Book Grocer: 12-18 January

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 85 months ago
Book Grocer: 12-18 January

The week ahead in literary London

Wednesday: Jeremy Corbyn MP, Alex Callinicos and Nathaniel Mehr are at Housmans to celebrate the republication of JA Hobson's Imperialism: A Study (7pm, £3).

Agnes Meadow hosts Loose Muse, a night of women poets at the Poetry Cafe (8pm, £5 / £3).

Thursday: Bookslam brings you Booker winner Howard Jacobson, the also-award-winning Jackie Kay, Jacob Sam-La Rose and Kirstenana does the music (6.30pm, £6 / £8).

English PEN presents an evening launching the winter edition of Poetry Review, with Sean O'Brien, Karen McCarthy Woolf and Fiona Sampson (6.30pm, £8).

There's a mix of poetry, music, dance and performance at POLYply 6 in Acton (7pm).

Friday: Peter Morton reads Chaucer's The Miller's Tale at the Poetry Cafe from 8pm (£8 / £6).

Saturday: Take your kids to the British Museum's Greek myths storytelling throughout the day (12pm, 1.30pm, 3pm, free).

Work by Douglas Coupland, Neal Stephenson and Tom McCarthy and others is part of an audio installation at the Architectural Association School, running until 9th February (free).

Sunday: Poetry Digest launches its first issue, Raisin D'Etre, with edible poems from Julia Bird, Geraldine Clarkson, Rishi Dastidar, Andy Jones, Daniel Payne, Jacqueline Saphra, Susie Wild and Juliet Wilson. It's poems on cakes, see, which sounds excellent (4pm, free).

Niall O'Sullivan, Mr Gee, Mark Thompson and Lauren Kaye Samuels are the guests at Jazz Verse Jukebox (6pm, £7).

Monday: Tariq Ali celebrates the life of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, alongside Faiz's daughter Salima Hashmi, at Kings Place (7pm, £9.50).

Coffee House Poetry experiences epiphanies with David Briggs, Ruth Fainlight, Anne-Marie Fyfe, Allison McVety, Katherine Kilalea, Ellen Cranitch, Anna-May Laugher, Diana Pooley and Henry Fajemirokun (8pm, £7 / £6).

Helen Ivory and Martin Figuera guest at More Poetry at the Mug House, with Ken Champion and Juli Jana (7.30pm, free).

For Books' Sake is organising a snoop of the Southbank Centre's Poetry Library to learn about some of the women poets featured in their collection. Email them to bag a place, and turn up at 6.30pm (free).

New for 2011, Alec Bell does some Monday Musings at the Poetry Cafe, plus room for open mic (8pm).

Tuesday: Bruce Parry's signing copies of his latest book, Arctic, at Kensington Waterstone's this evening (5.30pm).

Niall O'Sullivan is back with Poetry Unplugged at the Poetry Cafe, for all budding poets to embrace the open mic (7.30pm, £4 / £3).

The Lumen Poetry Series celebrates 21 years of SOUTH magazine, with Stella Davis, R.J.Hansford, Tim Harris, Lynda O'Neill, Daphne Schiller and Tony Turner (7pm, £5 / £4).

Simon Smith and Michael Grant get on the Blue Bus (next stop: poetry) at the Lamb (7.30pm, £5 / £3).

Last Updated 12 January 2011