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The Londonist Literary List

By london_sarah Last edited 131 months ago
The Londonist Literary List
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The Londonist Literary List appears every Tuesday. If you’d like to bring an event to our attention, please email londonistlit@gmail.com.

It seems to us that the only literary reading series that ultimately survive are the ones that encourage a fair amount of alcohol consumption. With that in mind, the new series Through a Glass Darkly (this Thursday, also pictured to the right) has done one better by hosting a reading in a pub, on the theme of pubs, with attendees expected to patronise the pub. Sounds to us like it can't lose...

Events Around London:

Tomorrow (the 12th), Ambit presents a night of poetry with readings by James Dufficy and Naomi Foyle. Doors at 6:30, event at 7:30pm. Upstairs at the Bath House, 96 Dean Street. £4/£3 concessions.

On Thursday (the 13th), Through a Glass Darkly, the new reading series brought to you through the combined efforts of a congregation of London literary people, presents pub-themed readings by Matt Thorne, Tom McCarthy, Heidi James, Lee Rourke, and Paul Ewen. 7:30pm. The Wheatsheaf Pub, 24 Rathbone Place. FREE.

Also on Thursday, poet John Hegley celebrates the launch of his latest book, Uncut Confetti, with a reading at Foyles. 2pm. 113-119 Charing Cross Road. FREE, but must email festival@foyles.co.uk to reserve a spot.

New Releases:

Philosophy Made Simple, by Robert Hellenga

Drinking with the Cook, by Laura Furman

Canvey Island, by James Runcie

Other News:

Our apologies for omitting Michael Stephen Fuchs' novel, The Manuscript, from the list of new releases on the fledgling Macmillan New Writing imprint last week!

Last Updated 11 April 2006