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82 Gower Street, London, WC1E 6EQ
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All Grown Up: Jami Attenberg In Conversation With Hadley Freeman

Join Jami Attenberg *in conversation with * Hadley Freeman as she discusses her powerfully intelligent and wickedly funny new novel** *All Grown Up***. Touted as ‘Girls for Generation X’, this is a book which delves into what it means to be a 21st century woman. Andrea is a single, childless 39-year-old woman who tries…

Apple Tree Yard: An Evening With Louise Doughty And Amanda Coe In Conversation With Caroline

Join Louise Doughty, author of The Apple Tree Yard, and Amanda Coe, screenwriter for the BBC adaptation as they discuss about what will undoubtedly be one of 2017s most talked about TV dramas. Now a four-part television drama, made by the producers of Broadchurch *and *Humans, and written by Amanda Coe, Louise…

The Autonomous City: Alexander Vasudevan, Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi, Izzy Kökzal And Dan Hancox On Squatting And The Struggle For Housing

A common struggle around the liberation of space has in recent years connected struggles against the neoliberal erosion of social life – from the Sisters Uncut occupations in Homerton and Peckham last summer to the recent transformation of an empty Oxford University building into a homeless shelter, from the tiny…

Bitch Lit: The Pumpkin Eater By Penelope Mortimer

BITCH LIT is a monthly book club devoted to seminal feminist texts and cult classics by women. Join us for endless wine, canapés and irreverent, fun discussion led by literary critic Lucy Scholes and Gower Street's Elizabeth Morris. Our book for *April 6th * is Penelope Mortimer’s extraordinary, semi-autbiographical…

#books4Brothers

#Books4Brothers is a monthly book club centering around the Black British male experience in the UK. The book club will cover literature at home and across the Atlantic, Africa and other places that challenge discussions on Black male masculinity, race, gender, sexuality, mental health and other topics. This is a…

Sat 1 Apr

Free / 020 7636 1577

An Evening In Celebration Of Czeslaw Milosz

Join Czeslaw Milosz biographer Andrzej Franaszek and translators Aleksandra Parker, Michael Parker and Stanley Bill for an evening in celebration of Czeslaw Milosz —the great Polish poet and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1980 – to coincide with the publication of two extraordinary new books published in…

An Evening With Elizabeth Strout

Join Elizabeth Strout, New York Times #1 bestselling and Man Booker longlisted author of My Name is Lucy Barton and Olive Kitteridge, as she discusses her radiant new collection of stories, Anything is Possible. Years ago, Lucy Barton, a successful New York writer, spent time in hospital, with her mother at the foot of…

Thu 25 May

The George Orwell Series: The Road To Wigan Pier With Stephen Armstrong, Ros-Wynne Jones And Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite

Join us for the first event in our George Orwell mini-series, in partnership with The Orwell Foundation. In celebration of the 80th anniversary of its publication, Stephen Armstrong *(author of ***The Road to Wigan Pier Revisited***), * Ros-Wynne Jones *(writer and founder of The Wigan Pier Project), UCL lecturer…

October: The Story Of The Russian Revolution With China Miéville And Laleh Khalili

“This was Russia’s revolution, certainly, but it belonged and belongs to others, too. It could be ours. If its sentences are still unfinished, it is up to us to finish them.” In ***October: The Story of the Russian Revolution**, *the award-winning author China Miéville plunges us into the year the world was turned…

The Short Story Salon: Tessa Hadley, Alison Macleod And Jessie Greengrass In Conversation With Alice Slater

" ‘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 new monthly event curated and chaired by Gower Street bookseller and Mslexia columnist Alice Slater. 2017 has already seen a wealth of new collections, both…

Transgender Identity: Cn Lester And Thomas Page Mcbee In Conversation With Sahra Taylor.

*TRANSGENDER IDENTITY: CN Lester and Thomas Page McBee in conversation with Sahra Taylor. * Join journalist Thomas Page McBee and singer-songwriter and LGBT activist * CN Lester * in conversation with academic Sahra Taylor as they discuss their new books, ***Man Alive*** and ***Trans Like Me***, looking in detail at…

Twilight Of History: Shlomo Sand In Conversation With Karma Nabulsi

The writing of history is never free from political and social influences; nowhere more so than in Israel. In ***Twilight of History***, controversial historian Shlomo Sand draws on four decades of experience to offer a critical reflection on history writing in the twentieth century, and its crucial role in fostering the…

The Unbound Pledge Party

Together with Unbound, Waterstones Gower Street are hosting a new monthly Pledge Party *where you can hear from a selection of new books that are crowdfunding. Think * a literary Dragons Den where 8 authors each have 5 minutes to pitch their book. You'll hear everything from Fiction to Memoir, Poetry to History, and…

Mon 24 Apr

Vinyl Night: Magnus Mills In Conversation With Alice Jones

Join us for an evening of music, conversation and wine as award-winning Booker *and * Goldsmiths Prize-shortlisted author Magnus Mills talks to the Independent ’s Alice Jones **about his new book *The Forensic Record Society***:a hilarious and surreal exploration of power, fanaticism and really, really good records Two…

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