London Book And Poetry Events: 9-15 January

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 72 months ago
London Book And Poetry Events: 9-15 January

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

Wednesday 9 January: Jonathan Fenby talks about China past and present at Foyles (6.15pm, free).

Hear poets Claire Crowther, Timothy Adès, Sharon Morris and David Morley plus take part in a Q&A with Long Poem Magazine editors Ann Vaughan-Williams, Lucy Hamilton and Linda Black at the Southbank Centre (8pm, free).

US poets Melissa Buckheit, Maxine Chernoff and Jaime Robles take part in the latest Shearsman Reading Series at Swedenborg Hall (7.30pm, free).

Thursday 10 January: Short stories from Stations and London Lies read by the authors, at Bookseller Crow on the Hill from 7pm (free).

Tim Wells and Porky the Poet (AKA Phill Jupitus) join the regular crew for Bang Said the Gun at the Roebuck for a spot of stand up poetry (8pm, £5).

Chris Redmond hosts Tongue Fu at Rich Mix (8pm, £8 / £6), with John Hegley, Anna Freeman, Adam Kammerling and guests from the Roundhouse Poetry Collective.

Friday 11 January: Tim Parks and Swiss author Peter Stamm are in conversation at the London Review Bookshop (7pm, £10).

Adam Horovitz and guests are at the Poetry Cafe, with music from Adam Donen (7.30pm, £5).

Saturday 12 January: Take the kids to Ealing Broadway Waterstones to see Marianne Levy read from her latest Ellie May book (11am, free).

Tom Bland, Errol McGlashan and Benedict Newbery are the established acts performing at Platform 1 at the Poetry Cafe. Get there for 7.30pm to sign up for open mic (8pm, £5 / £4).

Sunday 13 January: Francesca Beard, Deanna Rodger, Zia Ahmed, Rosie Adé and Colin Salmon – yes, that Colin Salmon – join Jumoke Fashola for Jazz Verse Jukebox at Ronnie Scott's (7.30pm, £8).

David Morley offers an overview of this year's TS Eliot Prize (1pm, £11) before shortlisted poets read their work at the Southbank Centre (7pm, £15 / £12).

Tuesday 15 January: We really enjoyed Ian Kelly's book about 18th century amputee playwright Samuel Foote. Kelly's talking about it at the National Theatre (6pm, £4 / £3).

Apples and Snakes has helped produce The Rememberers at the Old Vic Tunnels, a live hip-hop graphic novel for teenagers. Performances until Friday, tickets £14 / £9 / £5).

Ariadne's Thread launches its fourth issue at The Old Ship in Richmond (7.30pm, free).

The Poetry Cafe's regular open mic night is taking registrations between 6-7pm. Niall O'Sullivan hosts (7.30pm, £5 / £4).

Frances Presley and Geraldine Monk read at The Blue Bus in The Lamb (7.30pm, £5 / £3).

Chris McCabe, Lorraine Mariner, Pascal O'Loughlin and Chrissy Williams perform at the Lumen Poetry Series (7pm, £5 / £4, all proceeds to Cold Weather Shelter).

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Last Updated 09 January 2013