Book Grocer: 9-15 February

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 87 months ago
Book Grocer: 9-15 February

The week ahead in literary London

Wednesday: Apples and Snakes brings Blake Morrison to the Soho Theatre, as well as Aoife Mannix and Philip Jeays (8pm, £8 / £6).

Vivian Nutton and Angus Gowland discuss the Medicinal Power of Reading at the Warburg Institute (5.15pm).

Agnes Meadow hosts women-only poetry night Loose Muse at the Poetry Cafe (8pm, £5 / £3).

Thursday: The Firestation Book Swap continues its tour of London at the LSE. Scott Pack and Marie Phillips host Matt Beaumont and Sarah Salway (6pm).

Richard Marsh and Deanna Rodger join the regulars at Bang Said the Gun (8pm, £5).

There's poetry, music, variety floor spots and special guests at Survivors Poetry at the Poetry Cafe (8pm, £3.50 / £2.50 / £1.50).

The Keats House Poetry Ambassadors present Valentine poetry at the Guildhall Art Gallery (3pm, free with a ticket to the gallery).

Pauline Drayson, Beata Duncan, Jack Stanley, Malcom Wroe are the poets at Lauderdale House (8pm, £5 / £3).

There's a multiplicity of art forms at POLYply 7, including Tim Atkins and Peter Manson (7pm).

Friday: Poetry Jam @ The Tea Box in Richmond considers love and whatever that means with Liz Darcy Jones (7.30pm).

Schlomo Sand discusses the Jewish People at the London Review Bookshop (7pm, £6).

Hear a reading of a new play, Teiresias, at the Poetry Cafe (7.30pm).

Four of poetry's finest couples are regaling audiences with the light of their love at the Seven Dials Club (7.30pm, £5).

Saturday: John Hegley and guests have Elevenses at the Poetry Cafe (11am, £6 / £5).

Later at the Poetry Cafe, Niki Orfanou tells us about the side of Shakespeare's Juliet we don't know (8pm).

There's a reading of Guess How Much I Love You at Westfield Foyles. Valentine's Day is not just for adults... (2pm).

If you missed the Valentine poetry at the Guildhall on Thursday you can try again at Keats House (3pm, £5 / £3).

Sunday: Lucy Leagrave and Alex Williamson are the Torriano Poets, introduced by Kevin Reinhardt (7.30pm, £5 / £3).

Musa Okwonga and Somaye are the guests at Jazz Verse Jukebox (7pm, £7).

The Ginger Light has had enough of this romantic shit, and so Jeremy Reed will perform unValentine poetry at the First Out Cafe (7.30pm).

Monday: Wendy Cope, Jackie Kay and Hugo Williams speak of love at the Royal Society of Literature (7pm, there are a limited number of free tickets on the door for non-RSL members).

Alec Bell starts a new night down at the Poetry Cafe, plus open mic (8pm).

Talking Rhythm hits Greenwich with William Seaton, Katie Bonna and Jazzman John (7.30pm, £3).

Tuesday: Start the celebrations of English PEN's 90th anniversary with literary historian Simon Barker, biographer Victoria Glendinning and the founder's granddaughter Marjorie Ann Watts (6.30pm, £8 / £5).

Dr Kate Hardy, Madam Becky Adams and Emma Sayle share their stories at All Ears in Kensal Green (7pm, £12).

Niall O'Sullivan hosts Poetry Unplugged at the Poetry Cafe (7.30pm, £4 / £3).

Michael Arditti talks about his latest novel, Jubilate, at England's Lane Books (7.30pm, £5).

Ruth O'Callaghan presents Ward Wood poet Sue Guiney at the Lumen Poetry Series (7pm, £5 / £4).

Last Updated 08 February 2011