London Book And Poetry Events: 13-19 June

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

Thursday 13 June: We loved both Jonathan Lee’s Who Is Mr Satoshi? and Joy, so celebrate the paperback release of the latter with the author at Review Bookshop in Peckham (7pm, free).

Jacob Sam-La Rose and the Burn After Reading Collective join the regulars at Bang Said the Gun (8pm, £7 / £5).

Hadley Freeman, Matt Haig and Melissa Harrison read at free lit party night The Book Stops Here (8pm, free; doors open 7.45pm and it’ll be busy).

Matt Rudd, Talia Randall, Jenny Fawcett, Dominic Frisby and the one and only Cerys Matthews are at Book Slam in Clapham (£6).

Leo Hollis explains why cities are good for you at the Bloomsbury Institute, with PD Smith (6pm, £10 / £6).

Soweto Kinch, Patience Agbabi and Mark Gwynne-Jones perform at London Liming, Rich Mix (7.30pm, £10 / £8).

Guardian film critic and novelist Peter Bradshaw is at West End Lane Books (7.30pm, free but reserve in advance).

Nick Taussig talks about his novel The Distinguished Assassin, set in 1950s Russia, at Belgravia Books (6.30pm, free).

Friday 14 June: Japanese author Masashi Matsuie is in conversation with Michael Emmerlich at the London Review Bookshop ahead of their World Literature Event later this month, focusing on Japan (7pm, £10).

Children’s author Janet Hoggarth is reading from and signing copies of Gaby’s Angel at Peckham’s Review Bookshop (5pm, free).

Sally Pollard hosts Poetry Jam at the Richmond Tea Box (7pm, free).

Lizzie Shirley, PR Murry, Penny Faulkner and Patric Cunnane are the Dodo Modern Poets at the Poetry Cafe (8pm, £6 / £5).

Indie poetry publisher The Emma Press will have a stall every Friday at Lower Marsh Market, starting today.

Winners of this year’s Eric Gregory Award read at The Bell on Middlesex Street, plus Roddy Lumsden and Emily Hasler (7.45pm, £5).

Deborah Frances-White’s comedy/storytelling show Half a Can of Worms is at the Etcetera Theatre (7.30pm, £10 / £8).

Saturday 15 June: Hannah Pool, Yvette Edwards, Dean Atta, Ellen Banda-Aaku and Marilyn Heward Mills are the guests at Black Book Swap #3 in Brixton (11.30am-5pm, £7 / £10).

Jake Arnott is the special guest of Jeremy Reed and the Ginger Light at the Horse Hospital (7.30pm, £5).

There’s another Amnesty Book Sale in Blackheath – no times given though.

Sunday 16 June: Cheryl Moskowitz and Racker Donnelly join hosts Sarah Doyle and Allen Ashley for a jazz-poetry event at The Dugdale Theatre in Enfield (7pm, £11).

Monday 17 June: Wembley Wordfest celebrates Brent’s newest library, and launches with Peter Conradi, author of The Kings Speech (7pm, free).

Coffee House Poetry goes Welsh with Phil Bowen, Marianne Burton, Rebecca Perry, Robert Seatter, Judy Brown, Graham Clifford, Rhian Edwards and Kathryn Simmonds (8pm, £8 / £7).

Inua Ellams and GREEdS perform some free spoken word at St Thomas’ Hospital with Apples and Snakes (1pm).

David Constantine and Tom Kuhn join Poet in the City at Kings Place for an evening of Bertolt Brecht (7pm, £9.50).

Lucy Mangan hosts an evening with Malorie Blackman and Melvin Burgess at Waterstones Piccadilly (6.30pm, £5 / £3).

Tuesday 18 June: Meet Nick Coleman, author of music and hearing loss memoir The Train in the Night, at West End Lane Books (7.30pm, free but reserve in advance).

Dorothy Koomson is at Wembley Wordfest (7pm, free).

Niall O’Sullivan hosts the weekly open mic night at the Poetry Cafe, Poetry Unplugged (7.30pm, £5 / £4).

Laura Simms tells fantastic tales of South Africa, the Caucasus and New York City at the Soho Theatre (8pm, £9 / £7).

Cara Watson and Daphne Gloag read at Cinnamon Press‘s launch of Asylum Seekers, at Lumen (6.30pm, £5 / £4).

If you missed Deborah Frances-White in Camden, catch her at RADA Studios today and tomorrow (7.30pm, £10 / £8).

Wednesday 19 June: Discover utopian visions found in folk tales down the ages, at Housmans (7pm, £3).

Celebrate Victor Serge at the London Review Bookshop with Paul Gordon and Lorna Scott Fox (7pm, £7).

Kris Hollington and Nina Hollington take you on a tour of criminal London from the safety of Woolfson & Tay (7pm, free but book ahead).

It’s Brixton vs Clapham in the Stanza Bonanza clash at the Poetry Cafe (7.30pm, free).

Book ahead: Everything Hadley Freeman has done so far to promote Be Awesome has sold out. We’ll be honest with you: we’re writing this in advance, so the event at Foyles on 20 June may sell out as well by the time you read this. If so: sorry. We tried.

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