Book Grocer: 27 October-2 November

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 88 months ago
Book Grocer: 27 October-2 November

BookGrocer1.jpg The week ahead in literary London

Wednesday: Tim Clare, Joe Dunthorne, Chris Hicks, John Osborne, Ross Sutherland, Luke Wright and special guest Johann Hari tell Homework all about their worst gig at the Bethnal Green Working Men's Club (7.30pm, £5).

Ben Okri is supported by Chris Redmond and Éireann Lorsung at the Soho Theatre for Apples and Snakes (8pm, £8 / £6).

The Horse Hospital hosts authors Max Décharné and Paul Willetts, plus music and art, for the Plectrum Live Edition (7.30pm, £6).

Professor James Raven is at the British Library talking about the early book trade in England (6.15pm).

Tim Atkins, Allen Fisher, Sarah Kelly, Jonny Liron and Nat Raha are among the readers at Openned, dahn the Elephant (7.30pm).

Thursday: Nina Antonia and Melvin Burgess read from Brainstorms at the Little Episodes first birthday party at the Water Rats. There's also music and a play starring Sadie Frost, Lucie Barat and Carl Prekopp (7pm).

The Bang Saiders welcome Nathan Filer and Indigo Williams to join their merry band at the Roebuck (8pm, £5).

A celebration of Antonio Carvajal is happening at the Instituto Cervantes from 6.30pm.

Anne Harvey takes a sideways look at Walter de la Mare at the Art Workers Guild (6pm).

Alan Price, Louise Warren and Alan Brownjohn read their contributions to the anthology, Seeking Refuge, at Wood Green's Big Green Bookshop (7pm).

Friday: Erin Kelly is at The Bookbox reading from her debut novel, The Poison Tree (7.30pm, £3).

Angel author Lee Weatherly is signing at Foyles in Westfield between 2-3pm with, and we quote, an angel army.

Saturday: Helen Smith and Sorrel Anderson are the authors on call at Big Green Bookshop's author surgery (12-2pm).

Poetry International 2010 kicks off at the Southbank Centre with former soldier and poet Brian Turner (4pm, £7) and poets from across the Middle East (7.45pm, £9).

Sunday: Lee Weatherly makes it across town to Foyles Charing Cross Road for Fear Fest Day Two, along with Sarwat Chadda, Sam Enthoven, William Hussey and Cliff McNish (from 2pm).

Elmaz Abinader and Lisa Suhair Majaj read alongside Ireland's Paul Durcan and Paul Muldoon at the Southbank Centre (4pm, £9).

Monday: To celebrate the 2010 TS Eliot Prize shortlist, Simon Armitage talks to 2009 winner Philip Gross at the Southbank Centre (7pm, £7). In another part of the complex, you can hear four poets from the former Communist Europe (7.45pm, £9).

Marie Phillips, Molly Parkin and Nathan Woodhead tell stories about themselves at Let Me Tell You About Me at the Book Club (7.30pm, £5).

London New Poetry Award 2010 judges Carrie Etter, Adam O’Riordan, Tamar Yoseloff and Daljit Nagra read at Coffee House Poetry alongside some of the shortlisted poets (8pm, £7 / £6).

Tuesday: Poetry Parnassus is Simon Armitage's attempt to get a poet from every competing Olympic country to read at an event in 2012. Tonight, he introduces Anne Carson, William Ospina, Kapka Kassabova, Mimi Khalvati, Bill Manhire and Togara Muzanenhamo at the Southbank Centre (7.45pm, £9).

Remi Kanazi, editor of Poets for Palestine, performs elsewhere at the Southbank Centre (7.45pm, £7).

Will Hutton's giving a lecture at the LSE at 6.30pm, but it's first come first served...

The Richmond Literature Festival begins with Richard Cohen talking about the Sun in literature at the National Physical Laboratory (7.30pm, £7 / £6).

Last Updated 27 October 2010