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

March

Saturday, September 17–Thursday, April 6; Wednesday–Sunday, 12 noon–11 pm

Leonora Carrington — The Viktor Wynd Collection
The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History, 11 Mare Street, Dalston E84RP

Thursday, January 26–Sunday, March 26, Wednesday–Sunday, 12 noon–6 pm or by appointment

Jamie Crewe: Female Executioner
Gasworks, 155 Vauxhall Street SE11 5RH

Thursday, March 2–May; Thursday–Saturday, 12 noon–6 pm

Bookmare Project 2: of average sunlight: curated by Finlay Taylor and Susan Johanknecht, including books by Katherine Meynell, Les Bicknell, Colin Sackett, Kate Scrivener, Redell Olsen, Drew Milne, Mary Somerville with KM & SJ
a millimetre02 event at Kingsgate Project Space, 110–116 Kingsgate Road NW6 2JG

Tuesday, March 28, 6–8 pm

Pierre Guyotat — Opening
Cabinet at Cabinet Gallery, 132 Tyers Street' Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens SE11 5HS

Tuesday, March 28, 7 for 7.30 pm

para·text issue 3 launch party: Eleanor Chandler, Amy Evans, Jazmine Linklater and Matthew Welton (more tbc) @paratextual
Iklectik, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, Waterloo SE1 7LG
£2 donation, all welcome

Wednesday, March 29, 6–8 pm

Joshua Davies: Contemporary Medieval Poetry
Contemporary Innovative Poetry Research Seminar, Senate House, South Block, Malet Street WC1E 7HU
all welcome; wine provided

Wednesday, March 29–Saturday, April 22; Wednesday–Saturday, 12 noon–6 pm

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

Thursday, March 30, 8 pm

Lit Cafe: Elaine Feinstein: ing, and talking to Fiona Sampson
Lit Café, JW3, 341–351 Finchley Road, West Hampstead NW3 6ET
£10; book online

April

Saturday, April 1, 2–9-30 pm

The English PEN Modern Literature Festival 2017: 2–3.30 pm Luke Kennard–Raif Badawi, Nisha Ramayya–Aseem Trivedi, Susie Campbell–Tsering Woeser, Lavinia Singer–Zhu Yufu, SJ Fowler–Waleed Abu Al Khair, Mischa Foster Poole–Alaa Abd El Fattah, Chloe Spicer–Dina Meza, Kate Wakeling–Nurmuhemmet Yasin, Denise Riley–Necmiye Alpay; 4–5.30 Hannah Silva–Narges Mohammadi, Rebecca Tamas–Ashraf Fayadh, matt martin–Amanuel Asrat, John Hall–Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace, Carol Watts–Asli Erdogan, Tom Jenks–Nabeel Rajab, Peter Philpott–Dawit Isaak, Camilla Nelson–Dareen Tatour, Rod Mengham–Mahvash Sabet, Zoë Skoulding–Sanjuana Martinez Montemayor; 7.30–9.30 Sasha Dugdale–Ahmet and Mehmet Altan, Simon Pomery–Nguyen Van Dai, Sandeep Parmar–Lydia Cacho, Nathan Jones–Zunar, Jeremy Noel-Todd–Nelson Aguilera, Chrissy Williams–The Al-Khawaja family, Tony White–Ahmed Naji, Larry Lynch–Oleg Sentsov, Matthew Welton–Tutul, Elizabeth-Jane Burnett–Liu Xia, Vahni Capildeo–The Douma 4
English PEN at Venue One, Rich Mix, 35–47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
free, but signing up for English PEN membership appreciated

Wednesday, April 5, 6–8 pm

Canto 33
London Cantos Reading Group, Room 243, Senate House, Malet Street WC1E 7HU
all welcome, hand-outs and wine will be provided

Wednesday, April 5, 6.30 for 7–8 pm

An audience with Meg Jensen and Stephen Fowler
Room 0001, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University London, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
free, all are welcome

Wednesday, April 5, 7–9 pm

Book launch: Attrib. and other stories by Eley Williams, reading & in conversation with Joanna Walsh
Influx Press at Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road, Haggerston E8 4AA

Wednesday, April 5, 8 pm

The Haiku Moment: Kate B Hall, Sue Schaer, Andrew Schimield, Diana Webb and Mark Gilfillan + Q&A
British Haiku Society at Poetry Library, Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road SE1 8XX
free but email specialedition@poetrylibrary.org.uk to reserve your place

Thursday, April 6, 6–11 pm

Leonora Carrington's 100th Birthday Party & Book Launch
The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History, 11 Mare Street, Dalston E84RP
RSVP on Facebook

Thursday, April 6, 7–9 pm

Lyric in the Archive, Poetry at the Magistrate's Court: Victoria Bean and Richard Price
Knowledge Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Road, Kings Cross NW1 2DB
£8; concessions £5/£6

Saturday, April 8, 4–6 pm workshop

Writers Forum Workshop – New Series, featured poet Peter Philpott reading & in Q&A
The Barley Mow, 127 Curtain Road, Shoreditch EC2A 3BX

Monday, April 10, 6.30 pm

Expanded Translation : Vahni Capildeo and Michael Zand read and discuss ideas around expanded translation
Poetry Library, Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road SE1 8XX
free but email specialedition@poetrylibrary.org.uk to reserve your place

Tuesday, April 11, 7.30 pm

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

Wednesday, April 19, 6.50–9 pm

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