Book Grocer: 26 May-1 June

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 93 months ago
Book Grocer: 26 May-1 June

BookGrocer1.jpg The week ahead in literary London

Wednesday: Richard Herring talks about his new memoir at Waterstone's Gower Street at 6.30pm (£3). Don't forget his podcast show on Mondays, too...

Stella Duffy's new novel revives Theodora of Constantinople; see her talk about it at Brixton Library (7pm) as part of the Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival.

Orange shortlisted writer Joolz Denby appears with Apples and Snakes in Soho (8pm, £8 / £6), alongside 'spokenwordalist' Anthony Joseph and poet Bridget Minamore.

Meanwhile, Richard Seymour dissects the meaning of David Cameron at Housmans (7pm).

Thursday: Alan Warner, author of the exceptional Morvern Callar, reads from his new book at Bookslam (7.30pm, £10 / £8 / £6). Joining him are Liam Bailey and David Eagleman.

Head to the Good Ship in Kilburn for stories, songs and Tall Tales from John Finnemore, Toby Davies, Robert Hudson and bloggers Belgian Waffling and Why Miss Jones. Susannah Pearse provides the music (8.15pm, £5).

Decide who to Snog, Shag, Marry, Kill at the Poetry Cafe (8pm, £6 / £4), from a selection of novel extracts, short stories and poetry.

Lucy Worsley offers a look into the secret history of Kensington Palace at Foyles (6.30pm, free but email to reserve a place).

One of our favourite bookshops, the Bookseller Crow on the Hill, celebrates their 13th birthday tonight at 6.30pm with music and readings from Evie Wyld.

Poets Philip Gross, James Brookes, Adam Horowitz, Lorraine Mariner, Sophie McGrath, Helen Mort and Kate Potts all read at the Oxfam bookshop on Marylebone High Street at 7pm (free, suggested donation £7) in aid of the Asking A Shadow To Dance DVD project.

Antony Beevor talks to Jonathan Dimbleby about D-Day and the Battle for Normandy at the Bloomsbury Hotel (8pm, £7), part of Waterstone's Bloomsbury Discovery Season.

Alexander Maitland talks about his friend, explorer Wilfred Thesiger, at the 20th Century Theatre in Westbourne Grove (7pm). Tickets are £10 and available from The Travel Bookshop.

Friday: Playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz discusses her 2004 drama The Night Garden, along with members of the original National Theatre cast (including Annette Crosbie) at Foyles (1pm, free but email to reserve a place).

Bill Bryson signs copies of his new book at Waterstone's Gower Street at 12.30pm.

Fourth Friday comes back to the Poetry Cafe (8pm, £6 / £5), with poet Jehane Markham, and readings from the work of John Rety and Phil Poole. Music comes from Little Machine.

Saturday: 3am magazine present three Romanian poets - Adrian Urmanov, Elena Vladareanu and Ruxandra Novac - for your delight at Rich Mix (7pm, free).

There's more poetry out East at Stratford Circus, where John Hegley, Patience Agbabi, Stacy Makishi and Luke Wright present you with a Poetry Feast (8pm, £12 / £10).

Sunday: Andy Croft and Dinah Livingstone, plus poets from the floor, are at Torriano Poets in Kentish Town (7.30pm, £5 / £3).

Tuesday: It's the last ever wordPLAY at the Good Ship, so nip down and give them a good send-off (8pm, £4.50 / £3.50). Simon Barraclough, David Benedictus (who'll be reading new Winnie the Pooh!), Pia Hansen, Bertram Trotar and more will make it totally worth your while.

Zadie Smith reads from her recent collection of essays, Changing My Mind, and takes questions at the Free Word Centre (6.30pm, £8 / £5).

Jeffrey Lewis chats about his comic books and inspirations with Robin Ince at The Old Queens Head in Islington at 7pm (£15).

Last Updated 26 May 2010