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Spoken Word

(Mostly) Mondays 7pm Hall One

Start your week with lively discussion, lectures and readings in a wide range of genres including poetry, journalism, fiction, drama and politics.

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Hall Two

Barry Eichengreen – Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses and Misuses of History

Monday, 2 February 2015 - 7:00pm /

Berkeley professor of Economics Barry Eichengreen talks about his book, Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses – and Misuses – of History. He argues that the lessons of the past may have been applied too literally and that a wiser response will be needed if a third great financial crisis is to be avoided.

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Hall Two

Poetry London: Spring 2015 Launch Reading

Thursday, 5 February 2015 - 7:00pm /

Poetry London launches its Spring 2015 issue with readings from Annie Freud, Sam Riviere, Matthew Gregory and Fiona Sze-Lorrain, plus a special transatlantic reading from Matthew Dickman. The evening will be hosted by the magazine’s Poetry Editor, Ahren Warner.

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Hall One

Poet in the City – Eros: The poetry of sex

Monday, 9 February 2015 - 7:00pm /

Poet in the City presents a unique celebration of the relationship between poetry and sex. Drawing on the evocative writings of authors and poets from John Donne to Anaïs Nin, to EE Cummings and beyond, this event will explore how poetry charts and challenges our evolving relationship with sex and each other.

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Hall One

Norman Doidge MD: The Brain's Way of Healing

Monday, 16 February 2015 - 7:00pm /

In his first book, the New York Times Bestseller 'The Brain That Changes Itself', Norman Doidge introduced readers to the discovery that the brain can change its own structure and function in response to mental experience. Now, his revolutionary new book, 'The Brain’s Way of Healing', shows how the process of neuroplastic healing really works.

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Kings Place

Pop up Poetry: Will Burns & Malene Engelund

Friday, 20 February 2015 - 6:30pm /

Poet in the City presents the first in a series of pre-concert pop up poetry events. Taking its inspiration from the evening’s music, these free events will showcase vibrant new poetry and provide a fresh take on everything from storytelling to stand up. A brand new way to experience poetry and music, and a fantastic start to your evening at Kings Place.

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Hall Two

Colonising England: A Trio of Black British Memoirs

Monday, 9 March 2015 - 7:00pm /

Literary cabaret, Speaky Spokey, presents a trio of Black British memoirs mining the forbidding 1970s.

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Hall Two

Jill Leovy – Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America

Monday, 16 March 2015 - 7:00pm /

Jill Leovy, an award-winning reporter for the LA Times, talks to Ekow Eshun about the great plague of homicide in America: one young black man slaying another, based on her experience of almost ten years embedded within the LAPD.

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Hall Two

John Hegley: New & Selected Potatoes

Thursday, 19 March 2015 - 8:00pm /

The UK’s favourite performance poet, comedian and musician hits the road, mandolin in hand, with a performance of pieces new and older, sung, spoken and awoken with dance: meditations upon family, celery and happier Daleks.

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Hall Two

Poet in the City – Less is More: Poetry, Minimalism & Music

Monday, 23 March 2015 - 7:00pm /

Poet in the City, in collaboration with Aurora Orchestra, presents an event exploring the poetry and music of Minimalism. Presenting poetry and live chamber music in a unique conversation, this special event will explore the way art absorbed and interpreted this striking form.

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Hall Two

Patrick Gale in conversation with Zeb Soanes

Monday, 30 March 2015 - 7:00pm /

Patrick Gale, the author of Notes from an Exhibition talks about his new personal Edwardian novel based on a true story in his own family history.

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