSELS’s poems have appeared in the London Review of Books, Blackbox Manifold, Cumulus, Datableed, Ambit, and on the London Underground. She is a first-year PhD student at Cambridge. KATE SCHNEIDER is a writer and a…

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Launch: Haydn Middleton: The Ballad of Syd & Morgan

8th November 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the launch of Haydn Middleton's The Ballad of Syd & Morgan! A beautiful young man dressed in Cuban heels and a crushed-velvet jacket cuts a dash as he strides up Silver Street in his native Cambridge, heading for the ornate splendour of King’s College. It is 1968. He is the 22 year old Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd, and his destination is home to the great Edwardian novelist, 89 year old E M Forster. ‘The Ballad of…

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NOT THAT BAD: DISPATCHES FROM RAPE CULTURE (U.K. launch)

9th November 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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Roxane Gay’s New York Times-bestselling anthology NOT THAT BAD: DISPATCHES FROM RAPE CULTURE finally reaches the UK! Celebrate its timely publication by joining a conversation about how to write back to – and fight back against – rape culture with NTB contributor, writer and activist So Mayer (From Rape to Resistance: Taking Back the Screen), writer Preti Taneja (We that are young), filmmaker Jade Jackman (Eye Want Change), and poets Elizabeth-Jane Burnett and Emily Critchley (co-editors, #MeToo: A Poetry Collective, Chicago Review). A…

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Launch: Scott Manley Hadley: Bad Boy Poet

14th November 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the launch of Scott Manley Hadley's collection Bad Boy Poet. Bad Boy Poet is the debut poetry collection from whingy hipster blogger Scott Manley Hadley. It is a series of “confessional-style” poems describing the life of a confused and conflicted youngish man as he tries to work out who he is, following a mental health crisis and the subsequent breakdown of a relationship. Also there’s loads about poo, illness, ageing, masculinity, Pierce Brosnan, sexuality and dogs. Open…

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Semipermeable: Contemporary Literary Morphologies

15th November 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
£4

Semipermeable brings together five UK-based writers, Aurelia Guo, Felix Riemann, Matilda Tjäder, Lizzie Homersham and Vijay Kurana, along with William Kherbek, the writer of the novels Ecology of Secrets (2013) and ULTRALIFE (2016) and the poetry collections retrodiction (2016), 26 Ideologies for Aspiring Ideologists (2018) and Everyday Luxuries (2018). These writers work across a broad span of genres and engage a diverse range of subjects, what they have in common is a commitment to exploring the possibilities presented by literary…

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Dodie Bellamy in conversation with Paul Clinton

17th November 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
£5

Poet and critic Dodie Bellamy is the author of ten books and numerous chapbooks, focusing on sexuality, politics, feminism, experimentation and all things queer. This year, in recognition of her contribution to fiction, poetry and art writing, she is the subject of a season of events at contemporary art space CCA Wattis, San Francisco. Join us at Burley Fisher where Bellamy will appear in conversation with writer, art critic and Goldsmiths lecturer in curating Paul Clinton, to discuss her varied…

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Nervous States – William Davies in conversation with Suzanne Moore

21st November 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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£4

Why do we no longer trust experts, facts and statistics? Why has politics become so fractious and warlike? What caused the populist upheavals of recent years?  William Davies’ new book, Nervous States: How Feeling Took Over The World, is an incisive, far-reaching exploration of our political landscape, charting how feelings have come to reshape our modern world. William will be joining us, in conversation with Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore, about his compelling, essential guide to the turbulent times we are living through. William…

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In Conversation: S.K. Perry | Michael Donkor | Irenosen Okojie

22nd November 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
£5

Join us for an evening of readings and discussion with S.K. Perry, Michael Donkor and Irenosen Okojie. Let Me Be Like Water is SK Perry's debut novel, published this year in the UK & US by Melville House. As well as writing, she has variously been a campaigner, a nanny, a call centre fundraiser, a gender and equalities consultant, and an educator. Sarah is currently undertaking a PhD in creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University, where alongside writing a new…

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December 2018

Launch: Unknown Quantities Issue No. 6

5th December 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Unknown Quantities is an annual experimental interdisciplinary publication. Issue Nº6 is a collection of written and visual works examining notions of space and place. Through the lens of their respective practices, contributors address contemporary political economies of space and express critical ideas about perception, affect, culture and identity. Join us!

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Launch: Kingdom of Mud

6th December 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Kingdom of Mud describes the attempts of two observers (a naked eye and a loose tongue) coming to terms with the divide between their interior world and the outside landscape. Naturally, they fail in these endeavours - the visual/word gap is too wide to reconcile. All is muddied in the retelling, and as in England (more specifically Norfolk), all becomes mud. Shiri Lee Webb is a photographer based in London. Her work has been featured in Vice, Stereoscope Magazine and…

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JackedFloss

14th December 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

JackedFloss Joint book launch for Sarah Crewe & So Mayer @sarai_81 & @tr0ublemayer Friday 14 December 2018 Burley Fisher Books 7 pm. Free. Join us for solstitial ululations and feminist invocations. Mulling, dancing and revolution will be served. (Aqui)fers will be Lit(mus). Book blurbs: floss floss is an exploration of working class feminist psychogeography via flick, a woman thing, and a phantom dog named floss. The poems explore sites of erasure and loss in central and North Liverpool, and combines…

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Late opening and signing: The Gentle Author, Jane Giles and Ali Catterall

20th December 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for an extra special late night opening and book signing featuring The Gentle Author, Jane Giles and Ali Catterall whose titles all celebrate London - its places, people and cats. THE LIFE & TIMES OF MR PUSSY - The Gentle Author Filled with sentiment yet never sentimental, THE LIFE & TIMES OF MR PUSSY is a literary hymn to the intimate relationship between humans and animals. SCALA CINEMA 1978-1993 - Jane Giles Scala Cinema 1978-1993 by Jane Giles…

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