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October 2019

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

3rd October 2019 @ 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

4th October 2019 @ 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

11th October 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 18th October 2019 @ 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

15th October 2019 @ 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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Democracy May Not Exist But We’ll Miss it When It’s Gone – Astra Taylor in conversation w/ Gareth Evans

23rd October 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us for an event to celebration of Astra Taylor's new book: Democracy May Not Exist But We’ll Miss it When It’s Gone. The author will be in conversation with Gareth Evans, film and moving image curator of the Whitechapel gallery. Did democracy ever exist? Why is it no longer possible? Democracy is in crisis. In every major company it has been stole by elites or in the hands of strong men. In democracy’s name we see a raft…

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Launch: Double-Tracking: Studies in Duplicity by Rosanna Mclaughlin

24th October 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Please join us for the launch of Double Tracking: Studies in Duplicity, a collection of essays spanning satire, fiction & first-hand experience. Rosanna Mclaughlin is a writer and curator born, and currently based, in London. Her writing has been published by Frieze magazine, BOMB, Artsy and The White Review, among other places. She was the 2017 British Council fellow, on the TAARE program in Kingston, Jamaica, where she researched the life and work of Cuban-born artist Ana Mendieta. In 2016, she…

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Launch: Glitch by Lee Rourke : In Conversation with Will Wiles

30th October 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Dead Ink Books are delighted to be at Burley Fisher Books for the launch of Lee Rourke's third novel, Glitch. Glitch is a powerful novel about grief, family and ideas; it's a novel that explores the irregularities, the glitches in life, and works to understand the beauty in them. Through exploring ideas of loss, art and poetry, Lee Rourke has crafted a novel that is, in the words of Nikesh Shukla, 'always expansive and immersive in its exploration of what…

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Whose House is This? Ignota’s Halloween Party aka Hexit

31st October 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Whose house is this? Whose night keeps out the light In here? Say, who owns this house? It’s not mine. I had another sweeter, brighter, With a view of lakes crossed in painted boats; Of fields wide as arms open for me. This house is strange. In shadows lie. Say, tell me, why does its lock fit my key? – Toni Morrison, Home Whose House is This? Ignota’s Haunted House Party This Halloween, we invite you to join us in…

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November 2019

Left Book Club – An Autobiography by Angela Davis

4th November 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

‘There was the possibility that, having read it, more people would understand why so many of us have no alternative but to offer our lives – our bodies, our knowledge, our will – to the cause of our oppressed people.’ Join the Left Book Club for a discussion on Angela Davis’s remarkable autobiography. A deeply political work, Davis gives a vivid account of her imprisonment, trial and acquittal, connecting her personal narrative with her work in the prison abolition movement.…

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Goldsmiths Shorts – Launch

7th November 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Goldsmiths Shorts – Launch 7 November 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm The Goldsmiths Shorts pamphlet series brings together poetry, fiction and non-fiction by alumni from across the creative writing programmes and modules, taught within the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths. The alumni were asked to consider the pamphlet as an introduction to their work so far, as a unit that requires brevity, but also allows room for them to declare themselves. They were also invited…

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BOTH AND: Artist talk and performance

9th November 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

As part of their ongoing exhibition BOTH AND, artists Calum Storrie and Geoffrey Winston will be giving a guided tour, before hosting a musical performance by Alan Wilkinson and Douglas Benford. The talk will take place at 3, with the performance taking place at 4.30. It is free to attend but please register for a ticket using the link above. ALAN WILKINSON (alto, baritone saxophones, bass clarinet) has for many years been a leading figure in the British Improvised Music Community.…

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Launch: Car Park Life by Gareth E. Rees

14th November 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us for the launch of CAR PARK LIFE, a new book by Gareth E. Rees in conversation with Gary Budden (Influx Press). ‘I have stood in the psychedelic plains of Patagonia, thumb out in the hope of a passing vehicle; I have walked through a smoking lava flow in Iceland; but here on the central barrier of the concrete access ramp to Herne Bay’s rooftop Morrisons, I am a true pioneer.’ Car parks: commonplace urban landscapes, little-explored and rarely…

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