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I use the FaceBook symbol to indicate there is also a FaceBook page for a given event and link to it. I have had the policy of preferring non-F/book sites (unless they have little useful information), as some people are wise enough to wish to have no dealings with the dreaded FaecesBök; but equally, some are happy to embrace this fallen world, and commit to its leading social network, and the FaceBook page is often updated more than a more formal website, and people can communicate via it. So I'll add the little symbol to sites where I am aware there is also a FaceBook page in addition to the page I have linked its name to. And don't forget you can use the FaceBook group page Modernpoetry/org.uk Collective for feedback, notification and communication, or, email me on peter@greatworks.org.uk, or use any other means of communicating with me you are aware of. Plus I've separated out long-lasting events, like exhibitions, put them in finishing order, and thus made it clearer when the current & forthcoming events start.

This listing obviously is restricted to London, which I take to include every inch of Surrey, and for the listing's purposes various other places within the Great Wen's embrace and travel area (which are not major sites of their own innovative poetry scene). Occasionally even Brighton. Other English innovative poetry scenes at present that may interest Great Works and modernpoetry.org.uk users:

The best source of information on all forms of poetry events in England is the Poetry Library's newsletter, which can be registered for at their Events page, or you can consult their Poetry readings page. Other good listings of events are on The Other Room (mainly North of England-focused, but often with London events involving Northern poets), Vents (on Twitter — Poetry Events@hixeros), and also Shearsman. You will find also useful material on The Poetry Gig Guide on WriteOutLoud, which has a national coverage & a wide range of events. Try too, though it is out of date, the readings and other events section of modernpoetry.org.uk's Links page.

Colour codings: new listing   change to event details   correction to listing   quoting publicity material   cancelled   personal comment. Updated: October 18/19/20


Exhibitions &c

Friday
September 22–
Saturday
November 4
Thursday–Saturday
12 noon–6 pm

Cosey Fanni Tutti: exhibition

Cabinet at Cabinet Gallery, 132 Tyers Street, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens SE11 5HS

Saturday
September 9–
Sunday
November 12
Wednesday–Sunday
12 noon–6 pm

Putti's Pudding: Cookie Mueller & Vittorio Scarpati : book and 'final project' by American writer and actor Cookie Mueller, and her husband, Italian artist Vittorio Scarpati. Published in 1989, the same year both died from complications related to AIDS, it pairs drawings by Scarpati with writing by Mueller. presented as an exhibition

Studio Voltaire, 1a Nelson's Row, Clapham SW4 7JR

October

Wednesday
October 18
6–8 pm

Parasolstice — Winter Light 2017 Robert MontgomeryPreview + Artist Talk (7 pm)

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, 14 Wharf Road N1 7RW
free entry but book online

Wednesday
October 18
6.50–9 pm

Caplet: Gresswell, Herd and Lewis: Clive Gresswell, David Herd and Julia Lewis

Capital Letters in the Chapel at St Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green E29PL
free

Wednesday
October 18
8–10.30 pm

Blurt: Pagan Strings Restrung : BLURT recorded the Pagan Strings album in Ulm, Southern Germany, in '92, at the end of a thirty consecutive dates tour . . . Some twenty years later the original line-up reform to play this one-off Pagan String Concert . . . In addition, Milton will present Molecule — a short performance animation piece, and recite poems from the recently published Milton Text Book

Xing the Line at Iklectik Art Lab, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, Waterloo SE1 7LG
£8 or £6 in advance

Wednesday
October 18
7.30–10 pm

Spoken Word London: open-mic poetry and performance night for anyone to come and join in, whether to speak or listen. Everyone who wants to speak gets five minutes, but no one gets more than five minutes. Speak in whichever format you want, sharing your own or others' work.

Spoken Word London at VFD, 66 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston N16 7XB
sign up for a slot 7.30–8 pm, free but please buy drink(s) at bar!

Thursday
October 19
7 pm

Living: Tom McCarthy, Sara Upstone, Stella Bottai + launch readings from Molly Bergin, Zakia Carpenter-Hall and Dacy Lim

Writers' Centre Kingston at Dorich House Museum, Kingston University, 67 Kingston Vale SW15 3RN
free

Thursday
October 19
7.30 pm

This Is Red: Harry Gilonis & Carol Watts

Xing the Line at Iklectik Art Lab, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, Waterloo SE1 7LG
£5 or £3 ?

