Book Grocer: 17 - 23 February

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 98 months ago
Book Grocer: 17 - 23 February

BookGrocer1.jpg The week ahead in literary London

Wednesday: Andrea Levy is talking about her new novel, The Long Song, at the Folio Room in The Bloomsbury Street Hotel tonight at 8pm (£5, from Waterstones Gower Street). After the massive success of Small Island, 'highly anticipated' doesn't do this book justice.

Thursday: Author of romantic comedy One Apple Tasted, Josa Young, and thriller writer Patrick Woodrow are the guests at this month's Firestation Bookswap in Windsor (7.45pm, £5). Scott Pack and Marie Phillips host; cake lovers should stuff the audience.

Adam Zamoyski is at Daunt in Fulham Road discussing his biography of Chopin (£5, 7pm). Follow @Londonist for a chance to nab two free pairs of tickets...

Poet Richard Tyrone Jones turns 30 this month and is handling it very well: he's holding his own funeral at the Whitechapel Art Gallery (7pm), a celebration of his life and work.

RED is the first anthology of contemporary black British poetry for ten years. Join Kwame Dawes, Bernardine Evaristo and Simon Murray for its launch at the Free Word Centre, Farringdon (7pm, £10).

Friday: Dodo Modern Poets are back at the Poetry Cafe with founder Patrick Cunnane joined by Emile Sercombe, Lizelah Thaugally and Lisa Hitchen, who explores the perils of new motherhood (8pm, £6 / £5).

Saturday: It's back to the Poetry Cafe for Salt Publishing's Salt Plus, with Roddy Lumsden, Abi Curtis, Katy Evans-Bush, Luke Kennard, Diana Pooley and Mark Waldron (7.30pm, £3).

Foyles are starting a series of full day events in association with publishers: today is Harvill Secker International Writing day (11am-5pm, Charing Cross Road shop, £18 / £15). Some of the authors involved are Joseph O'Connor, AS Byatt, Clare Clark and Manuel Rivas.

Sunday: Join Coffee House Poetry for their writing workshop about memory (inspired by these essays) - see how clear or vague memories spark your creative juices (12pm, £28 / £24).

Monday: Seamus Heaney's talk at King's Place is sold out, but to try to meet the massive demand the event will be relayed to a screen in Hall Two. Tickets cost £5.50 (7pm).

Performance poet Leon Conrad tells stories in Once Upon a Tale, Twice Upon a Poem at the Poetry Cafe (8pm).

Tuesday: Atiq Rahimi, winner of France's Goncourt Prize for his Afghanistan-set novel The Patience Stone, talks to English PEN's Roz Schwartz at Daunt's Marylebone shop (7pm, £8 including wine and book discount).

Last Updated 17 February 2010