Book Grocer: 26 January-1 February

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 96 months ago
Book Grocer: 26 January-1 February

The week ahead in literary London

Wednesday: Luke Wright is still telling his cynical ballads at the Leicester Square Theatre and will be every night until Saturday. Go. It will be ace (7.30pm, £10 / £8).

Brian Morris talks of ecology and anarchism at Housmans (7pm, £3).

Thursday: John Osborne and Jo Bell are the guest Bang Saiders at the Roebuck (8pm, £5).

Robert Hudson hosts storytelling night Tall Tales in Kilburn, with Marie Phillips, Emma Beddington, John Finnemore, Benet Brandreth, Toby Davies, Ian Leslie, Mike Westcott, Susannah Pearse and the next, breathlessly awaited, installment of Warhorses (8pm, £5).

If you missed David Vann at the London Review Bookshop on Tuesday, head to Wood Green to see him at the Big Green Bookshop. And if you did see him on Tuesday - this event's free, suckers (7pm).

Hannah Burke, Terri-Ann Brumby and Bianca Sams are performing spoken word / theatre pieces about Mothers at the Poetry Cafe (8pm, £6).

Anthony Grenville marks Holocaust Day at England's Lane Books, talking about German and Austrian refugees (7.30pm, £5).

Stonewall Writer of the Year 2010 Rupert Smith celebrates LGBT month at Woolfson & Tay (7pm, £5 / £3).

Sue Hubbard is this week's author at the Wapping Project Bookshop - book ahead, space is limited (7.30pm, £5).

Emily Critchley and Timothy Thornton read their poetry at the Parasol Unit (7pm, £3 / £1.50).

Friday: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is at the Museum of London talking about her Settler's Cookbook (6.30pm, £5 / £3, advance booking needed).

Fourth Friday at the Poetry Cafe is hosted by Hylda Sims and Liz Simcock (8pm).

Saturday: Take your kids to Kensington Waterstone's to meet Frog author Joffre White (11am).

Failing that, hear some poetry and music with John Hegley and friends at the Poetry Cafe (11am, £6 / £5).

Later on, Joe Dunthorne, Robbie Burton, Chris Beckett, Anna Johnson, Sophie Collins and Sam Buchan-Watts are all doing The Shuffle at the Poetry Cafe (7.30pm, £5 / £3).

Philip Hancock, Allison McVety and Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch are the poets in St Mary's crypt (7pm, £4 / £3).

Sunday: Hear The Reeve's Tale as it would have been told in Chaucer's time, plus commentary and explanation for those of us who don't speak Medieval English, at the British Library (2.30pm, £6 / £4).

William Stopha's still holding out Hope for Robots at the Camden People's Theatre (8pm, £6 / £4).

Eric Ormsby directs the conversation as Peter Cole and Adina Hoffman discuss literature from East and West at the Tricycle (1.30pm, £8 / £5).

Lisa Kelly introduces Pauline Sewards and Ali Wood at Torriano Poets (7.30pm, £5 / £3).

Monday: EC Osondu reads from his first collection of short stories, set in Nigeria and America, at the Southbank Centre. Bernadine Evaristo chairs (7.45pm, £8).

Antony Beevor gives the Roy Jenkins Memorial Lecture for the Royal Society of Literature, on the perils of fictionalising history. Tickets are available on the door from 6pm, first come first served.

Ali Smith gives the Sebald Lecture at Kings Place, after the 2010 Translation Awards (7pm, £9.50).

Tuesday: Kid, I Wrote Back are having a birthday SLAM at Bar Kick (7pm).

Utter! is back with Richard Tyrone-Jones Has a Big Heart, joined by Niall Spooner-Harvey and Fay Roberts (7.30pm, £5).

Last Updated 25 January 2011