Date: Tuesday, 03 November 2009
Time: 19:00 - 23:00
Location: The Good Ship, Kilburn
Hi there crazy cats - here's wordPLAY 3rd November illustriousness, back after a long, dark wordPLAYless autumn month to give you your much-needed injection of cultural craic...
Your literary line-up this month:
Tim Key http://www.timkey.co.uk/ - a poet so funny that he won the Edinburgh Comedy Award 2009 for his show The Slutcracker, which "attracted a strong cult following for its whimsically surreal mix of poetry, music and mock-philosopical observations on life" according to The Guardian. Made Hazel actually pee herself with laughter at 'Homework' spoken word night, Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, live on Newsnight...
Bernardine Evaristo http://www.bevaristo.net/ - Bernardine Evaristo's first fully-prose novel Blonde Roots was published by Penguin UK in August 2008. (USA 2009)It's a slavery story with a difference: Africans enslave Europeans over a four hundred year period. The protagonist is a white woman from Europa who lives out her adult life as a slave in the New World. Her verse novel Lara will be published by Bloodaxe Books, October 2009.
Nancy Clarik http://www.facebook.com/people/Nancy-Clarik/509141598 - wordPLAY deputy host spits her lyrical witticisms on popular culture and beyond
Agnes Lehoczky http://www.inpressbooks.co.uk/agnes_lehoczky_f02025.aspx - bilingual poet Agnes reads her beautiful verse, including work from her collection Budapest to Babel
Ola Rhodes http://olarhodes.wordpress.com/about/ - unpredictable stories with bite and sass are this gal's speciality
Jessica Patient http://www.writerslittlehelper.blogspot.com/ - this prose writer has had short stories published in 3:AM, The Beat, Pgymy Giant and Sleepy Orange. She won the Worldskills Gold Award in Creative Writing in 2008.
With music from the beautiful voice and guitar of Hannah Tuson, back by popular demand... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc1BzbFW3_I
plus the random erratic musings and mutterings of your host Rebecca Fenton http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yVAi6Yd_hA
plus - Raffle-Lit...when we find some goddamn prizes...never fear...
Entry: £4.50 / £3.50 concessions
Doors: 7pm for 8pm start