London Book And Poetry Events: 15-21 August

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 98 months ago
London Book And Poetry Events: 15-21 August

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

Thursday 15 August

Meg Wolitzer and Tessa Hadley discuss the novels The Interestings and Clever Girl at Lutyens & Rubinstein (7pm, £8).

Tao Lin and Ben Brooks are chatting about their new novels at Waterstones Piccadilly (7pm, £5 / £3).

Richard Watkins launches his new poetry collection, Things That Move, illustrated by Gretchen Jacobsen at the Kahaila Cafe on Brick Lane (7pm, free).

Friday 16 August

Mark the anniversary of Elvis's death with poetry inspired by the King at Walthamstow Library, hosted by Forest Poets and Steve McLean (7pm, free).

Farrago's Summer SLAM features Courttia Newland, Peter Hayhoe, Sofia Buchuck, Anna Kahn, Lauren Shapiro, Tanya Loretta Dee and MC John Paul O'Neill at the RADA Foyer Bar (7.30pm, £6 / £5).

Anouche Sherman and guests present a night of French poetry in translation, at the Poetry Cafe (7.30pm, £4 / £3).

Saturday 17 August

Joelle Taylor hosts a SLAMbassadors live performance at Rich Mix (7pm, free).

Faezeh Robinson and Mansoor Pooyan read at a Persian Poetry Night at the Poetry Cafe (7pm, £10 / £5).

Keith and Suzanne Drake, Andy V Frost and Li Yan perform some poetry at Lily's in Wimbledon (8pm, £4 / £3).

Hollow Pike author James Dawson is signing copies at Waterstones Croydon from 11am.

Sunday 18 August

Kat Francois hosts the Word4Word SLAM poetry competition at Theatre Royal Stratford East (7pm, free).

Monday 19 August

Croydon's Poets Anonymous meet at Matthew's Yard (7.30pm, £2).

Tuesday 20 August

Chris McCabe, Andrew Taylor and David Miller perform poetry at The Blue Bus at The Lamb on Lamb's Conduit Street (7.30pm, £5 / £3).

David Harris-Gershon discusses his memoir What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife? at Waterstones Hampstead (7pm, £6 / £4).

If you've been all about The Ashes recently, head to Waterstones Leadenhall Market by 12.30pm where David Lloyd is signing copies of The Ashes According to Bumble.

Wednesday 21 August

Rutu Modan is in conversation with fellow graphic novelist Hannah Berry at Foyles (6.30pm, £6).

Shirley Hughes and Clara Vulliamy introduce their new book, Dixie O'Day, at Waterstones Piccadilly. Clara will do live illustrations as Shirley reads (6.30pm, £5 / £3).

Lloyd Bradley talks about a century of black music in London, at Housmans (7pm, £3).

Jonathan Harvey reads from and talks about The Confusion of Karen Carpenter at Waterstones Kensington (7pm, £5 / £3).

Catch heat two of the Roundhouse Poetry Slam competition, judged by John Berkavitch, Daniel Cockrill, Stephanie Dogfoot, Zena Edwards, Kat Francois and Polarbear (7.30pm, £4).

Dorothea Smartt and Thomas Glave read at Woolfson & Tay (7pm, free).

Storytelling and food combine at Storythyme on the Oval Space rooftop, with Laura Newman, Diana Man and others (6.30pm, £30).

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Last Updated 14 August 2013