Book Grocer: 21-27 March

Book, poetry and spoken word events in London this week

Wednesday: Simon Armitage, Carol Ann Duffy, Helen Dunmore, Seamus Heaney and Michael Longley are at the Southbank Centre to celebrate Enitharmon Press (7.30pm, £15 / £12).

TS Eliot prize winning poet, novelist and playwright Philip Gross joins Adam Phillips for a chat at Lutyens & Rubinstein (7pm, £5).

Not So Popular and MAP Poetry get together at The Book Club for some ‘zine poetry and an open mic lucky dip (8pm, free).

Piers Paul Read tells you everything you ever wanted to know about the Dreyfus Affair, at Daunt Books in Marylebone (7pm, £8).

Poetry in Translation puts on a Jewish evening at the Poetry Cafe, with Khayke Beruriah Wiegand and Stephen Watts celebrating Yiddish poet AN Stencl (7.30pm, £5 / £3).

Thursday: Comics anthology Parallel Lives, featuring the work of Karrie Fransman, Abraham Christie, Lily Rose Beardshaw, Merlin Evans and more, gets launched at the London Print Studio (6.30pm, free). You can also have a gander at the LPS exhibition while you’re there.

Ross Sutherland and Ada Campe join the regular crew at Bang Said the Gun (8pm, £5).

Graham Buchan and Amy Neilson Smith perform poetry for two voices at the Poetry Cafe (8pm, £7 / £5).

Friday: John Lucas and Mark Gwynne Jones provide Fourth Friday with poetry at the Poetry Cafe (8pm).

Saturday: There’s storytelling for the under 7s from Vanessa Woolf at Dulwich Books (10.30am, free).

The Albany is attempting to build a world of stories – literally – in 12 hours. Head to Story Map and help them out (from 10am, free).

Bookstock is back! The authors appearing at The College Arms are Elspeth Duncan, Sophia Blackwell, Michael Nath and Essie Fox. Nick Dixon hosts (7pm, £6).

It’s all about the phoenix at the Poetry Cafe: see how fire and rebirth inspired Niall O’Sullivan, Nell Phoenix, Jeremy Reed, Raphael Roden, Tom Bland and host Chris Hadfield, all part of the Swoon Festival (from 1pm, £25).

Sunday: Alys Torrance,  Alice Fernbank and Danny Scheinmann are telling stories as Lip, Thumb and Toe, with Stephe Harrop, Rebecca Peyton and the Re-United Stanmore Family, at Brockley’s Jam Circus (7pm, £5).

Rosie Harris brings her poetry show for kids, A Roo in my Suitcase, to Watermans Theatre (3pm, £6.50).

Monday: Go to the launch of a new translated anthology at the Free Word Centre – and get a free copy of the book (7pm, free).

Live Canon performance ensemble take you Around the World in 80 Poems at the Bloomsbury Theatre (7pm, £10).

Enjoy stories, poems and crafts with your small ones at Rich Mix, from Apples and Snakes (1.30pm, £2 per child).

Catch three New Zealand poets at Kings Place: Fleur Adcock, Bill Manhire and Tusiata Avia (7pm, £9.50).

Bloomsbury Voices Stephanie Gerra, Wendy Shutler, Andrew Cuthbert and Bob Goody indulge in love, loss, lust and laughter at the Poetry Cafe (8pm, £6 / £4).

Tuesday: Get an introduction to Charles Dickens from the man himself (sort of – a very good impersonator) at Zizzi’s on Wigmore Street (6pm, £7 / £5).

Your second helping of Ross Sutherland this week comes at Book Slam, introducing William Boyd, Martin Figura and Jono McCleery at the Clapham Grand (7.30pm, £6).

Matthew Hollis and David Constantine discuss the final years of Edward Thomas, at the London Review Bookshop (7pm, £7).

Enjoy the Poetry Cafe‘s regular open mic night in the company of host Niall O’Sullivan (7.30pm, £5 / £4).

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  • Kaitlin Decosta

    Wioletta Grzegorzewska, Tim Atkins, Gabriele Labanauskaite, Marcus
    Slease and Patrick Coyle are focusing on poetry in translation at the Calvert Gallery.
    Translation company(http://www.centurytranslations.co.uk/)