Book Grocer: 28 July-3 August

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 102 months ago
Book Grocer: 28 July-3 August

BookGrocer1.jpg The week ahead in literary London

Wednesday: Poetry in Translation presents the work of centenarian Hans Keilson, François Cheng, Günter Eich, Heinz Czechowski and Durs Grünbein at the Poetry Cafe (7.30pm, £5 / £3).

Despite what we said last week, tonight's the night Aisle16, the "ex-poetry boyband", bring the summer festival vibe back to East London at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club. Also doing their Homework are Tim Clare, Joe Dunthorne, Chris Hicks, John Osborne, Ross Sutherland and Luke Wright (7.30pm, £5).

Thursday: Bang Said the Gun goes out with a - er, yes - before their summer break with the all conquering John Hegley and a team of all stars. Get down to the Roebuck in Borough by 8pm (£5). Don't worry, they'll be back in September.

Kilburn Social Club author Robert Hudson introduces a night of stories and songs in - er, yes - Kilburn (the Good Ship to be exact). Also on the bill at Tall Tales are John Finnemore, Toby Davies, Benet Brandreth and Belgian Waffling blogger Emma Beddington (8pm, £5).

Bookslam is at the Grand in Clapham tonight (so don't travel to Notting Hill by mistake). Catch Diana Evans, Kate Tempest, United Vibrations and, if you missed him at Homework, Ross Sutherland (7.30pm, £8).

A shedload of poets launch issue 7 of the Southbank Magazine. A few are Paul Birtill, Diana Pooley, Jacci Bulman and John Citizen - turn up to find out who else (or visit the Poetry Cafe website, 7.30pm, £4 / £3).

Andrew Graham-Dixon talks about Caravaggio, the subject of his new biography, at Daunt's Marylebone High Street branch (7pm, £8).

Also in collaboration with Daunt, Maggie O'Farrell talks about her new book, and work in general, at Keats House (7pm, £5).

David Crystal tells the story of language at the Earl's Court Festival (7pm, £7 / £5).

Friday: Reserve your free ticket early to hear Simon Callow talking about his autobiography at Foyles this lunchtime (1pm).

Poet Imtiaz Dharker talks about her latest collection, Leaving Fingerprints, at the Earl's Court Festival (8pm, £5).

Kat Francois, Paul Scott Cree, Tshaka Campbell and Neleswa join Dean Atta and Deanna Rodger at Come Rhyme With Me at Islington's Rhum Jungle (6.30pm, £5).

Saturday: The North London Reading Groups take over the Blue Posts pub on Newman Street for Bookstock (7.30pm, £6 / £5 advance). Authors include Penny Rudge, Nikki Dudley and Rick Senley. Tony Dunn comperes.

Sunday: Hope the weather's nice and get to Shoreditch Park for Kid, I Wrote Back (2pm). Performing poets include Inua Ellams, Deanna Rodger, Sabrina Mahfouz, Dennis Just Dennis, Jack Blackburn + The Conformists and The Fan Club. Get there early to nab an open mic slot.

Monday: Latin American women poets and musicians gather at the Poetry Cafe for Exiled Lit Cafe (7.30pm, £4). Hear readings from Maria Eugenia Bravo, Consuelo Rivera, Sarita Cornejo, Sofia Buchuck, Isabel Ross Lopez and Maria Alba.

Tuesday: Lee Rourke reads from and talks about his new novel, The Canal, at Broadway Bookshop in Hackney (7pm, £3).

Pen Pusher launch issue 16 at the Betsey Trotwood (7pm). Readers - so far - include Niven Govinden and poets John Osbourne and Jon Stone.

Last Updated 28 July 2010