Literary Scene in London
In a special edition of Open Book, Mariella Frostrup discusses the rise of live literary events with writers Damian Barr, Evie Wyld and Joe Dunthorne before a live audience in London.
Over the past few years there's been a renaissance on live literary events from Literary Death Matches to scratch nights, Bookslams to Bookjams, salons to flash fiction nights. Mariella Frostrup will be finding out what they all are, what they mean for authors and book-lovers, and whether live literary nights really are the new rock'n'roll.
Brixton Bookjam takes place quarterly on the first Monday of the month at the Hootenanny pub in Brixton. Tickets are free.
The Peirene Salon takes place roughly quarterly at a private home in Highgate. Tickets cost £20.
Homework takes place monthly at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. Tickets cost £8.
Literary Death Match takes place regularly at venues across the world. Tickets cost £8.
Damian Barr’s Literary Salon takes place roughly quarterly at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. Tickets cost £10.
See below for links to each event's homepage, and a gallery of images.
|Interviewed Guest||Damian Barr|
|Interviewed Guest||Evie Wyld|
|Interviewed Guest||Joe Dunthorne|