A toasty winter with events, everyone is free to attend. Eight events, over a hundred artists and poets, I’m un lucky ducke.
October 10th - Illuminations V : Ingeborg Bachmann at Austrian Cultural Forum / London, UK
Some brilliant folk coming to London to celebrate the great Bachmann including Dutch violinist Diamanda Dramm, Austrian fiction writer Ana Schnabl and German poet Anne Seidel.
October 13th - European Poetry Festival : Camarade at Rich Mix
A huge energising celebration of the potential of collaboration and what’s happening in European Poetry right now. Will be memorable, these Euro Camarade’s are always epic.
October 18th - Writers’ Centre Kingston at Kingston Uni : an event on Destroying
An unusually pointed theme for a WCK event, Iranian Canadian writerpoet Ghazal Mosadeq joins artists Cohen & Van Balen is exploring destruction.
November 8th - Writers’ Centre Kingston at Kingston Uni : an event on Purpose
The brilliant Joe Dunthorne comes to Kingston Uni in an event surrounded by the notion of Purpose, alongside uni speakers Éadaoin Agnew and Matthew Cunningham.
November 10th - Poem Brut at Rich Mix
The last Poem Brut of the year and a massive one, with artistpoets travelling from America, across Europe and across the UK to present new commissions in the Brut vein. Will be an intense night at Rich Mix.
November 23rd - European Poetry Festival : Babelsprech
New multi-lingual or anti-lingual poems presented in short bursts from European poets living in the UK at the intimate, historically powerful Torriano in Kentish Town.
November 24th - Kingston Camarade - Writers' Centre Kingston at Rich Mix
An experiment for the Camarade collaboration format, with staff, alum and students of Kingston Uni coming together to present new works for the night.
November 25th - Prose Poem Poetics at Torriano Reading House
Exploring the prose poem will over a dozen poets again at the wonderful Torriano. This will be the launch for my new book too, my selected essays entitled It Won’t Go Well.