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Waterstones
82 Gower Street, London, WC1E 6EQ
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Bitch Lit Book Club: Lolly Willowes By Sylvia Townsend Warner

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. For our final book club of 2017, on December 7th, we will be discussing Sylvia Townsend…

Thu 7 Dec

£5 (standard) / 020 7636 1577

The Blake Society Presents Jerusalem In Full

To celebrate William Blake’s 260th birthday, the Blake Society is reading the whole of his last great prophetic book, Jerusalem, the Emanation of the Giant Albion****, *over the course of a single day. This will be a rare opportunity to engage with ***Jerusalem *as Blake himself conceived it - through 'the mouth of a true…

Sat 25 Nov

Free / 020 7636 1577

Conradology: An Evening In Celebration Of Joseph Conrad

*Polish-British Joseph Conrad is regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. To celebrate his work, as well as his profound understanding of ever-current issues, *Conradology explores his enduring relevance in both countries, bringing together the themes that shaped his life and work - the…

Tue 5 Dec

£6 standard / 020 7636 1577

An Evening With Adam Gopnik

Join beloved ***New Yorker***writer, essayist and best-selling ***Paris to the Moon*** author, Adam Gopnik as he discusses his new memoir,*** At the Stranger’s Gate***, a portrait of a particular moment in 1980s New York. Adam Gopnik ’s first essay for ***The New Yorker***, ‘Quattrocento Baseball’ appeared in May of…

Mon 27 Nov

£6 (standard) / 020 7636 1577

Forgotten Fiction #6: The Roaring 20S

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

Wed 29 Nov

£6 (standard) / 020 7636 1577

Gower Street Presents Tom Lee

Gower Street Presents is strand of events dedicated to championing the most exciting new literary fiction. Expect off-beat, original and innovative writing. Join us on November 30th for an evening with debut author Tom Lee***, as he speaks to guest chair * Stuart Evers about his extraordinary, disturbing novel ***The…

Thu 30 Nov

£6 (standard) / 020 7636 1577

Hoperoad Salon Presents: Our Differences, Our Strengths

HopeRoad, Jantar ">with writers *Qaisra Shahraz, Agnieszka Dale, and Mojca Kumerdej, * chaired by critic **Barry Forshaw. About the Authors Agnieszka Dale is a Polish-born London-based author. Her short stories, feature articles, poems and song lyrics were selected for Tales of the Decongested, The Fine Line Short…

Fri 24 Nov

£6 / 020 7636 1577

Sci Fi Sessions: Nick Harkaway And Paul Mcauley

Sci-Fi Sessions showcases the most mind-expanding, thought-provoking, and imaginative science fiction, fantasy, and horror writing, hand-picked and hosted by Gower Street's Glyn Morgan. In November, Glyn will be speaking to two highly distinguished writers, Nick Harkaway and Paul McAuley. Join us for readings…

Thu 23 Nov

£6 (standard) / 020 7636 1577

  • 18:30

Terry Pratchett's Discworld Imaginarium With Paul Kidby And Rob Wilkins

Paul Kidby, Sir Terry Pratchett's artist of choice, provided the illustrations for The Last Hero and designed the covers for the Discworld novels since 2002. Now, he has collected the very best of his Discworld illustrations in this definitive volume, including 40 pieces never before seen, 30 pieces that have only…

Thu 23 Nov

£6 Standard / 020 7636 1577

  • 18:30

The United States Of Resistance: Lincoln In The Bardo

***The United States of Resistance is a literary salon celebrating writers who speak truth to power.*** * In November the salon returns with an evening in celebration of George Saunders’ ****Lincoln in the Bardo****, winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize. Host Max Liu will be speaking to fellow critics Alex Clark…

Tue 28 Nov

£6 / 020 7636 1577

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