Book Grocer: 27 July-2 August

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 88 months ago
Book Grocer: 27 July-2 August

The week ahead in literary London

Wednesday: Hell yeah, it's Homework time again. The boys from Aisle 16 are back at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club with Edinburgh previews from Luke Wright, John Osborne and Tim Clare, plus Joe Dunthorne (7.30pm, £5).

Owen Hatherley talks about the 'new ruins of London', all those lovely shiny apartment buildings, office blocks and shopping centres that the recession has left empty, at Housmans (7pm, £3).

Sebastian Hayes hosts The Trace They Wished to Leave at the Poetry Cafe. No readers lined up, but bring a poem yourself to read and comment on (7.30pm, free).

Thursday: Comedian Mark Watson reads from and talks about his latest novel, Eleven, at the Big Green Bookshop (7pm, free).

Niall O'Sullivan and Jacob Sam-La Rose are at the Courtauld Institute for an event that's part of Falling Up: The Gravity of Art (6pm).

Hari Kunzru reads from his new novel Gods Without Men, at Keats House (7pm, £5).

Email Tall Tales to be sure of getting into the Good Ship to hear Robert Hudson, John Finnemore, Toby Davies, Hannah Jones, Marie Phillips, Mike Westcott, Ali Huston and Susannah Pearse tell stories (8pm, £5).

David Parry and guests invite you to spend An Evening with the Gruntlers, at the Poetry Cafe (7pm, £5 / £3).

SWOON in Richmond wonders what happens to the words and scenes that are edited out of stories and poems, with Jenny Pearson and Raphael Rodan (7.30pm, £5).

There's a literary celebration of boxing at Birkbeck's Cinema Theatre, with SJ Fowler, Lynda Nead, Kasia Boddy, Tim Atkins, Michael Zand and Patrick Coyle (7pm, free).

Friday: Apples and Snakes run a poetry and rap showcase with youth groups from around Islington, for the Platform Festival at Hornsey Road Baths (7pm, free).

Saturday: Gosh! Comics are moving from their long-time Bloomsbury home to Soho, but before they go there's a last hurrah in the form of a signing with Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill (12pm).

Rafael Uzcategui debates the Chavez regime in Venezuela, at Housmans (6pm, free).

The Shuffle at the Poetry Cafe features Gale Burns (7.30pm, £5 / £3).

Christopher Bowden's signing his books at Waterstone's in Bromley from 10am.

Sunday: Daunt Books host a walking tour of Hampstead Heath to discuss Colm Toibin's new book, The Blackwater Lightship (meet at South End Road shop at 11.30am).

What is it with exercise today? If a walk on the Heath wasn't enough, head to Crouch End for an evening of poetry and yoga with Francis Presley and Sophie Mayer (7pm, £5).

Monday: Moby - yes, that Moby - is signing copies of his new book of photographs, Destroyed, at Foyles Royal Festival Hall (5pm).

Tuesday: Richard Purnell (you can read some of his poems with a little clicky) is at Hen and Chickens until Saturday with a new show about breast cancer called Boobs, Work & Me. Support comes from Gary from Leeds, Paul Cree and Sean Mahoney (7.30pm, £10).

Richard Tyrone-Jones is at the Camden Fringe today, Weds, Thu and Sun with his show about his heart failure (Camden Head, 6.30pm, £7.50).

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Last Updated 27 July 2011