London Book And Poetry Events: 23-29 January

Author appearances, poetry and spoken word events in London this week

Wednesday 23 January: Nii Parkes, Maria Jastrzebska and Sofia Buchuck talk about what happens to poetry when the poet migrates, at the Free Word Centre (6.30pm, £6 / £4).

Mr Gee hosts Tolu Agbelusi, Raymond and Steve Duncan for Jawdance spoken word at Rich Mix (7.30pm, free).

Aidan Dun introduces Unholyland, his new poem about an Israeli DJ who falls in love with a Palestinian rapper, at Housmans (7pm, £3).

Sean O’Brien, Helen Mort, Jamie McKendrick and Deryn Rees-Jones read at the launch of Poetry London’s latest issue, at Foyles (6.30pm, free).

Mimi Khalvati and Chris McCabe launch the Poetry School‘s spring term at the Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall (7.30pm, free).

Thursday 24 January: POEM magazine launches at Europe House, with a reading from Sean O’Brien (6.30pm, free but you must RSVP in advance).

Discuss the future of literary magazines at the White Review’s sixth issue launch, at Foyles (6.30pm, free).

Kat Francois and Anthony Anaxagorou are the guests poets at Bang Said the Gun (8pm, £5).

Rack Press launches new poetry pamphlets from Susan Grindley, Rosalind Hudis, Ian Parks and Ian Pople at Lumen (6.30pm, free).

Palestinian poets Asma’a Azaizeh and Marwan Makhoul are at the Mosaic Rooms (7pm, free).

A new Bloodaxe anthology, Dear World & Everyone In It, launches at the Poetry Library in the Royal Festival Hall (8pm, free but book ahead).

Friday 25 January: Bookseller Crow on the Hill in Crystal Palace is the venue for the launch of The Love Child by Amanda Brookfield (7pm, free).

Jane Odiwe marks the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice’s publication at Chipping Barnet Library (6.30pm, free).

Poetry comes from Ruth Valentine and Jacqueline Gabbitas at Fourth Friday at the Poetry Cafe, hosted by Hylda Sims (8pm, £6 / £5).

Saturday 26 January: Sharif Gemi is at Housmans, looking at women writing in Muslim societies (6.30pm, £3).

Bookstock is back at The Green Man by Great Portland Street station, with Keith Kahn-Harris, Ruby Soames, Ben Crystal, Tim Griggs, Andrew Byrne and Dave Chawner (7.30pm, £6).

Amy Key, Jacqui Saphra and Gale Burns host The Shuffle at the Poetry Cafe (7.30pm, £5 / £3).

Sunday 27 January: From the people who brought you Stations and London Lies comes Lovers’ Lies. Go to the launch party at Keats House for a taster (2.30pm, £5).

Jane Duran and Leah Fritz are reading at Torriano Poets in Kentish Town (7.30pm, £5 / £3).

Monday 28 January: Today is the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice being first published. There are events happening around it, but none today (that we could find. Post a comment if you know different). But there’s nothing stopping you curling up with Lizzy Bennett instead. Or maybe even visiting some of the London locations.

Look forward to spring with Olivia McCannon, Carole Bromley, Norbert Hirschhorn, Cheryl Moskowitz, Caroline Carver, Nancy Mattson, Andrea Porter, Bethany Pope and Henry Fajemirokun at Coffee House Poetry (8pm, £7 / £6).

Tuesday 29 January: Hear tales from Stations, London Lies and Lovers’ Lies at the soon-to-be-evicted Friern Barnet library (7pm, free).

Niall O’Sullivan is the man in charge at the Poetry Cafe‘s open mic night (7.30pm, £5 / £4).

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