Wednesday, 22 April 2009


Introducing...The Book Club Boutique, Soho’s New Literary Salon Produced and hosted by Salena Godden & Co-Producer Rachel Rayner & featuring 'The Book Club Boutique' resident band starring Max Doray and Cobolt Stargazer Every Monday 7pm - Midnight ‘Dick’s Bar’ The Green Fingernail, 23 Romilly Street, Soho, London Free Entry For the past 6 weeks the BCB has taken over my life and i have been having a total riot with my partner in crime Rachel Rayner. We've been happily inundated with emails and interesting proposals for events. Dick’s Bar or The Green Fingernail, 23 Romilly Street, has become the hip, new members bar for those who loved the infamous Colony Rooms and I’ve taken over the space to host things of a bookish nature on Monday nights. This is a lovely opportunity to create a new platform and a central meeting place for wordy types. It’s the perfect venue: there is a warm and velvet vibe down there in the basement and it comes with a well-stocked bar and stage. And the bar stays open till midnight for the drinky and catch-up part. Each week we have a different event and theme. I am inviting promoters, editors, agents, writers, poets, publishers and publications to get in touch and get involved. This is quickly becoming THE place to be on a Monday night in Soho. It is a wonderful space for meeting like-minded groovers, for launching new work and anthologies and bump into literary cult legends too! We are booking now. If you’d like to get involved – or have any ideas or feedback – please do not hesitate to contact me, or Rachel Rayner at HarperCollins, directly. Or simply pop down any MONDAY night at 7pm to check out the space for yourself, and we can discuss things over a wee drinky. sgx FACEBOOK: THE BOOK CLUB BOUTIQUE (group page) THE BOOK CLUB BOUTIQUE DIARY:- please note this is subject to change, upheaval, fine tuning and editing, we are after all dealing with poets, writers, gin and Mondays! MARCH:- 16th - THE BOOK CLUB BOUTIQUE LAUNCH PARTY! FEATURING AOIFE MANNIX, PAULA VARJACK, DAVID J & SALENA GODDEN 23rd - RACHEL'S CHOICE -open mic & industry night 30th - 'LUSH' erotic poetry by a plethora of hotties HOSTED BY NAOMI WOODIS feat:sara bynoe, olumide popoola, heather taylor, agnes meadows, jacqueline saphra, karen mcarthy, esther poyer, dzifa benson, patricia foster, jasmine cooray & salena godden and more... APRIL:- 6th - Top Drawer Night: poets LUKE WRIGHT & MOLLY NAYLOR & JOE DUGGAN plus author STEPHANIE THEOBALD 13th - BREAK - EASTER MONDAY 20th - 'PLECTRUM' MAGAZINE LAUNCH Guy Sangster Adams, Cathi Unsworth, Abi Curtis, Salena Godden MUSIC: Kate Daisy Grant / Melpomeni / Eyelash PLUS Live Art from: Mario Tauchi. Special guest publisher TROLLEY BOOKS 27th - 'PUNK FICTION' ANTHOLOGY LAUNCH anthology of short fiction inspired by punk era song lyrics and titles: intro by johnny marr, includes cathy unsworth, joolz denby, nicholas hogg, salena godden, kele okereke, kate pullinger, simon raymonde and many more... MAY:- 4th - 'TEEN ANGST' HOSTED BY SARA BYNOE get your old notebooks out and come and sign up and share your teen angst! 11th - GOOD MOANING - 'RISING' PARTY John Hegley and Tim Wells read from their recent Donut Press books. Karen Hayley entertains, the La De Dahs sing and Miss Jo Mortimer hosts. 18th - LONDON SHORT STORIES - Tony White, author of Foxy-T (Faber) invites authors Will Ashon, Lana Citron, Matthew De Abaitua, Salena Godden to join him reading new London fictions. 25th - Book Launch: NICHOLAS HOGG 'SHOW ME THE SKY' with special guests including YAM BOY JUNE:- 1st - Book Launch: LEE BULLMAN 'BLOWBACK' with very special surprise guests! stunning line-up to be revealed at a later date! 8th - Book Launch: TIM CLARE 'WE CAN'T ALL BE ASTRONAUTS' Book Launch with special guests Ross Sutherland, Joe Dunthorne and Steve Aylett We ae already booked up to August...but be sure to come down one week or other and get there early to avoid being late! sgx

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