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Words On Monday

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. We also hold occasional spoken word events on Wednesday evenings.  

"The first London arts venue to get the atmosphere just right."
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Hall One

Shelf Help: Sebastian Faulks

Monday, 27 October 2014 - 7:00pm /

Revisiting his novel Human Traces, the story of two psychiatrists at the beginning of the twentieth century, Sebastian Faulks explores the question of what kind of beings men and women really are.

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Hall Two

The Disappearing Poet: Arthur Rimbaud & Rosemary Tonks

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 - 7:00pm /

Combining great literature with all the mystery of a Whodunit, this event will explore the creativity and psychology of these two creative souls, and will ask why two such great poets chose to disappear...

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Hall One

Motion Blur: A Night of Talks at the Intersection of Cycling and Photography

Monday, 3 November 2014 - 7:00pm /

Join us for an evening of illustrated stories and compelling examples of where the worlds of cycling and photography collide.

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Hall Two

Boualem Sansal: 'Harraga' Book Launch

Thursday, 6 November 2014 - 7:00pm /

Boualem Sansal, the acclaimed the author of An Unfinished Business, comes from Algeria to talk about his new book translated by Frank Wynne, a powerful, often funny and ultimately extremely moving novel, Harraga.

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Hall Two

Wendy Cope: Life, Love and the Archers – BOOK LAUNCH

Monday, 10 November 2014 - 7:00pm /

With her sharp eye for human foibles and unfailing sense of humour, Wendy Cope has long been one of the nation's best-loved poets. Today marks the publication of a prose collection of a lifetime of published and unpublished work.

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St Pancras Room

Adélia Prado and Thomas Lux: Poetry from the Americas

Monday, 10 November 2014 - 7:00pm /

Poet in the City, in collaboration with The Poetry Trust, presents the debut London reading from two of the greatest poetic voices from Brazil and the USA. This is a unique opportunity to hear these wonderful, rarely seen poets in an intimate and one-off London reading.

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Hall One

Wallace Stevens: Ali Smith and Sarah Churchwell

Monday, 17 November 2014 - 7:00pm /

Poet in the City presents Wallace Stevens; poet, insurance broker, philosopher of the imagination. In this special event, hear live readings of classics like The Emperor of Ice Cream and Anecdote of the Jar, in celebration of the man critic Harold Bloom called 'the best and most representative American poet of our time'.

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Hall Two

Steve Richards Presents Rock 'n' Roll Politics III

Monday, 24 November 2014 - 7:00pm /

The closest general election for decades moves into view. What is in the nervy minds of Cameron, Miliband and Clegg as they prepare for their make or break appointment with the electorate? One will win. Perhaps two will be forced to resign. But which two? How will the media report the campaign?

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Hall One

The Purpose of the Arts Today: Raymond Tallis and Julian Spalding

Monday, 1 December 2014 - 7:00pm /

Since the time of the Ancient Greeks, philosophers have pondered on the nature and purpose of the arts, but artists have gone on making them and audiences enjoying them – or not – regardless of these musings.

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Hall Two

The Best of Poetry London

Monday, 1 December 2014 - 7:00pm /

The Best of Poetry London, published by Carcanet, is a selection of the very best poems, reviews and features to mark the 25th anniversary of its publication. Please join us for a celebratory Launch Event and Fundraiser for Poetry London with readings from distinguished contributors to the anthology.

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