Thursday
October 19
6–9 pm

The Lost Skulls of Swedenborg with Iain Sinclair and Colin Dickey who will each speak of their own work, both literary and academic, in relation to the lost skulls of Swedenborg, and also accompanying the exhibition ad caput capitis: the lost skulls of Swedenborg, open daily October 18–21, 9.30 am–5 pm

The Swedenborg Society at Swedenborg Hall, Swedenborg House, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2TH
free but register online

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 MontgomeryRobert Montgomery's Poem in lights to be scattered in the square mile responds to the geography and neighbourhood surrounding Parasol unit

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, 14 Wharf Road N1 7RW
free entry

Friday
October 20
7.30–10 pm

Martin Hackett/David Grundy/Phil Durrant: An evening of improvisations featuring modular, analogue synths and live electronics

Vinyl Deptford, 4 Tanners Hill, DeptfordSE8 4PJ
suggested £5 donation

Friday
October 20
7.15 pm

Experiments in prose: Eley Williams, David Hayden and Russell Persson

Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road, Haggerston E8 4AA
£4; available online

Friday
October 20
7 pm

Women and Revolution in the Black Arts Movement : with a global tidal wave of far right politics, we find ourselves coming full circle in challenging intersectionalities of inequality of yesteryear head on. Marking Rich Mix's Revolution17 series, SAWCC London will examine the emergence of the Black Arts Movement and our place within it now. A creative dialogue with women artists and thinkers who contributed to the inclusivity of Black representation and paved the way for new artistic expression.

SAWCC London at Venue 2, Rich Mix, 35–47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
free, can book a place online

Saturday
October 21
4–6 pm workshop

Writers Forum Workshop – New Series

for more information email Antony John (antonyjohnfrancisAThotmailDOTcom

The Barley Mow, 127 Curtain Road, Shoreditch EC2A 3BX

Saturday
October 21
3–4 pm

Juliet Jacques, Olivia Laing, Sophie Robinson and Isabel Waidner read Cookie Mueller : chosen passages from Cookie Mueller's collected writings and short stories

accompanying Putti's Pudding, an exhibition of works by Cookie Mueller and Vittorio Scarpati, at Studio Voltaire, 1a Nelson's Row, Clapham SW4 7JR
free but booking is recommended

Tuesday
October 24
7.30 pm

Paradise Yard (Sue Lynch / Anna Homler / Crystabel Riley / Hutch Demouilpied / Adam Bohman / Sharon Gal): The ensemble combines written and improvised horn lines with electronics, amplified objects, percussion, vocals and spoken word, including new text collages by Adam Bohman.

Café Oto, 1–7 Ashwin Street, Dalston E8 3DL, 1–7 Ashwin Street, Dalston E8 3DL
£6 or £4 (advance)

Tuesday
October 24
3–5 pm

Bethnal Green in So Many Words: With readings from Iain Sinclair, George Orwell and others, this tour explores the rich story of Bethnal Green, one of crime and poverty, but also one of resilience and survival.

Footprints of London walk, meeting at Shoreditch High Street Station, Braithwaite Street E1 6GJ, ending near Bethnal Green Underground Station, Cambridge Heath Road E2 0ET
£9/£12 online

Wednesday
October 25
6–8 pm

Susan Rudy: Reading for Queer Openings. Moving. Archives of the Self. Fred Wah.

