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82 Gower Street, London, WC1E 6EQ
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Afua Hirsch In Conversation With Sharmaine Lovegrove: Race, Identity And Belonging

Join writer, broadcaster and former Guardian journalist Afua Hirsh in conversation with Dialogue Books publisher Sharmaine Lovegrove as they discuss national identity and racial bias in today’s Britain. Afua Hirsch ’s ***Brit(ish)*** is a personal and provocative exploration of British identity, the everyday racism…

Wed 18 Apr

£8/£6 (students) / 020 7636 1577

Bitch Lit Book Club: Abandon By Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay

BITCH LIT is a monthly book club devoted to new feminist writing and cult classics by women. Join us for endless wine, cheese and irreverent, *fun * discussion led by literary critic Lucy Scholes and Gower Street's Elizabeth Morris. On March 1st we will be discussing ***Abandon***by controversial Indian writer Sangeeta…

Thu 1 Mar

£8/£6 (students) / 020 7636 1577

The Blake Society Presents: Divine Madness - The Visions Of William Blake

Composer Graham Treacher will be joined by leading Blake Scholar Jason Whittaker (Head of English and Journalism at the University of Lincoln) to unpick Blake’s visionary texts Milton and Jerusalem and the process through which Treacher has translated these into music. The evening will include a screening of the new…

Wed 21 Feb

£6 / 020 7636 1577

The Extra Woman: Joanna Scutts In Conversation With Lucy Scholes

Join author Joanna Scutt s in conversation with critic and Bitch Lit host Lucy Scholes *as she discusses ***The Extra Woman: How Marjorie Hillis Led a Generation of Women to Live Alone and Like It***. In her exhilarating book, Scutts details the remarkable life and work of * Marjorie Hillis, a New Yorker living and…

Thu 15 Mar

£8/£6 (students) / 020 7636 1577

Forgotten Fiction Book Club: Frenemies

Forgotten Fiction is a monthly bookclub where we travel back in time to rediscover 'lost' literary gems of the 20th Century. Each session is curated around a specific theme and features two books *carefully chosen to provide the basis for our discussion. You can choose to read one/both/neither of the books OR you can…

Wed 21 Feb

£8/6 (students) / 020 7636 1577

Forgotten Women: The Scientists With Zing Tsjeng, Roma Agrawal And Angela Saini

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we are delighted to be hosting ‘The Scientists’ – a panel led by UK Broadly editor and author of the ***Forgotten Women ***series, Zing Tsjeng. She will be joined by two outstanding women of science: Roma Agrawal – the structural engineer behind the shard and author of…

Tue 6 Mar

£8/£6 (students) / 020 7636 1577

The Growth Delusion With David Pilling And Pankaj Mishra

Our economic policies are geared relentlessly towards increasing our standard measure of growth, Gross Domestic Product. By why are we living in such fractured times, with global populism on the rise and wealth inequality as stark as ever? Join David Pilling, prize-winning journalist and author of ***The Growth…

Tue 13 Mar

£6 (standard) / 020 7636 1577

Imogen Hermes Gowar In Conversation With Alex Peake Tomkinson: An Evening Of Historical Romps

From the brothels and coffee houses to drawing rooms, join the debut author of one ****of 2018’s most hotly anticipated historical novels, ***The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock ***for an evening in 1780s London. Over a glass of wine, Imogen Hermes Gowar will be speaking to critic, journalist and bookseller * Alex…

Mon 5 Mar

£8/6 (students) / 020 7636 1577

Kamila Shamsie And Penelope Lively Present Penguin Women Writers

*Penguin Women Writers * celebrates the centenary of women getting the vote in Britain. Curated by two of the UK’s most acclaimed female writers – *Penelope Lively * and *Kamila Shamsie * – this project features four forgotten classics by female authors: Mary McCarthy’s Birds of America, Meatless Days by Sara Suleri…

Mon 26 Feb

£6 (standard) / 020 7636 1577

My Body, My Life Presents Bump & Grind Theatre

*Waterstones Gower Street and ‘My Body My Life’ - a new exhibition challenging abortion stigma, on display in the gallery from 24th February to 3rd March – are delighted to welcome Bump font-family: 'Cambria','serif'; font-size: 12pt; mso-ascii-theme-font: major-latin; mso-hansi-theme-font: major-latin;…

Tue 27 Feb

Free / 020 7636 1577

Nadja Spiegelman And Alba Arikha: Trauma, Womanhood And Memoir

Join acclaimed writers Nadja Spiegelman *and * Alba Arikha as they speak to critic Lucy Scholes about their memoirs ***I’m Supposed to Protect You From This*** and ***Major/Minor***, exploring themes of memoir-writing, art, * family, * intergenerational womanhood and the long shadow of the holocaust. Nadja and Alba…

Tue 20 Mar

£8/6 (students) / 020 7636 1577

New Uzbek Fiction: Hamid Ismailov In Conversation With Anna Aslanyan

Hamid Ismailov is an Uzbek journalist and writer who was forced to flee Uzbekistan in 1992 due to what the state dubbed ‘unacceptable democratic tendencies’. A writer whose works are banned in his home-country, he is the author of numerous books including acclaimed Russian-language novels, The Dead Lake, The Railway *and…

Wed 14 Mar

£8/£6 (students) / 020 7636 1577

Reading And Resistance: James Miller, Tony White And Jeremy Gavron In Conversation With Max Liu

Following a year of passionate debate at 2017’s United States of Resistance salons, we’re delighted to launch Reading and Resistance – a new series of salons at which writers and readers will discuss the relationship between literature and politics in the work of authors from all over the world. On March 7, James…

Wed 7 Mar

£6 / 020 7636 1577

The Reading Cure: How Books Restored My Appetite With Laura Freeman

Join us on March 27th for a delicious and inspiring evening as journalist and author, Laura Freeman *as she speaks to critic * Lucy Scholes *about her new bibliomemoir, ***The Reading Cure: How Books Restored my Appetite***, and * the curative power of reading. ***The Reading Cure ***recounts how Laura, diagnosed with…

Tue 27 Mar

£8/£6 (students) / 020 7636 1577

Sci Fi Sessions: Zoe Gilbert And James Brogden

Join us for March's instalment of Sci Fi Sessions, exploring new novels giving modern twists to folktales and local legends. Z****oe Gilbert, winner of the 2014 Costa Short Story Prize, will be discussing her debut novel ***Folk***. Set on the island of Neverness, where the air hangs rich with the coconut-scent of…

Mon 19 Mar

£8/£6 (students) / 020 7636 1577

The Short Story Salon: Chris Power And Adam O'riordan

‘A short story is a love affair, a novel is a marriage. A short story is a photograph; a novel is a film.’ Lorrie Moore The Short Story Salon is a regular event curated and chaired by *Mslexia *columnist and host of *What Page Are You On? *podcast Alice Slater. Featuring both well-established authors and exciting…

Wed 21 Mar

£8/£6 (students) / 020 7636 1577

World Book Day In The Childrens' Reading Turret

Journey down the rabbit hole and into a wonderland *of * books, storytelling and favourite characters! Bring your young readers along to Waterstones Gower Street *on * March 1st *for a celebration of * World Book Day, with art line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Cambria','serif'; mso-ascii-theme-font: major-latin;…

Thu 1 Mar

Free / 020 7636 1577

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