Binders Full of Women: Live - Thursday 17th January

Thursday 17th January

When Mitt Romney claimed he had been given “binders full of women” by women’s organisations in Massachusetts, it was the moment that launched a thousand Tumblr memes. From the team that brought you Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot, it also inspired this – a binder full of outspoken poems by writers who identify as female, trans, intersex or gender-neutral.

At this special reading, join contributors to the anthology as they share their work, their wit and their anger. All proceeds from the sale of these riots of glitter glue go to Rape Crisis UK and the Michael Causer Foundation.

With glitter glue, feminist cupcakes and readings/performances from Sarah Crewe, Nia Davies, Sarah Hesketh, Kirsten Irving, Rowena Knight, Agnes Marton, Sophie Mayer, Nat Raha, Shelagh Rowan-Legg, Jacqueline Saphra, Alison Winch and more!

Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street London E1 6AB
7.30pm. £3 (Book Tickets here:

ON BEAT at the Parasol Unit - Tues 15th Jan


Barry Miles, Ian MacFadyen, Peter Jaeger & Marcus Slease

 Tuesday 15 January 2013,
7 pm
Parasol Unit, 14 Wharf Road, Islington
£6/£5 Concessions

To accompany the October Gallery exhibition 'William Burroughs: All out of time and into space' and relating to Shezad Dawood's 'New Dream Machine Project' for Parasolstice - Winter Light 2012, ON BEAT will focus on Beat Culture’s history and influence more broadly. It will include talks by contemporaries of William Burroughs and Brion Gysin, creator of the original Dream Machine in 1959, as well as explications of poetics and contemporary work influenced by the era. Peter Jaeger will give a talk/reading entitled "A Philip Whalen Mala" on Whalen, Snyder, Ginsberg and their understanding of Buddhism as it pertains to compositional method. Marcus Slease will read new work inspired by Burroughs' The Soft Machine.

This event is a collaboration between Parasol unit, October Gallery and Intercapillary Space.

Links: Exhibition at October Gallery:

Militant Poetry at Library Street Occupation - Tomorrow

Militant Poetry at Library Street Occupation

Sean Bonney
Jennifer Cooke
Nat Raha
Justin Katko
Will Rowe

8pm on Thursday 10th January Colorama Building, Lancaster Street/Library Street, Elephant and Castle.

People's Kitchen at 6.30 pm. Bring your own plate plus cutlery and cake.

Flick, then spree - Sarah Crewe & Nia Davies Manchester pamphlet launch - Tomorrow

Flick, then spree
Thursday 10th January

Sarah Crewe and Nia Davies celebrate the launch of their pamphlets in Manchester. With readings from Richard Barrett and Anna Percy also.

Then Spree by Nia Davies:

flick invicta by Sarah Crewe:

Thomas Restaurant & Bar
49-51 Thomas Street,
Manchester M4 1NA

POLYply > 23 FELT

POLYply > 23 FELT

Emma Bennett
Sam Hasler
Taey Iohe
Lucy Sheerman
Simon Smith

Thursday 17 January
The Centre for Creative Collaboration
16 Acton Street, London WC1X 9NG

Free entry, 7pm

Contemporary Poetics Research Centre and MA Poetic Practice, Royal Holloway