Book Slam – July

Art & Culture

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July sees Book Slam team up with Winning Words, the official Olympic poetry people, for their end of term sports day celebrating all the best of British literary athleticism – the pluck, the despair, the gallows humour …

Guests include acclaimed writer, comedian and house captain, Mark Watson, reading from his new novel, 'The Knot', Guardian columnist and literary critic Nicholas Lezard celebrating the impending publication of 'The Nolympics', a Londoner's attempt to cope with his home city suddenly being overrun by people in branded shorts, and one of the five official Olympic poets, Caroline Bird, arguably (well … we're arguing it) the Usain Bolt of contemporary poetry (all those triumphs and still only 25).

With music from the truly startling talent that is Mahalia and another of our Olympic heroes, Lemn Sissay, on hosting duties, it's going to be some serious egg and spoon …

Date: Thursday 19th July 2012
Venue: The Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square, London, W11 2AY
Time: 18:30
Tickets: £6 advanced / £8 otd.

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