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David Mcalmont. Photo: Richard Sandell
7:30 pm
Mon 26 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 26 Nov 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
Party with Polari at the beloved LGBTQ+ literary salon’s 11th birthday, with David McAlmont
Party with Polari at the beloved LGBTQ+ literary salon’s 11th birthday, with David McAlmont
Julia Donaldson headshot
11:00 am
Sun 02 Dec 2018
11:00 am | Sun 02 Dec 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Don’t miss the ultimate festive sing-along for families, with songs, stories, and live drawing
Don’t miss the ultimate festive sing-along for families, with songs, stories, and live drawing
Becoming: An Evening with Michelle Obama, Former First Lady of the United States
7:30 pm
Mon 03 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 03 Dec 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Southbank Centre and Penguin Live present Michelle Obama in conversation about her new memoir
Southbank Centre and Penguin Live present Michelle Obama in conversation about her new memoir
Valts Ernstreits, poet

Free

Free

8:00 pm
Wed 05 Dec 2018
8:00 pm | Wed 05 Dec 2018
Literature
Poetry
Consider how poetry can preserve language and culture at a reading and Q&A session
Consider how poetry can preserve language and culture at a reading and Q&A session

Free

Free

Various times
3 Dec 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
Various times | 3 Dec 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
Literature
Poetry
Discuss the ten poetry books shortlisted for this year’s prestigious TS Eliot Prize
Discuss the ten poetry books shortlisted for this year’s prestigious TS Eliot Prize
Roxane Gay headshot
7:30 pm
Mon 10 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 10 Dec 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
The critic and author takes the stage to discuss today's culture with her keen and humorous candour
The critic and author takes the stage to discuss today's culture with her keen and humorous...
Barbara Brownskirt, poet
7:30 pm
Mon 10 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 10 Dec 2018
Literature
Poetry
Have yourself a very merry Polari with a festive literary rampage featuring Barbara Brownskirt
Have yourself a very merry Polari with a festive literary rampage featuring Barbara Brownskirt

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Mon 17 Dec 2018
5:30 pm | Mon 17 Dec 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Getting home means something different in the winter chill
Getting home means something different in the winter chill

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sun 30 Dec 2018
12:00 pm | Sun 30 Dec 2018
Literature
Performance & Dance
Put 2018 to bed at a comedy and creative writing workshop for the whole family
Put 2018 to bed at a comedy and creative writing workshop for the whole family
Headshot of  Jeremy Noel-Tod
2:00 pm
Sun 13 Jan 2019
2:00 pm | Sun 13 Jan 2019
Literature
Poetry
On the day of the TS Eliot Prize Readings, the poetry critic assesses this year's shortlist
On the day of the TS Eliot Prize Readings, the poetry critic assesses this year's shortlist
Portrait of Poet, TS Eliot
7:00 pm
Sun 13 Jan 2019
7:00 pm | Sun 13 Jan 2019
Literature
Poetry
On the eve of the TS Eliot Prize, hear the shortlisted poets reading from their own work
On the eve of the TS Eliot Prize, hear the shortlisted poets reading from their own work
Rachel Long
7:00 pm
Mon 14 Jan 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 14 Jan 2019
Literature
Poetry
Harness your dreams in a six-week poetry course for women
Harness your dreams in a six-week poetry course for women
Painted puppet for Rug Rhymes

Free

Free

Various times
18 Jan 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
Various times | 18 Jan 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
Literature
Poetry
A short session of nursery rhymes and poems for under-5s and their carers
A short session of nursery rhymes and poems for under-5s and their carers
Irenosen Okojie, writer
7:00 pm
Mon 21 Jan 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 21 Jan 2019
Literature
Writers
Incisive, mysterious, surprising: the short story form is addictive to writers
Incisive, mysterious, surprising: the short story form is addictive to writers
 Julie Cohen holding an umbrella in a cemetery
7:30 pm
Mon 28 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 28 Jan 2019
Literature
Poetry
Popular author Julie Cohen headlines the beloved LGBTQ+ literary salon in its first showcase of 2019
Popular author Julie Cohen headlines the beloved LGBTQ+ literary salon in its first showcase of 2019
Leïla Slimani, writer
7:15 pm
Mon 04 Feb 2019
7:15 pm | Mon 04 Feb 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
See the author of Lullaby in an exclusive UK appearance before the publication of her new book
See the author of Lullaby in an exclusive UK appearance before the publication of her new book
Julie Fowlis
7:30 pm
Tue 12 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 12 Feb 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Seek nature’s enchantments in an evening of art and music from eight leading folk musicians
Seek nature’s enchantments in an evening of art and music from eight leading folk musicians
VG Lee, author
7:30 pm
Fri 15 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 15 Feb 2019
Literature
Poetry
VG Lee headlines as Polari marks LGBTQ+ History Month with mayhem and sparkle
VG Lee headlines as Polari marks LGBTQ+ History Month with mayhem and sparkle
Man Booker 50 headshots
7:30 pm
Mon 25 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 25 Feb 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
The Man Booker winning author launches the first novel in his Dark Star trilogy
The Man Booker winning author launches the first novel in his Dark Star trilogy
Performer at National Poetry Library Lates
7:00 pm
Wed 27 Feb 2019
7:00 pm | Wed 27 Feb 2019
Literature
Poetry
Our new series of poetry salons begins, with poets Hannah Lowe and MacGillivray
Our new series of poetry salons begins, with poets Hannah Lowe and MacGillivray
Max Porter, author
7:30 pm
Thu 28 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 28 Feb 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
A world-exclusive reading of the author's follow-up to Grief Is the Thing with Feathers
A world-exclusive reading of the author's follow-up to Grief Is the Thing with Feathers
Dame Diana Rigg, actress
7:30 pm
Sat 09 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 09 Mar 2019
Literature
Writers
From The Avengers’ Emma Peel to Lady Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones - meet Diana Rigg
From The Avengers’ Emma Peel to Lady Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones - meet Diana Rigg
Angie Thomas, author
7:00 pm
Tue 12 Mar 2019
7:00 pm | Tue 12 Mar 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
The bestselling author of The Hate U Give presents her second novel, On the Come Up
The bestselling author of The Hate U Give presents her second novel, On the Come Up
Night photo of  Simpang Semanggi, Jakarta

Free

Free

8:00 pm
Thu 14 Mar 2019
8:00 pm | Thu 14 Mar 2019
Literature
Poetry
Venture beyond the pantun with this line-up of celebrated Indonesian poets
Venture beyond the pantun with this line-up of celebrated Indonesian poets
Valeria Luiselli, author
7:30 pm
Tue 19 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 19 Mar 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Lose yourself in the powerful new novel by the award-winning author of The Story of My Teeth
Lose yourself in the powerful new novel by the award-winning author of The Story of My Teeth

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