RHUL Poetics Research Centre at room H 349, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, Malet Street WC1E 7HU

Wednesday
October 25
7.30–9 pm

Threads : a staging of Threads — recently long-listed for the Polari First Book Prize — featuring poetry, music and film by Nathan Evans, woven with photographs by Justin David.

presented by Inkandescent at Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, Hackney, Hackney E8 1HE
£8, tickets available online

Thursday
October 26
7 pm

Dying: Iain Sinclair, Andrew Teverson + tbc + launch readings again! from Molly Bergin, Zakia Carpenter-Hall and Dacy Lim

Writers' Centre Kingston at Rose Theatre Kingston, 24–26 High Street, Kingston-upon-Thames KT1 1HL
free

Thursday
October 26
8.30–11 pm

Words & Jazz October 2017 Melissa Lee Houghton, Bobby Parker, Omikemi Natacha Bryan, Rebecca Bird + music from Kate Mullins (of the Puppini Sisters), Nico Beedle and band; hosted by Nicki Heinen

Words and Jazz downstairs at Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Square, Dalston N16 8AZ
£5 on door or online

Friday
October 27
7 pm

Poetry: Elaine Kahn w/ V Adukwei Bulley, H Pester & J Underwood : Elaine Kahn, Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Holly Pester and Jack Underwood

Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road, Haggerston E8 4AA
£4 available online

Friday
October 27
10 am–5.30+ pm
Ghost Jam: 4 pm

Translating Eurydice: A one-day conference on myth in the twenty-first century, including academic papers by Amber Jacobs, Anita Klujber, and Carol Leader, presentations by Tom de Freston and Kiran Millwood Hargrave (on OE, a transmedia retelling of the myth), and Ghost Jam (performing Beyond Eurydice), including Lyndon Davies, Julia Lewis, Nia Davies, Steven Hitchins and Scott Thurston, poet and movement-artist Camilla Nelson, visual artist Penny Hallas, and voice-artist Steve Boyland

organised by the Centre for Myth Studies, University of Essex and Psychosocial Studies, University of East London at Room US4.15, University Square Stratford, University of East London Stratford Campus, 1 Salway Road, Stratford E15 1NF
free; but must register

Friday
October 27
7.45 pm

Beyond Orpheus Beyond Eurydice: Ghost Jam — Lyndon Davies, Julia Rose Lewis, Nia Davies, Steven Hitchins and Scott Thurston, Camilla Nelson, Penny Hallas, Steve Boyland — An evening of poetry, film, movment, voice-art, improvised and recorded sound extending the performance earlier at Translating Eurydice Conference

Ghost Jam at Centre 151, 151 Whiston Road, Haggerston E2 8GU
free; voluntary contributions welcome

Sunday
October 29
3–5 pm

T S Eliot — The Waste Land in the City: Hear the famous poem whilst exploring the streets of the City of London. Seeking out the streets and places that may have been an inspiration to the poet. The walk will involve reading of parts of the poem at relevant spots in the City, particularly 'III The Fire Sermon' which uses street names and places in the Square Mile, all too familiar to T S Eliot. Some insight and explanation of the poem, will be offered and audience participation is welcome in furthering our enjoyment and understanding of the poem. We will of course also gain from visiting some historic sites en route.

Footprints of London walk, meeting at Monument Underground Station – 1, Fish Street Hill EC3R 6DB, ending at St Paul's Churchyard EC4M 8AD
£9/£12 online

Monday
October 30
7–8 pm

Cambridge Literary Review 10 : The Last London: Iain Sinclair and Stewart Lee

London Review Bookshop at St Geroge's Church, Bloomsbury Way, Bloomsbury WC1A 2SA
£12; book online; but sold out

Monday
October 30
7.30 pm

Writing Gay Irish Lives: panel discussion reflecting on the representation of queer people in Irish literature. Featuring Mary Dorcey, Barry McCrea, Jamie O'Neill and Cherry Smyth

Irish Literary Society at The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16–22 Great Russell Street WC1B 3NN
£10, tickets available online

Monday
October 30
7–11 pm

Contraband Live: Eleanor Perry, Astra Papachristodoulou, Dorothy Lehane, and Rhys Trimble, and Open Mic slot + Contraband book-stall

Contraband Books, in the Apollo Concert Room, The Crown Tavern, 43 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell EC1R 0EG
Entry is free

November

Wednesday
November 1
7.30 pm

Chris Hardy, Matthew Paul and Chrys Salt

upstairs at The Yorkshire Grey, Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8PN

