A LOT IN THE UK BUT WE ARE HAPPY TO LIST EVENTS WORLDWIDE
FIND REGULAR (Weekly/Monthly etc) EVENTS BY COUNTRY FROM
THE INDEX PAGE
|London||22nd May 2017||
PEN Atlas and Funhouse present: bodies, places and spaces
Monday 22 May, 7-9.30pm
The Book Club |100-106 Leonard Street | London EC2A 4RH
Swans, handsome cannibals, confronting the past in Latvia, censorship and imaginary boyfriends... Funhouse and PEN Atlas present a series of readings that explore body, borders and place. Hear the 'delicate rhythmic trip wires' of Kayo Chingonyi, whose collection, Kumukanda, will be published in June; Xiaolu Guo's searing and rebellious memoir, Once Upon a Time in the East, exploring the everyday peculiarity of China and the UK; Eli Goldstone's debut novel of 'savage tenderness', Strange Heart Beating; the bodily writing of Sophie Mackintosh, Jenna Clake and Susannah Dickey, whose work features in the third issue of Funhouse.
Tickets: �8 (includes a copy of Funhouse Magazine) | Booking: http://bit.ly/2nFLAG1
|London||25th May 2017||
PEN Atlas presents: an evening with Samanta Schweblin and Mariana Enriquez
Thursday 25 May, 6.30-8pm
Waterstone�s Islington | 11 Islington Green | London N1 2XH
Hear from two of the finest authors working in the Spanish language today. Samanta Schweblin and Mariana Enriquez come together for a special PEN Atlas event at Waterstones Islington. Highly original and deeply unsettling, Samanta Schweblin�s Fever Dream is a haunting, modern parable. Schweblin�s work establishes a heightened sense of psychological tension, deftly handling ideas of trauma, and forgetting. Mariana Enriquez�s �wildly imaginative� short story collection, The Things We Lost in the Fire, carries traces of Borges, whilst remaining unequivocally reminiscent of Angela Carter. Gothic, unnerving and yet engrossing, Enriquez�s stories are fraught with violence and corruption, musing on desire, deception and the remnants of a dictatorship.
Tickets: �5 / �3 Waterstone�s card holders | Booking http://bit.ly/2oOouQl
|London||3rd June 2017||
'Writing on the Wall: Can Poetry Save the Planet?'
A day of immersive eco-poetry, curated by Jay Ramsay, with some of Britain's leading poets.
Workshops, presentations and performance. With new and established poets, fans of poetry and more. We will build a vision of what the world might be, using poetry as a catalyst.
Saturday June 3rd, 10am - 5.30pm
St John's Waterloo, Waterloo Road, London SE1 8TY
For more information & ticket bookings, see http://www.waterloofestival.com/poetry
|Oxford||28th June 2017||
‘moments/that stretch horizons’: an international poetry
symposium for practitioners
|West Kirkby||9th July 2017||
Simon Armitage � reading and book signing Sunday 9th
July, 2017 6.00-7.30pm
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29
Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby CH48 4EL
|West Kirkby||9th July 2017||
Community Poetry Day Sunday 9th
4.00-5.00pm Celebration of Poetry and Walking (outputs from the pre Festival workshops)
5.00pm Annual Poetry Competition Prize giving
West Kirby Arts Centre, 29 Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby CH48 4EL
West Kirby Library, The Concourse, West Kirby CH48 4HX
Free admission. Please register to read using the online form http://www.festivaloffirsts.com/2017/02/23/walk-poetry-090717/
|Hoylake||12th July 2017||
Ian McMillan and Tony Husband Wednesday 12th July, 201 7.30pm
A Cartoon History of Here