Lit Preview: Salon X, Shoreditch House and Literary Death Match

Rachel Holdsworth
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Lit Preview: Salon X, Shoreditch House and Literary Death Match

There are three literary 'salons' happening around town on Wednesday evening: Shoreditch House, Literary Death Match and Salon London at the Adam Street Club.

Salon London - or Salon X (is the tenth one, you see) - features Ian Leslie, who will be explaining why we lie to each other all the time; Mary McCaughey, who has developed the sensual concept of English Garden Lounging (must find out more about this); and Chris Watson, who's created an aural soundscape of the Antarctic. It's quirky and has a fair bit of audience interaction, starts at 7.30pm and costs a tenner.

Shoreditch House Literary Salon tends to sell out so get there early (priority is given to members, so get there really early). They've got Ulrika Jonsson - who they'll be quizzing about slebs writing books - the excellent Jon McGregor, Janice Galloway and a special surprise guest. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start - have we mentioned you should get there early? It's free, and there's free pizza. (Get there early.)

This month's Literary Death Match has invited along Miranda Sawyer to be one of the guest judges, which should be excellent to see. She's joined by Julie Mayhew and Hardeep Singh Kohli, and they're passing comment upon Neil Forsyth, Femi Martin, Ben Brooks and Tiffany Anne Tondut. Tickets are £6 if you buy in advance or £8 on the door, which can be found at Concrete in Shoreditch and opens at 7pm.

Last Updated 12 September 2011