Saturday
November 4 9.45 am–6.15 pm

Edge Poetics: A Symposium on Innovative and Speculative Creative Writing Practices in Higher Education : with keynotes from Robert Sheppard and Nicholas Royle, and contributions from Peter Philpott, Helen Marshall, Daniel Watt, David Ashford, Simon Perrill, Lawrence Upton, Tilla Brading & Frances Presley, organisers Tim Jarvis, Keith Jebb and Lesley McKenna

Postgraduate Centre, University of Bedfordshire, University Square, Luton LU1 3JU
£32.50 register online (includes evening reading)

Saturday
November 4 6.30 pm

Edge Poetics: A Symposium on Innovative and Speculative Creative Writing Practices in Higher Education — Evening Readings : Robert Sheppard: Linguistically Innovative Poetry, Nicholas Royle: Literary Fiction, Horror, and Crime, Helen Marshall: Weird Fictio, D.P. Watt: Weird Fiction

Postgraduate Centre, University of Bedfordshire, University Square, Luton LU1 3JU
£10/£5 tickets available online

Saturday
November 4 11 am–6 pm

Anti-Social Reproduction : addresses how art and aesthetics can contribute to conversations about value and the reproduction of capitalist society. In particular, we are interested in what aesthetics suggests about "anti-social reproduction," that is, the kinds of reproductive activity that operate outside, are expelled from, or are themselves hostile to capitalist production. 0rganised by Amy De'Ath and Shane Boyle, confirmed participants include Dave Beech, Jaswinder Blackwell-Pall, Eleanor Careless, Seb Franklin, Maya Andrea Gonzalez, Sam McBean, Josh Robinson, Sam Solomon, Zoe Sutherland, Marina Vishmidt

The Common House, Unit 5E (press the buzzer), 5 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green E2 9QG
free and open to the public. The Common House is a collectively managed space for radical groups, projects and community events; donations to the Common House on the day will be welcomed.

Saturday
November 4
7.30–10 pm

Donald Gardner, Tim Dooley, Anthony Howell & Sarah Wardle

The Room, 33 Holcombe Road, Tottenham Hale, N17 9AS
£5 entry plus donation for refreshment

Monday
November 6
7.30–9 pm

Edgar Allan Poe: The Haunted Palace : This night of discussion, live poetry, immersive audio from In the Dark Radio and Poe-inspired music from Kevin Le Gendre's band REAP will steep you in the sublime poetry of a spectacular literary figure. speakers/performers include: Kim Newman, Kevin Le Gendre and the musicians Beibei Wang, Mirayam Solomon and Roderick Corbeau

Poet in the City at Wilton's Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley E1 8JB
£10–£15 full price, £8–£13 concessions, book online

Tuesday
November 7
7.30 pm

Aidan Semmens and Andrew Taylor

Shearsman Reading Series at Swedenborg Hall, Swedenborg House, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2TH
no admission fee

Thursday
November 9
7 pm

Remembering: Nell Leyshon, Winsome Pinnock, John Stuart + launch reading from James Miller and Julia Rose Lewis

Writers' Centre Kingston at The Picton Room, Kingston University London, 55–59 Penrhyn Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EF
free

Friday
November 10
7.30 pm

Scribble Pie: an informal performance space where artists and non artists can show work they've made or are in the process of making. Each presentation takes no more than ten minutes, and there are breaks in between. Theatre, music, dance, comedy, animation, film, cookery, tarot, tech, you name, it, we'll have it — potentially

Scribble Pie at The Others, 6–8 Manor Rd, Stoke Newington N16 5SA
£5 entry

Friday &
Saturday
November 10 & 11
11 am–7 pm

Small Publishers Fair 2016: an annual celebration of books by contemporary artists, poets, writers and book designers. with exhibition; Peter Foolen: Books and Editions 1987–2017

