Book Grocer: 6-12 October

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 99 months ago
Book Grocer: 6-12 October

BookGrocer1.jpg The week ahead in literary London

Wednesday: We gave you an idea of what to expect, and you can still pick up tickets to see James Ellroy at the Bloomsbury Theatre (7.30pm, £10).

Ismail Kadare continues his rare visit to London by heading to Foyles for a chat about his new book (6.30pm, free but email to reserve a place).

Joshua ES Phillips talks about his investigation into the death of a soldier, upset by prisoner abuse in Iraq, at Woolfson & Tay (7pm, £5 / £3).

Thursday: It's National Poetry Day! We've already given you a taste of what's happening at the Southbank Centre as well as letting you know about a breakfast with Jo Shapcott (8am, free), celebration of Hafez and Ju Shardlow's attempt to write and read 1,000 new poems in 12 hours for Shelter, but there's plenty more:

  • Free Over Blood, a translation of contemporary Polish poetry, launches at the Southbank Centre (7pm)
  • John Hegley and Fran Landesman are two of the poets taking part in a Superjam at the 100 Club (7.30pm, £10)
  • Iain Sinclair and Oona Grimes launch Postcards from the 7th Floor in Kennington
  • RRRANTS presents the Great Bardic Alliance at the Camden Eye (7.30pm, £4)
  • Lucy Lepchani and Paul Birtill join DennisjustDennis for the Queen's Speech in Brixton (8.30pm)
  • There's a workshop in Balham on sonnets (10am, £10 / £7) and a chance to share your own poems in Chingford (5.30pm).
  • There's more poetry at Tall Lighthouse with Brendan Cleary, Chris Horton, Matthew Caley, Helen Oswald and John Citizen at the Poetry Cafe (8pm, £5 / £4).

    Bang Said the Gun unleash their regular poetic mayhem at the Roebuck, with Meryl Jones and Cecilia Delatori (8pm, £5).

    Wendy Perriam talks about her new book, Broken Places, about a Wandsworth librarian, at the Women's Library (7pm, £6 / £4).

    King Idler Tom Hodgkinson drops into England's Lane Books for a night of liberty, chat and music (7pm, £3).

    Andy Secombe talks about Growing up with the Goons at the Big Green Bookshop (7pm, free).

    Guardian First Book Award nominee Rebecca Hunt reads at Pages of Hackney (7pm, £3).

    Jen Lynn Barnes and staff members from Quercus Publishing discuss the editorial process and how to get published at UCL (5pm, free).

    Friday: Islington Waterstone's hosts Kei Miller and Nii Ayikwei Parkes reading from their books (6.30pm).

    Annie Freud launches her new poetry collection, The Mirabelles, at The Melton Mowbray (7pm).

    Waywiser Press brings Al Alvarez, Joseph Harrison and Chris Preddle to the Poetry Cafe (7pm).

    Saturday: It's Faber Day at Foyles (11am, £15 / £12), with Don Paterson, Daljit Nagra, William Boyd and the Faber New Poets.

    Lewisham writer-in-residence Chrissie Gittins reads from her collection of children's poems at the Horniman Museum (3pm, free).

    Niall O'Sullivan hosts new talent in The Cellar at the Poetry Cafe (8pm, £4 / £3).

    Sunday: Authors shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize read from their work at the Southbank Centre (7.30pm, £15 / £12).

    Jumoke Fashola presents Jazz Verse Jukebox Upstairs at Ronnie Scotts (7.30pm, £7).

    Monday: If you liked the sound of last month's To Hell with the Lighthouse, it's come round again with Nikesh Shukla, Rebecca Hunt, Adam O'Riordan and Grant Gillespie (7.30pm, free).

    Quentin Blake and Donald Sturrock talk about Roald Dahl at Kings Place (7pm, £9.50).

    David Parry and guests spend An Evening with the Gruntlers at the Poetry Cafe (7pm, £5 / £3).

    Tuesday: Kathy Reichs is talking exclusively at Foyles (6.30pm, free but email to reserve a place).

    A late event for National Poetry Day is Poet in the City's exploration of 'home' (NPD's theme) with Jane Duran, Anna Robinson, Valdemar Kalinin and Devika Bannerjee (7pm, free).

    The Wu Ming Foundation read from their novel Manituana at Pages of Hackney (7pm, £3).

    Philip Barclay talks about Zimbabwe at Notting Hill's Travel Bookshop (7pm, £5).

    Lumen Poetry Series presents Shoestring Press, with Matthew Baxton, Rosemary Norman and Tony Roberts (7pm, £5 / £4).

    Last Updated 06 October 2010