London Book And Poetry Events: 11-17 July

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 66 months ago
London Book And Poetry Events: 11-17 July

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

Thursday 11 July

John-Paul Flintoff and Katy Guest are on the bill at the next Salon London, this time held at Foyles (6.30pm, £12).

Anne Harvey and Piers Plowright read from and talk about the work of Hampstead writer Eleanor Farjeon at Keats House, tickets from Daunt Books (7pm, £5).

Linda Kelly brings the world of 19th century politics and Holland House to life, at Lutyens & Rubinstein (7pm, £5).

Katie Bonna and Richard Tyrone Jones do guest spots at Bang Said the Gun's stand up poetry night in SE1 (8pm, £7 / £5).

Michael Wood and Martin McLaughlin go over the letters of Italo Calvino at the London Review Bookshop (7pm, £7).

Matthew Francis, Lance Lee and Maurice Riordan perform poetry at Lauderdale House (8pm, £5 / £3).

Another chance to meet James Bowen and Street Cat Bob, this time at Waterstones Kensington (12.30pm, free).

Friday 12 July

Evie Wyld reads from and chats to Karen McLeod about her new novel All the Birds, Singing, at Bookseller Crow on the Hill (7.30pm, £3).

Marina Warner is in conversation with novelist and literary critic Abdelfattah Kilito about the art of storytelling at the London Review Bookshop (7pm, £10).

Antonia Fraser talks about the Great Reform Bill of 1832 with John Miller at the V&A (6.30pm, £9 / £6).

John Paul O'Neill hosts a Farrago showcase of Spanish and English poetry at the Poetry Cafe, with Sofia Buchuck, Angel-Luis Hernandez-Frances, Susana Medina, Yamilka Noa, Isabel del Rio and Luz Welmans (7.30pm, £6 / £5).

Saturday 13 July

There's music, comedy and poetry from Josh Neico, Rob Barratt, Catherine Brogan and Pete the Temp at the Arthur Smith-hosted Balham Fringe (from 5pm, £3.99).

See Jeremy Sallon, Tom Bland, Errol McGlashan and Benedict Newbery plus open mic at Platform 1 at the Poetry Cafe (8pm, £5 / £4).

Readings from the new Bloodaxe anthology Dear World and Everyone In It at the Enemies Project at the Hardy Tree Gallery (7.30pm, free).

Sunday 14 July

If the weather's this nice, get yourself to Hampstead Heath and discuss As I Walked Out One Midsummer's Morning with Daunt's walking book club (from 11.30am).

Mimi Khalvati, Anna Robinson and Ruth O'Callaghan read at Torriano Poets (7.30pm, £5 / £3).

Monday 15 July

Charlaine Harris is signing copies of the last ever Sookie Stackhouse novel at Waterstones Gower Street from 6.30pm.

Coffee House Poetry celebrates its end of season with a red themed poetry party at the Troubadour (8pm, £8 / £7).

Surya Turner leads an Apples and Snakes storycraft session for families at Rich Mix (1.30pm, £3).

Tuesday 16 July

Philipp Meyer talks about his new novel The Son with Chris Cleave at Lutyens & Rubinstein (7pm, £8).

Terry Eagleton puts in a thorough examination of the USA at the London Review Bookshop (7pm, £7).

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

Poltroon literary salon is at the Betsey Trotwood (7.30pm, £3 / £1).

Johan de Wit and Antony John are the poets at The Blue Bus (7.30pm, £5 / £3).

Wednesday 17 July

Granta launch issue 124, all about travel, at Foyles with Robert McFarlane and Lina Wolff (6.30pm, free but reserve a place in advance).

Tired of London's Tom Jones launches his new book, Mad Dogs & Englishmen, at Stanfords (7pm, free but reserve a place in advance).

Historian Geoff Marshall talks about London's industrial heritage at Housmans (7pm, £3).

The fall of Constantinople is under discussion by Tom Holland and James Heneage at Daunt Books Marylebone (7pm, £8).

Poets from Harrow and Oxford go head to head at the Poetry Cafe for Stanza Bonanza (7.30pm, free).

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Last Updated 10 July 2013