Home Poetry Readings in London

Innovative poetry events in London for next four weeks:
see www.modernpoetry.org.uk/readings.html for fuller information & longer timespan

Exhibitions &c

Friday, December 8–January 6

Hard to Read — Collected Paint Poems, Pansemia, Cinematic Drawings and Logograms of SJ Fowler
Rich Mix Gallery, 35–47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA

Monday, December 11–Saturday, February 3, weekdays 11 am–late

Headbooks! : visual poems from Sidekick Books' Headbooks series, contributing artists include Vahni Capildeo, Harry Giles, Kate Wakeling and Clive Birnie, and exhibition showcases collages, calligrams, mixed-media translations and telegraphic poems
curated by Kirsten Irving and Jon Stone at The Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street WC2H 9BX

Thursday, November 16–Sunday, February 25, 11 am–8 pm, closed Mondays

Darkness Visible: participatory installation by artist Sam Winston + responses by Emily Berry, Kayo Chingonyi, George Szirtes and others
Poetry Library, Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road SE1 8XX

Thursday, October 19–Wednesday, March 28; Monday: by arrangement, Tuesday–Saturday: 10 am–6 pm, Sunday: 12 noon–5 pm

Parasolstice — Winter Light 2017 Robert Montgomery — Robert Montgomery's Poem in lights to be scattered in the square mile
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, 14 Wharf Road N1 7RW
free entry


Thursday, December 14, 7–8.30 pm

The Politics of Translation — A Discussion & Spoken Word Performance: panel discussion includeing Hanna Ali, Atef Alshae and Alireza Abiz + performances from Usaama Minhas and Marika McKennell
presented by the Poetry Translation Centre alongside the DEN (Democratic Education Network) and the DPIR (Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster) at University of Westminster, Room UG05, 309 Regent St W1B 2HW
free, but reserve a place online

Thursday, December 14, 7.30 pm

Boiler House Press Launch: Tim Atkins, Colin Herd, Marianne Morris (video or live link), Emily Critchley, Jeff Hilson
Xing the Line at Iklectik Art Lab, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, Waterloo SE1 7LG
£5 or £3

Friday, December 15 & Saturday, December 16, 2–8 pm
10 am–5 pm

The 2017 London Children’s Book Fair
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, 14 Wharf Road N1 7RW
free; food available on the Saturday

Friday, December 15, 7.30 pm

I fear my best work behind me by SJ Fowler : Stranger press Launch: SJ Fowler, Stephen Emmerson, Christian Patracchini, Molly Bergin, Christopher Stephenson & more
The Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street WC2H 9BX

Saturday, December 16, 3–5 pm workshop

Writers Forum Workshop
The King & Queen, 1 Foley St, Fitzrovia W1W 6DL

Saturday, December 16, 4–6 pm workshop

Writers Forum Workshop – New Series
The Barley Mow, 127 Curtain Road, Shoreditch EC2A 3BX

January 2018

Thursday, January 4, 7.30–11 pm

Iain Sinclair with the Last London band
Café Oto, 1–7 Ashwin Street, Dalston E8 3DL, 1–7 Ashwin Street, Dalston E8 3DL
£8 or £6 (advance)

Saturday, January 6, 3–5 pm workshop tbc

Writers Forum Workshop
The King & Queen, 1 Foley St, Fitzrovia W1W 6DL

Tuesday, January 9, 7.30 pm

Lucy Hamilton & Lisa Samuels
Shearsman Reading Series at Swedenborg Hall, Swedenborg House, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2TH
no admission fee

Thursday, January 11, 7 pm

Loving: Stephen Barber, Beth Brewster, Olga Kolesnikova, Silje Ree and Yvonne Litschel + tbc
Writers' Centre Kingston at Rose Theatre Kingston, 24–26 High Street, Kingston-upon-Thames KT1 1HL