The brilliant Free Verse Fair returns on 7th September. if p then q has a table and reading slot in the evening featuring Tom Jenks and David Berridge both launching their latest books. Many great publishers and books, see below and at the LINK
All readings are free to attend.
They start in the day, at the Book Fair itself at Conway Hall, and will then go on into the evening at the nearby pub The Square Pig and Pen.
at Conway Hall (WC1R 4RL), 10.30am-5pm
10.30 Picador Lorraine Mariner, whose first collection Furniture was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize.
11.00 Knives, Forks & Spoons and West House Books Geraldine Monk, Alan Halsey, Paul Sutton and Mark Burnhope reading from recent work published by KFS and West House Books.
11.30 Veer Books Ollie Evans, Drew Milne and David Ashford reading from recent Veer publications.
12.00 Reality Street Peter Hughes launches his Reality Street collection Allotment Architecture.
12.30 Valley Press Matthew Hedley Stoppard, Jo Brandon and VP publisher Jamie McGarry present readings from their own works, and highlights from the Yorkshire-based publisher’s five-year poetic backlist.
13.00 Cultured Llama Maggie Harris, Gordon Meade, Bethany W Pope and Hilda Sheehan showcasing their recent books, introduced by Maria C. McCarthy
13.30 Shearsman Books Launch for 2013 Chapbook Series.
14.00 Flarestack Poets Nichola Deane reading from her pamphlet My Moriarty, a winner in the 2012 Flarestack competition and a PBS pamphlet choice.
14.30 Five Leaves Press Contemporary Yorkshire Poetry: Ian Parks introduces and reads from the recent anthology Versions of the North.
15.00 Eyewear Publishing Caleb Klaces reading from his collection Bottled Air, winner of Eyewear’s Melita Hume Prize in 2012.
15.30 Ward Wood New Poets Showcase featuring poets published in Bedford Square 6: New Writing from the Royal Holloway Creative Writing Programme taught by Andrew Motion and Jo Shapcott: readings from Judi Sutherland, Caroline Squire, Lavinia Singer and Sara Nesbitt.
16.00 Mulfran Press Helen Lovelock-Burke reading new work, and Jenny Lewis reading English translations of Arabic poetry by Adnan al-Sayegh from Now as Then: Mesopotamia~Iraq. 16.30 New Departures/Poetry Olympics Performers include singer-songwriter Vanessa Vie, and editor-poets Adam and Michael Horovitz – who will be performing from Adam’s Turning (Headland Publications), and Michael’s three recent Jazz Poetry SuperJam recordings (Gearbox Records).
at The Square Pig & Pen (WC1V 6NX), 6pm-9pm 18.00 Arc Publications Christopher James reading from his second collection Farewell to the Earth, and Astrid Alben, Anglo-Dutch poet reading from her first collection Ai Ai Pianissimo!
18.30 Seren Books Will include Marianne Burton reading from her debut She Inserts the Key.
19.00 Nine Arches Press Chris McCabe and Jeremy Reed reading from their recent psychogeographic collaboration about London Whitehall Jackals.
19.30 if p then q Tom Jenks reading from Items and David Berridge reading from Bring the Thing.
20.00 Egg Box Poets from the Stop/Sharpening/Your/Knives 5 anthology introduced by Jack Underwood.
20.30 Burning Eye Books Bang Said The Gun presents Dan Cockrill, Martin Galton, Peter Hayhoe and Salena Godden.