Conway Hall, Red Lion Square WC1R 4RL
admission free

Saturday
November 11
12.30–5pm

Small Publishers Fair 2016readings/talks
in Brockway Room: 12.30–1 pm Robert Perkinson: fortyfive years of visual collaborations with poets, 1–1.30 Gordian Projects: Launch and readings from Brian Lewis and Azadeh Fatehrad, 1.30–2 Ensixteen Editions: Mike Nicholson on his series Bio Auto Graphic, 2–2.30 Kurt Johannessen: performancelecture About thoughts, 3–3.30 Floating World: Andy Parsons and Glen Holman read from The Rebel(s), 3.30–4 pm: Test Centre: Stephen Watts reads from and discusses Republic Of Dogs/Republic Of Birds, 4–4.30 CB Editions: Editor Charles Boyle on "Invisible Writers: Pen Names and Anonymity", 4.30–5 bookRoom: UK launch and discussion of The Lost Diagrams of Walter Benjamin, 43 visual responses to the title plus essays, with editor Helen Clarke and contributors Anne-Marie Creamer, Dean Kenning, Katharine Meynell and Emmanuelle Waeckerlé
in Green Room (on stage): Royal Holloway Poetics Research Centre presents: 2–2.30 pm Calum Hazell / Libby Norman, 2.30–3: Iris Colomb / Aimee Lee / matt martin, 3–3.30 Mischa Foster Poole / Emma Mackilligan 3.30–4 Alex Marsh / Sarah Dawson / Simon Pomery, 4–4.30 Tiffany Charrington / Tom Crompton, 4.30–5 Karen Sandhu / Joseph Howse / Astra Papachrisodoulou

Conway Hall, Red Lion Square WC1R 4RL
admission free

Saturday
November 11
4–6 pm workshop

Writers Forum Workshop – New Series

for more information email Antony John (antonyjohnfrancisAThotmailDOTcom

The Barley Mow, 127 Curtain Road, Shoreditch EC2A 3BX

Wednesday
November 15
6.50–9 pm

tba

Capital Letters in the Chapel at St Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green E29PL
free

Friday
November 17
8 for 8.30 pm

Staggerlee Wonders : An evening of radical poetry and prose fused with free improvised music, inspired by James Baldwin's seminal poem Staggerlee Wonders with Robert Mitchell, Debbie Sanders, Cleveland Watkiss, Neil Charles, Mark Sanders and Rowland Sutherland

Iklectik Art Lab, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, Waterloo SE1 7LG
£12 or £8; available online

Monday
November 20
6 for 6.30–9 pm

Launch of Long Poem Magazine Issue 18: readers include: Alex Bell, Jude Rosen, Terence Dooley, Kate Ashton. Anna Reckin, Adam Taylor and John Greening

Barbican Library, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Refreshments / Free Entry

Wednesday
November 22
7 pm

Charles Baudelaire: Botanist of the Sidewalk : traverse the psychogeography of the city and explore the extraordinary impact of this writer through discussion and poetry. Mingle with us amongst the crowd on the boulevard... with Lauren Elkin, Helen Abbott and Matthew Beaumont, and Dylan Read

Poet in the City and Rimbaud and Verlaine Foundation in Hall One, Kings Place, 90 York Way, Kings Cross N1 9AG
£14.50–12.50, savers £9.50 book online

Thursday
November 23
7 pm

Travelling: Alexander Frater, Albert Pellicer + Susie Campbell & tbc

Writers' Centre Kingston at tbc
free

Thursday
November 23
7.30 pm

Sophie Seita and Paul Buck: together & separately

Xing the Line at Iklectik Art Lab, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, Waterloo SE1 7LG
£5 or £3

Saturday
November 25

The Poem Brut: new programme of events, exhibitions and talks begins, exploring art poems, pansemic writing, abstract portraiture — the intersections between brutalism, text, handwriting and abstract illustration

curated by SJ Fowler at Venue 2, Rich Mix, 35–47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
free

Saturday
November 25
3–5 pm workshop

Writers Forum Workshop
for more information email Lawrence Upton (uptonlawrenceATgmailDOTcom

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

Wednesday
November 29
7–9.30 pm

Camilla Nelson: Reading Movement: Sonic utterances and embodied poetics.

