Shiromi Pinto and Michelle Houlston at Tate Liverpool
Jul
18
to Jul 19

Shiromi Pinto and Michelle Houlston at Tate Liverpool

To celebrate the Tate (Modern and Liverpool) choosing Plastic Emotions as their Book of the Month for July, Shiromi will be in Liverpool talking about her novel with Michelle Houlston, a writer and co-founder of Liverpool based arts project, Grrrl Power Liverpool (GPL).

Should be a fascinating event, focusing on feminism, pioneering women in history and of course, Minnette de Silva.

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 Novel Writers: Adam Scovell, Mothlight
Aug
22
6:30 PM18:30

Novel Writers: Adam Scovell, Mothlight

Each month Spike Island, Bristol, invites a debut novelist to read from and talk about their work in an informal setting. Prior knowledge of the text is not essential. Topics of discussion include theme, structure, inspiration and the craft of writing. These sessions are a great way to discover new writing talent and great books.

£5, £3 concessions

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Wayne Holloway & Malcolm Mackay: PREDCITING THE FUTURE @ Edinburgh Book Festival
Aug
26
8:30 PM20:30

Wayne Holloway & Malcolm Mackay: PREDCITING THE FUTURE @ Edinburgh Book Festival

Join two writers with captivating but bleak visions of the future. In BINDLESTIFF, author and director Wayne Holloway weaves prose and screenplay to craft a dystopian satire on Hollywood, race and class divisions in a post-Trump era. Stornoway writer Malcolm Mackay's A LINE OF FORGOTTEN BLOOD is a gumshoe caper set in an independent, and corrupt, Scotland. Are their tales really as far-fetched as they initially seem?

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A Sense of Place: how citizens of the world write about location - Greenwich Book Festival
Jun
15
2:00 PM14:00

A Sense of Place: how citizens of the world write about location - Greenwich Book Festival

  • QA075 (Edinburgh Room), Queen Anne Court (map)
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Where we come from, where we live and who we love: there’s no escaping the importance of place and identity in the 21st century. It matters how we talk about them and how we feel about them and there’s no one better placed to explore such questions than writers. This panel will look into what it means to belong, what it means to be a citizen of the world and the fascination of location.

Featuring Paul Scraton (Built on Sand), Deirdre Shanahan (Caravan of the Lost and Left Behind) and Gonzalo C. Garcia (We Are the End).

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Writing Urban Space, with Paul Scraton, Gareth E. Rees, Ashley Hickson-Lovence + Alice Stevenson (Stoke Newington Literary Festival)
Jun
9
5:00 PM17:00

Writing Urban Space, with Paul Scraton, Gareth E. Rees, Ashley Hickson-Lovence + Alice Stevenson (Stoke Newington Literary Festival)

What is the relationship between imaginative writing and the built environment? From William Blake through to Iain Sinclair to Laura Oldfield Ford, literature has constantly sought to engage with, and transform, the urban spaces in which we live. Contemporary writers discuss the ways in which we explore these environments and how we write, imagine, and dream them: Paul Scraton (Built on Sand), Gareth E Rees (Car Park Life, Marshland) and Ashley Hickson-Lovence (The 392).

£4

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Heavy Lifting: How Contemporary Small Publishers are Changing the Face of Publishing (Stoke Newington Literary Festival)
Jun
9
3:00 PM15:00

Heavy Lifting: How Contemporary Small Publishers are Changing the Face of Publishing (Stoke Newington Literary Festival)

Four founders of the UK’s most influential contemporary independent publishers discuss how UK publishing is changing. In 2018, a significant number of major UK literary awards were won by books published by small independent publishers, and writers are increasingly turning to boutique presses for editorial care and publication. Why are smaller publishing houses having such big impact on literary culture, what can we do to make sure they survive and what lies ahead for readers who crave a more diverse and interesting publishing landscape? Featuring Elly Millar from Galley Beggar, Valerie Brandes from Jacaranda, Kit Caless from Influx Press and Crystal Mahey-Morgan of OWN IT!

£4

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Love, Loss and Blueprints: Shiromi Pinto in conversation with Will Wiles (Stoke Newington Literary Festival)
Jun
9
1:00 PM13:00

Love, Loss and Blueprints: Shiromi Pinto in conversation with Will Wiles (Stoke Newington Literary Festival)

Join two novelists writing about the architects, designers and urban planners who design the way we live, interact and enjoy space. Shiromi Pinto is the author of Plastic Emotions (Influx Press) a novel about the life of two architectural greats: the forgotten feminist Minnette de Silva and the infamous Swiss modernist Le Corbusier. Will Wiles is the author of Betty Trask winning Care of Wooden Floors, The Way Inn and the recently published Plume (all 4th Estate). 

£4 ENTRY

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Divided Cities with Bahriye Kemal, Paul Scraton and Gary Budden
May
28
7:30 PM19:30

Divided Cities with Bahriye Kemal, Paul Scraton and Gary Budden

If you know where to look, urban landscapes provoke us to journey through the melting pots of ideas, cultures and histories built into its concrete. Writers Bahriye Kemal, Paul Scraton and Gary Budden share vivid portraits of their cities, from militarised borders, from remembering divided pasts and places more imagined than real.

