Book Grocer: 11-17 April

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 76 months ago
Book Grocer: 11-17 April

Book, poetry and spoken word events in London this week

Wednesday: Katy Darby reads from her gothic novel The Whore's Asylum at The Wapping Project (7.30pm, free).

Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi are talking about Tate & Lyle's Sugar Girls at Clapham Books (7pm, free).

Paul Lyalls hosts an open mic night at Canvas and Cream in Forest Hill (7.30pm, £3 / £4).

Thursday: Ed Vulliamy revealed Serbian ethnic cleansing camps to the world. Hear him talk about the experience at Daunt Books in Chelsea (7pm, £5).

John Agard and Melanie Abrahams host London Liming spoken word at Rich Mix, with guests John Hegley, Roger Robinson, Hannah Lowe and James Ingham (8pm, £7 / £5).

Top performance poet Inua Ellams starts a run of Black T-shirt Collection at the National Theatre, a show about two foster brothers building a t-shirt empire (various dates and times, £15 / £12 / £5).

Dan Simpson and Niall O'Sullivan are the guests at stand up poetry night Bang Said the Gun in SE1 (8pm, £5).

Jacob Sam-La Rose is judging the new Venture poetry award. Hear the recently shortlisted poets at Oxford House Theatre in Bethnal Green (6.30pm, £7 includes free book).

Friday: Three debut authors gather at Bookseller Crow on the Hill to read from their work and chat: hear Lloyd Shepherd, Will Wiles (formerly of these parts) and Sophia Blackwell (7.30pm, free).

Steve Tasane, Amy McAllister, Lizelah Thaugally and Patric Cunane join Dodo Modern Poets at the Poetry Cafe (8pm, £6 / £5).

Saturday: David Lean's Oliver Twist is showing at various cinemas around town as part of Cityread London. You can get in free if you're a library card holder. There are events for Cityread London happening every day this month.

Jeremy Sallon hosts Platform 1 at the Poetry Cafe, a place to see new and established poets. Tonight catch Hollie McNish, Joshua Mackle, Kavita Jindal, Bang Said the Gun's Rob Auton, Anna Percy and Robert Vas Dias (7.30pm, £5 / £4).

Sunday: The Hip Hop Shakespeare Company bring Dickens to life at the Museum of Childhood, comic artist Karen Rubins will create strips and a food historian is on hand as part of Cityread London (from 10am, free).

Monday: There's an evening of contemporary Chinese poetry at the London Review Bookshop (7pm, £7).

Poet in the City and the Browning Society curate a night at Kings Place celebrating Robert Browning's Pied Piper poem (7pm, £9.50).

Romanian poet Andrei Codrescu reads from and discusses his work at the Free Word Centre (7pm, £8 / £7).

Tuesday: Two fabulous Londony authors at Keats House: Iain Sinclair and Craig Taylor. Tickets from Daunt Books in Hampstead (7pm, £5).

Jon McGregor, DW Wilson and Roshi Fernando discuss the art of the short story at the Bloomsbury Institute (6.30pm, £8 / £4).

Ellie Levenson, author of the Noughtie Girl's Guide to Feminism, starts her residency at the Big Green Bookshop (from 9.30am).

Kate Tempest brings her show Wasted to the Albany in Deptford (7.30pm, from £8).

Niall O'Sullivan hosts Poetry Unplugged, the Poetry Cafe's open mic night (7.30pm, £5 / £4).

Junior James, aka Sherlock, launches his book Diffrent at the Ritzy Cinema's Upstairs Bar (7pm, free).

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Last Updated 11 April 2012