Book Grocer: 16-22 March

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 94 months ago
Book Grocer: 16-22 March

The week ahead in literary London

Wednesday: You've just missed David Mitchell's appearance at the Japanese tea room in Spitalfields Market, but the space is open until Friday.

Pete the Temp hosts Will Stopha (whose whale poem we love), Vanessa Kisuule, Lara A King and Chuquai Billy for Jawdance at Rich Mix (7.30pm, free).

Costa winner Jo Shapcott discusses her work with Adam Phillips at Lutyens & Rubinstein (6.30pm, £5).

Fredrik S. Heffermehl is at Housmans considering what Alfred Nobel really wanted for his peace prize (7pm, £3).

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

At the Southbank Centre John Gray talks about the human desire to live forever (7.45pm, £8).

Marilyn Hacker, Julia Copus, Julian Stannard and Ahren Warner launch into spring with Poetry London (6pm, free).

Thursday: Chris McCabe, Katy Evans-Bush, Tim Turnbull and Tim Wells are the Baroque in Hackney team crossing the city for Penned in the Margins in Westbourne Grove (7pm, free).

Robert McCrum and Julia Williams join Scott Pack and Marie Phillips for cake and book swapping at the Firestation Arts Centre (7.45pm, £5 or free with homemade cake).

Conservative MP and Big Society author Jesse Norman is talking bankers and bonuses at Lutyens & Rubinstein (6.30pm, £5).

Niki Orfanou has a new take on Shakespeare's Juliet at the Poetry Cafe (8pm).

Michael Arditti's chatting about his latest book at Woolfson & Tay (7pm, £5 / £3).

Best named line-up EVAH, Jonny Fluffypunk and Bohdan Piasecki, join the regulars for Bang Said the Gun (8pm, £5).

Jeremy Poolman casts an eye over Russian highway Vladimirka Road at the Travel Bookshop (7pm, £5).

The Literary Consultancy celebrates the life and work of Emily Dickinson at the Free Word Centre (7.30pm, £10).

Richard Zimler reads from his new book set inside the Warsaw Ghetto, at Keats House (7pm, £5).

Aidan Andrew Dun and Philip Wells fly up on Winged Thoughts at the German Gymnasium (6.30pm, free).

Friday: It's a Comic Relief special at Literary Death Match; Robert Popper, Miriam Elia, Rowland Rivron and Martin Figura are aiming to impress judges Jessica Hynes, Helen Zaltzman and Jim Bob (7pm, £8).

Nii Parkes hosts an African Writers Evening at the Poetry Cafe (8pm, £5 / £4).

Saturday: Down at the ICA, a series of panels looks at radical publishing and its relationship to protest (12pm-5pm, £12 / £11 / £10 / £5).

It's open mic at Poets Anonymous in Croydon (2pm, free).

Latif Bolat presents a night of Sufi poetry and music at the Poetry Cafe (7.30pm).

Sunday: Chester P heads the Poetry from the Corner line up at Crystal Palace's White Hart, with support from Mowgli and Bare Glitch Project Reggie Macbare (7.30pm).

The Storytelling Club convenes at the Pleasance with Colin Hoult, Adrian Poynton, Lizzie Roper, James Downdeswell and hosted by Sarah Bennetto (7.30pm, £8 / £5).

Monday: Norman Stone examines Turkey's history, in the company of Andrew Mango, at Daunt Books Marylebone (7pm, £8).

5x15 hears tales from Jacqui Smith, William Fiennes, Patrick French, Lady Hale of Richmond and music from Lucinda Belle Orchestra (6.45pm, £20 / £15).

Stephanie Gerra and Wendy Shutler are the Bloomsbury Voices at the Poetry Cafe (8pm, £6 / £4).

Jeremy Reed reads from his Piccadilly Bongo at Gay's the Word (7pm, free).

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

Last Updated 15 March 2011