COME BY AND ENJOY SOME WINE, SOME POETRY, SOME POETRY BOOK BROWSING/ BUYING. 201 PORTOBELLO ROAD, NOTTING HILL, LONDON, JULY 1-7 2013....
HERE ARE THE COOL EVENTS (POP UP TEN MINUTE READINGS)...
Monday 1st July
Evening: 7 pm-8 pm: Eyewear party, with reading by Mark Ford
Tuesday 2nd July
Day readers: 2.30 pm, Leah Fritz; 3.30 pm, Kimberly Campanello; 4 pm, Christopher Reid; 4.30 pm, Astrid Alben
Wednesday 3rd July
Day readers: 1.30 pm, Tim Dooley; 2.30 Tim Wells; 3 pm, Fiona Curran; 3 pm Andrew Motion; 4 pm, Sandeep Parmar & James Byrne
Evening: Flipped Eye event:
6 pm: Sarah Westcott – runner up in the first Venture Award, reading from her new pamphlet Inklings for followed by Q&A/signing.
6.45pm Introducing The mouthmark Book of Poetry – a hardback anthology of all the single-author pamphlets produced under the mouthmark series, including Jacob Sam-La Rose’s Communion, Denise Saul’s White Narcissi, Inua Ellams’ 13 Fairy Negro Tales and Warsan Shire’s Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth
Thursday 4th July
Day readers: 3.30 pm, Anthony Howell; 5 pm, Harry Man; 5.30 pm, Michael Horovitz and friend
Evening: 6.30 pm, Laura Del Rivo and Cathi Unsworth
Laura Del Rivo has been living in the Portobello Road area for over fifty years. She still runs a market stall. In 2011 Five Leaves reissued her debut novel, The Furnished Room (1961; filmed by Michael Winner in 1963 as West 11): ‘an evocative taste of black-coffee blues ... a perfect encapsulation of that shady, shifting Ladbroke Grove on the cusp of profound social change’ (Guardian). She has a story in the new Salt anthology of Best British Short Stories 2013, and a new collection will be published by Holland Park Press this year.
Cathi Unsworth is also a local author. Her novels include Bad Penny Blues, an exploration of the unsolved ‘Jack the Stripper’ murders of eight working girls in along the Thames in the1960s, The Not Knowing and The Singer (‘Cathi Unsworth has written the Great Punk Novel’ – David Peace). Her most recent novel, The Weirdo, was published in paperback in June. In the book of essays on London Fictions (Five Leaves, 2013) she writes on Lynne Reid Banks’s The L-Shaped Room (1960).
Friday 5th July
Day readers: 1 pm; Tamar Yoseloff ; 1.30 pm, John Greening; 3.30 pm, Steven Fowler; 4 pm, Michael Horovitz