RHUL Poetics Research Centre at room SH 243, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, Malet Street WC1E 7HU

Thursday
November 30
7 pm

Parasolstice — Winter Light 2017 Robert MontgomeryA Poetry Evening with Robert Montgomery and a selection of contemporary guest poets invited by the artist

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, 14 Wharf Road N1 7RW
£8 / £6, book online

December

Thursday
December 7
7 pm

Hoping: Helen Julia Minors, Helen Palmer, Lucy Furlong + tbc

Writers' Centre Kingston at tbc
free

Saturday
December 9
4–6 pm workshop

Writers Forum Workshop – New Series

for more information email Antony John (antonyjohnfrancisAThotmailDOTcom

The Barley Mow, 127 Curtain Road, Shoreditch EC2A 3BX

Saturday
December 9

The Poem Brut: exhibition opening

curated by SJ Fowler at Rich Mix, 35–47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA

Saturday
December 16
3–5 pm workshop

Writers Forum Workshop
for more information email Lawrence Upton (uptonlawrenceATgmailDOTcom

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

January 2018

Saturday
January 6
3–5 pm workshop tbc

Writers Forum Workshop
for more information email Lawrence Upton (uptonlawrenceATgmailDOTcom

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 + tbc

Writers' Centre Kingston at Rose Theatre Kingston, 24–26 High Street, Kingston-upon-Thames KT1 1HL
free

Saturday
January 13
4–6 pm workshop

Writers Forum Workshop – New Series

for more information email Antony John (antonyjohnfrancisAThotmailDOTcom

The Barley Mow, 127 Curtain Road, Shoreditch EC2A 3BX

Wednesday
January 24
6.50–9 pm

tba

Capital Letters in the Chapel at St Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green E29PL
free

Thursday
January 25
7 pm

Forgetting: Maria Mencia, Meg Jensen + tbc

Writers' Centre Kingston at stanleypickergallery, Kingston University London, Kingston School of Art, Grange Road, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2QJ
free

February

Saturday
February 3
3–5 pm workshop tbc

Writers Forum Workshop
for more information email Lawrence Upton (uptonlawrenceATgmailDOTcom

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

Saturday
February 10
4–6 pm workshop

Writers Forum Workshop – New Series

for more information email Antony John (antonyjohnfrancisAThotmailDOTcom

The Barley Mow, 127 Curtain Road, Shoreditch EC2A 3BX

Saturday
February 10
7 pm

University Camarade: A Literary Showcase

Writers' Centre Kingston at Rich Mix, 35–47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA

Tuesday
February 13
7.30 pm

tba

Shearsman Reading Series at Swedenborg Hall, Swedenborg House, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2TH
no admission fee

Wednesday
February 21
6.50–9 pm

tba

Capital Letters in the Chapel at St Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green E29PL
free

Thursday
February 22–
Wednesday
March 22

Scribbling and Scrawling: An open call exhibition presenting new visual literature on the theme of Scribbling and Scrawling — works that explore the handmade, the illegible, the dirty, the rough, the visual, the material, the calligraphic, the link — works which resist their content and express their context. Works that celebrate the notation, the forgotten, the colourful.

curated by SJ Fowler for Writers' Centre Kingston at The Museum of Futures, 117 Brighton Rd, Surbiton KT6 5NJ
free

Thursday
February 22
7 pm

Making: Stella Duffy, Ann Hulland + tbc

Writers' Centre Kingston at The Museum of Futures, 117 Brighton Rd, Surbiton KT6 5NJ
free

Saturday
February 24
3–5 pm workshop tbc

Writers Forum Workshop
for more information email Lawrence Upton (uptonlawrenceATgmailDOTcom

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

March

Thursday
March 8

English PEN Modern Literature Festival III

Writers' Centre Kingston at All Saints Church Kingston upon Thames, 14–16 Market Place, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1JP

Saturday
March 10
4–6 pm workshop

Writers Forum Workshop – New Series

for more information email Antony John (antonyjohnfrancisAThotmailDOTcom

The Barley Mow, 127 Curtain Road, Shoreditch EC2A 3BX

Tuesday
March 13
7.30 pm

tba

Shearsman Reading Series at Swedenborg Hall, Swedenborg House, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2TH
no admission fee

Saturday
March 17
3–5 pm workshop tbc

Writers Forum Workshop
for more information email Lawrence Upton (uptonlawrenceATgmailDOTcom

