Book Grocer: 9-15 March

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 96 months ago
Book Grocer: 9-15 March

The week ahead in literary London

Wednesday: Apples and Snakes bring Polarbear, Indigo Williams, Professor Elemental and Mia Jerome to the Soho Theatre (8pm, £8 / £6).

Agnes Meadow hosts Loose Muse for women-not-just-poets, at the Poetry Cafe (8pm, £5 / £3).

Ruth O'Callaghan launches Echoes from the Steppe, an anthology of Mongolian women's poetry, at the Phoenix Arts Bar (6.30pm, free).

Ambit launch their latest issue in the good company of Nicholas Royle, Joel Lane, Donald Gardner and Douglas Thompson (7pm, free).

Thursday: Simon Garfield takes a beautifully presented look at fonts over at Pages of Hackney (7pm, £3).

Holly McNish and the Roundhouse Poetry Collective join the regulars for Bang Said the Gun fun (8pm, £5).

The Vibe Bar is filled by Wisewords from women: Jo Overfield, Catherine Brogan, Belinda Zhawi and Lydia Towsey are confirmed for this Apples and Snakes night, plus you if you sign up for the open mic (7.30pm, £3 / £2).

Alex Preston and Henry Sutton debate the credit crunch at Daunt Books Cheapside (6.30pm, £5).

Philip Ball considers how to make people, from Frankenstein to Brave New World's hatcheries, at the Travel Bookshop (7pm, £5).

Poetry in the House invites Fleur Adcock, Shanta Acharya, Katherine Gallagher, Ruth Fainlight, Penelope Shuttle and Jane Yeh for International Women's Day (8pm, £5 / £3).

Jow Walton and Sophie Robinson are the performers with words at POLYply8 (7pm).

Farrago are SLAMming once more at the RADA Foyer Bar, with Harry Baker, Mark Niel, Joelle Taylor, Christopher Kraken, Redzworth, Jasmine Cooray and Fran Landesman (7.30pm, £6 / £5).

Friday: Cath Cinnamon, Tim Cresswell, Edward Doegar, Jemima Roberts, Richard Scott, Marek Urbanowicz and Clair Wilcox do gyre and gimble at the Poetry Cafe for Twas Brillig, celebrating spring (8pm, £3).

Raphael Rodan and Tom Bland tell stories and poems in Tell Me Dark World at the Old Ship at Richmond (7.30pm, £7).

Saturday: There's Mesopotamian poetry workshop Zipang (3pm, free) and Niall O'Sullivan nurturing new talent in the Cellar (8pm, £4 / £3), at the Poetry Cafe.

Sunday: Jumoke Fashola opens up her Jazz Verse Jukebox with HKB FINN, Mark Gwynne Jones, Paul Lyalls and Raymond Antrobus (8pm, £7).

Monday: Paul Muldoon performs Poetry at Kings (College) (6.30pm, free).

Kalinda Ashton, Edward Hogan and Sarah Winman are the readers at this month's excellent The Book Stops Here (7.30pm, free).

Alec Bell hosts Monday Musings and open mic at the Poetry Cafe (8pm).

Magma 49 launches at Coffee House Poetry, with Jackie Wills and W.N. Herbert (8pm, £7 / £6).

Tuesday: wordPLAY makes a one-off return to the Good Ship in aid of Cancer Research. Liz Adams, Sophie Buchan, Leslie Tetteh, Sam Buchan Watts and Jack Kelly get their charitable spoken word groove on (8pm, £3).

Woolfson & Tay celebrate International Women's Day with Naomi Alderman, Sarah Blake and Elif Shafak (7pm, £5 / £3).

A Japanese-style 'immersive reading room' opens near Mulberry Gate at Spitalfields Market to mark the paperback launch of David Mitchell's The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (9.30pm-7pm, until Saturday). The man himself turns up Wednesday at 1pm.

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

Cinnamon Poets Anne Caldwell, Sally Douglas and Andrea Bianchi read from their work at the Lumen Poetry Series (7pm, free).

MJ Weller and Sean Bonney take their poetry on board the Blue Bus at The Lamb (7.30pm, £5 / £3).

Last Updated 07 March 2011