Prices Range From £3.50 - £6.60

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Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

Book Benefit for the Hackney Homeless

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On March 27th, Burley Fisher and local publisher Influx Press are hosting a book benefit night for Hackney charity North London Action for the Homeless, alongside independent publishers such as Granta, Canongate, Atlantic, Jacaranda, Influx, Peninsula, OWNIT! and Open Pen, with more to be added later.

The event will have local authors Tahmima Anam, Ashley Hickson-Lovence and Wayne Holloway plus a guest spot from Women’s Prize shortlisted novelist Meena Kandasamy reading from their work. 

Books donated from 10 selected publishers will be available for audience to buy for 50% off RRP, beers will be provided by local brewery Five Points, and wine from a local merchants  – with all proceeds going to NLAH.

North London Action for the Homeless has been operating for over 26 years in Hackney, providing free three course meals and support for the homeless, including hair cuts, health checks and clothing. Helena Smith from NLAH said they were “thrilled” to be involved and are looking forward to the event.  

Join us for the evening to buy books, talk to authors and publishers, raise money for and celebrate the work of North London Action for the Homeless. 

Please RSVP to Burley Fisher: rsvp@burleyfisherbooks.com

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Eerie Imaginings
Feb
8
6:30 PM18:30

Eerie Imaginings

Hosted by editor and author Gary Budden with Influx Press, join us for an evening of films, readings and photography exploring the weird and the eerie to celebrate Adam Scovell’s new novel composed around vernacular images, Mothlight. The two are joined by photographer and visual artist Ellen Rogers, and writer and performer Soma Ghosh.

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Bindlestiff Launch @ Burley Fisher
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

Bindlestiff Launch @ Burley Fisher

Join Influx Press and Wayne Holloway to celebrate the launch of Wayne’s debut novel, Bindlestiffhosted by the ever excellent Burley Fisher Bookshop in Hackney.

Bindlestiff is an electric novel, brimming with ideas and energy – exploring the art of storytelling, the Hollywood system, a future America and the struggles of a London adman to sell a screenplay in the City of Angels.

Kick away the January blues in style – come for the book, stay for the drinks, readings and laughter. 

Praise for Bindlestiff:

A devastating vision of what America is becoming, wrapped up in a compelling and compassionate fable of what it is today.
Krishnan Guru-Murthy


Hip, funny and aware, a sharp satire and phantasmagorical romp of almost obscenely impeccable reference.
– Chris Petit, author of Robinson

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Sep
30
4:45 PM16:45

Paul Scraton at Ilkley Lit Fest

Germany’s Baltic coastline is a place of breath-taking beauty, the former Cold War dividing line between East and West and the setting of some of the darkest moments in 20th Century German history. Lancashire born, Berlin-based travel writer Paul Scraton blends travelogue, history, family memory and fiction in an unsettling, moving mythology of this place and its people.

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http://www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk/events/46-ghosts-on-the-shore-paul-scraton

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How The Light Gets In Launch at Burley Fisher
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

How The Light Gets In Launch at Burley Fisher

Join us at the ever magnificent Burley Fisher bookshop in east London for the launch of Clare Fisher's new, incredible short story collection, How The Light Gets In

There will be some guest authors reading (tbc but of top quality, naturally) and a chance to hear Clare read from her work, which is a great experience in itself,. Then you can buy the book and have some drinks. 

Francis Spufford said of Clare's work: "If fiction was a language, Clare Fisher would be one of its native speakers". 

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Narrating London with Eley Williams, Kit Caless and Gary Budden
Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

Narrating London with Eley Williams, Kit Caless and Gary Budden

Join editors Kit Caless and Gary Budden along with author Eley Williams in a special discussion about London writing. How do we find new ways of writing about the capital? How do we step away from the shadow of all those great books that have come before us?

Book tickets here: http://www.bishopsgate.org.uk/event/988/Narrating-London

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Journeys through Memory, Belfast - Marcel Krueger & Paul Scraton
Nov
23
6:00 PM18:00

Journeys through Memory, Belfast - Marcel Krueger & Paul Scraton

Join Marcel Krueger (Babushka’s Journey) and Paul Scraton (Ghosts on the Shore) at The Winding Stair as they talk about their travels through central and eastern Europe, give readings from their books and discuss their related themes, from family memory to how we tell the stories of the past.
 

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Journeys through Memory, Dublin - Marcel Krueger & Paul Scraton
Nov
21
6:00 PM18:00

Journeys through Memory, Dublin - Marcel Krueger & Paul Scraton

Join Marcel Krueger (Babushka’s Journey) and Paul Scraton (Ghosts on the Shore) at The Winding Stair as they talk about their travels through central and eastern Europe, give readings from their books and discuss their related themes, from family memory to how we tell the stories of the past.

More info here.
 

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