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

Thursday
March 22
7 pm

Hating: Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, Adam Baron + tbc

Writers' Centre Kingston at stanleypickergallery, Kingston University London, Kingston School of Art, Grange Road, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2QJ
free

Wednesday
March 28
6.50–9 pm

tba

Capital Letters in the Chapel at St Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green E29PL
free

April

Thursday
April 5
7 pm

European Poetry Festival 2018: Opening Night: Pierre Alfieri, Agnieszka Studinska, Alessandro Burbank + tbc

Writers' Centre Kingston at Rose Theatre Kingston, 24–26 High Street, Kingston-upon-Thames KT1 1HL
free

Saturday
April 7

European Poetry Night: London ?

curated by SJ Fowler at Rich Mix, 35–47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA

Tuesday
April 10
7.30 pm

tba

Shearsman Reading Series at Swedenborg Hall, Swedenborg House, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2TH
no admission fee

Saturday
April 14
4–6 pm workshop

Writers Forum Workshop – New Series

for more information email Antony John (antonyjohnfrancisAThotmailDOTcom

The Barley Mow, 127 Curtain Road, Shoreditch EC2A 3BX

Wednesday
April 25
6.50–9 pm

tba

Capital Letters in the Chapel at St Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green E29PL
free

Saturday
April 28
3–5 pm workshop tbc

Writers Forum Workshop
for more information email Lawrence Upton (uptonlawrenceATgmailDOTcom

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

May

Tuesday
May 8
7.30 pm

tba

Shearsman Reading Series at Swedenborg Hall, Swedenborg House, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2TH
no admission fee

Saturday
May 12
4–6 pm workshop

Writers Forum Workshop – New Series

for more information email Antony John (antonyjohnfrancisAThotmailDOTcom

The Barley Mow, 127 Curtain Road, Shoreditch EC2A 3BX

Saturday
May 19
3–5 pm workshop tbc

Writers Forum Workshop
for more information email Lawrence Upton (uptonlawrenceATgmailDOTcom

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

Wednesday
May 29
6.50–9 pm

tba

Capital Letters in the Chapel at St Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green E29PL
free

June

Saturday
June 9
4–6 pm workshop

Writers Forum Workshop – New Series

for more information email Antony John (antonyjohnfrancisAThotmailDOTcom

The Barley Mow, 127 Curtain Road, Shoreditch EC2A 3BX

Saturday
June 9
3–5 pm workshop tbc

Writers Forum Workshop
for more information email Lawrence Upton (uptonlawrenceATgmailDOTcom

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

Wednesday
June 7
6.50–9 pm

tba

Capital Letters in the Chapel at St Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green E29PL
free

Saturday
June 30
3–5 pm workshop tbc

Writers Forum Workshop
for more information email Lawrence Upton (uptonlawrenceATgmailDOTcom

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

July

Saturday
July 14
4–6 pm workshop

Writers Forum Workshop – New Series

for more information email Antony John (antonyjohnfrancisAThotmailDOTcom

The Barley Mow, 127 Curtain Road, Shoreditch EC2A 3BX

Saturday
July 21
3–5 pm workshop tbc

Writers Forum Workshop
for more information email Lawrence Upton (uptonlawrenceATgmailDOTcom

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

August

Saturday
August 11
4–6 pm workshop

Writers Forum Workshop – New Series

for more information email Antony John (antonyjohnfrancisAThotmailDOTcom

The Barley Mow, 127 Curtain Road, Shoreditch EC2A 3BX

Saturday
August 11
3–5 pm workshop tbc

Writers Forum Workshop
for more information email Lawrence Upton (uptonlawrenceATgmailDOTcom

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

October!

Wednesday
October 31
7 pm

Ezra Pound: Making it New — Poet in the City: Born in America, but at home in the literary landscapes of London and Italy, Ezra Pound holds the foremost position in the modernist canon, a writer who transgressed the boundaries of form, politics and time. Regarded by his contemporaries as the man who made modern poetry possible, he playfully ruptured syntax, narratives and conventional rhythms to establish a discordant poetics.

Poet in the City in Hall Two, Kings Place, 90 York Way, Kings Cross N1 9AG
£12.50, savers £9.50, book online with £3 booking fee

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