London Book And Poetry Events: 27 June-3 July

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 67 months ago
London Book And Poetry Events: 27 June-3 July

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

Thursday 27 June: Dominic Kelly, Jo Blake Cave, Ben Haggarty, Emily Parrish, Mikael Öberg, Laura Burns and Cat Gerrard tell epic stories at Rich Mix for the Crick Crack Club (7.30pm, £6 / £8).

Inua Ellams and Emma Jones are Bang Said the Gun's poetic guests at The Roebuck (8pm, £7 / £5).

Stories inspired by pop songs will be performed by Stephanie Gerra and Steve Keyworth for Jukebox Story at The Harrison (7.30pm, £6 / £5).

Gemma Seltzer is collecting stories in a new branch of her Speak to Strangers project, this time at Tate Modern.

Charles Shaar Murray chats about his novel The Hellhound Sample, his Hendrix biography and life as a rock critic at West End Lane Books (7.30pm, free).

Elizabeth Forbes launches Nearest Thing to Crazy at Belgravia Books (6.30pm, free).

Poets Katherine Gallagher, Dorothy Lehane, Tracey Martin and Paul McGrane perform at The Haberdashery in Crouch End (7.30pm, £5).

Friday 28 June: Henning Mankell talks to Mark Lawson about his new novel, A Treacherous Paradise, at the London Review Bookshop (7pm, £7).

Meet Kate Mosse as she chats about The Citadel at Brent Civic Centre, part of Wembley Wordfest (7pm, free).

Bestselling crime novelist Jeffrey Deaver is signing copies of The Kill Room at West End Lane Books from 6.30pm.

Mohamed Mesrati and Malek Sghiri are at Rich Mix talking about Writing Revolution, a collection of new writing born out of the Arab Spring (7pm, free).

Fleur Adcock and Rod Edmond launch new books at Birkbeck's New Zealand Studies Network (6pm, free).

Jon Sayers and Lisa Kelly bring the poetry to Fourth Friday at the Poetry Cafe (8pm, £6 / £5).

Crime writers Ali Knight and Ruth Dudley Edwards talk about their books and writing at Chipping Barnet Library (6.30pm, free).

The Friday-only Emma Press pop up bookstore is still at Lower Marsh Market, but not for long – last appearance is 5 July.

Saturday 29 June: Kevin Barry, Mary Costello and Keith Ridgway read at The Word Factory #12 to mark the publication of Town and Country, New Irish Short Stories (6pm, £10).

Celebrate the centenary of Tagore's Gitanjali at Rich Mix (8pm, £12 / £10).

Amy Key, Jacqui Saphra and Gale Burns host The Shuffle at the Poetry Cafe (7.30pm, £5 / £3).

Ruth Ozeki chats about her latest novel A Tale for the Time Being at Dulwich Books (7pm, £5).

Monday 1 July: Rabai al-Madhoun discusses his novel The Lady from Tel Aviv, shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2010, at Foyles (6.30pm, free but reserve a place in advance).

Deborah Levy, Marcus du Sautoy, Claire Messud, Beau Lotto and Alan Johnson are the speakers at 5x15 at The Tabernacle (7pm, £20).

Matt Haig and Ruth Ozeki talk about their latest novels with Jamie Byng at Lutyens & Rubinstein (7pm, £8).

Caroline Bird and musician Sarah Gillespie spend an evening at Dulwich Books (7pm, £5).

Exiled Writers Ink has a night against the fatwa on Iranian poet Shahin Najafi, with Jane Duran, Linda Black, Anouche Sherman and Dr Jennifer Langer, at the Poetry Cafe (7.30pm, £4 / £2).

Magma #56 launches at Coffee House Poetry, with David Morley and Jack Underwood (8pm, £8 / £7).

Tuesday 2 July: Claire Messud and Kate Figes talk about Messud's book The Woman Upstairs and women writers, at Lutyens & Rubinstein (7pm, £8).

Simon Mayo will be signing copies of his books and working behind the till at Dulwich Books from 12.30pm.

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

Poetry from new chapbook The Dance Around the Fire and music from Pete M Wyer at Woolfson & Tay (7pm, free).

Wednesday 3 July: Granta Young Novelist Evie Wyld will be signing her new novel, All the Birds, Singing, at Review Bookshop in Peckham – she also works there, so it'll be a bit of a party (6pm, free).

Robert Edsel, author of The Monuments Men (now, as they say, a major motion picture with George Clooney and Matt Damon), is at Daunt in Marylebone talking about another wartime art hunt (7pm, £8).

Hamid Dabashi and Pankaj Mishra chat about their latest novels at Daunt in Fulham Road (7pm, £5).

Housmans hosts a theatrical performance remembering Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley (7pm, £3).

Martin Bannister launches his new novel A Map of Nowhere at Dulwich Books (7pm, free).

Helen Ivory launches her collection Waiting for Bluebeard at the Poetry Cafe, with Nancy Mattson, Mike Bartholomew-Biggs and Peter Daniels (7.30pm, free).

Arc introduces three poets, Amarjit Chandan, Razmik Davoyan and Cliff Forshaw at a Poetry Library Special Edition (8pm, free).

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Last Updated 26 June 2013