London Book And Poetry Events: 12-18 September

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 142 months ago

Last Updated 12 September 2012

London Book And Poetry Events: 12-18 September

Author appearances, poetry and spoken word events in London this week

Wednesday: Celebrate the launch of Liars' League's book of urban tales at Mvmnt Cafe in Greenwich (7pm, free).

Drop [email protected] a line to see if there's any room for Erin Lawless's Q&A at Clapham Books.

Poet Jane Draycott chats to Adam Phillips at Lutyens and Rubinstein (7pm, £5).

John Christie, Mike Dibb and Andy Merrifield mark the 40th anniversary of John Berger's Booker winning G, at the London Review Bookshop (7pm, £7).

Susan Utting, Steph Pike and Ellen Zaks join host Agnes Meadow at the Poetry Cafe for Loose Muse (8pm, £5 / £3).

Thursday: Francesca Beard, Ben Mellor, Indigo Williams, Tshaka Campbell, Simon Mole, Liv Torc, Shane Solanki and Chris Redmond are all on hand to launch Tongue Fu's anthology Liminal Animals at Rich Mix (8pm, £7 / £5).

Will Self talks about his Booker shortlisted novel Umbrella at the Southbank Centre (7.30pm, £15 / £12).

At the National Portrait Gallery, David Harsent discusses Seamus Heaney's work (7pm, £5 / £4).

Friday: Richard Tyrone Jones, Lisa Kelly, Alison Winch and Patric Cunnane greet September for Dodo Modern Poets at the Poetry Cafe (8pm, £6 / £5).

Pascale Petit and Katrina Naomi read their poetry at the William Morris Gallery (7.30pm, free).

Part of the Kings Place Festival and arranged by Poet in the City and Carcanet, poets William Letford and Katharine Kilalea perform at 6.30pm (£4.50) followed by Sinéad Morrissey and Kei Miller (7.45pm, £4.50). Also, Simon Garfield talks about fonts and dogs (5pm, £4.50).

Saturday: There's a full day of free poetry outside Foyles Royal Festival Hall, with performances, stalls, close readings and wine and cake to celebrate Inpress's 10th birthday (from 11am).

Merlin Coverley discusses the art of wandering, at Housmans (6.30pm, free).

Back at the Kings Place Festival, American poets Julith Jedamus and Dan Burt read at 3.45pm (£4.50); hear Carola Luther and Peter McDonald at 5pm, (£4.50).

Sean O'Brien is talking about his work at Poetry East (7.30pm, £7).

Sunday: At Kings Place, Jonathan Coe and Danny Manners explore music and writing (4.45pm, £4.50), Chris T-T sings the poems of AA Milne (2pm, free) and be sure to catch John Hegley at 6pm (£4.50).

Monday: Anne de Courcy is at Daunt Marylebone talking about the fate of 19th century British girls who went to India to find husbands (7pm, £8).

Fitzrovia Now starts today: EDC London hosts a Book Shwop where people can swap design books.

David Crystal, Tim Cumming, Matthew Caley and Michael Blackburn help to relaunch Echo magazine at the Poetry Cafe (7.30pm, £5).

Tuesday: Jenny Uglow is at the London Review Bookshop telling the story of Sarah Losh, who created one of Britain's finest churches (7pm, £7).

The Poetry Library opens an exhibition by Mary Kuper exploring the links between poetic words and their meanings.

Rosie Bailey, Connie Bensley and Jane Draycott are the main draws at Lumen Poetry (6.30pm, £5 / £4).

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

Follow @LondonistLit for our pick of that day’s literary events.