Read Scarlett's Paris blog here: scarlettsabet.com
Shared with thanks and BIGlove to Shakespeare and Co,
Sylvia and David and Scarlett! Xx
“Pessimism is for Lightweights is the collection our fraught epoch was clambering for and only Salena Godden could write.” - shakespeareandcompany.com
|Portrait Salena Godden by Olivia Rutherford,|
Shakespeare and Co. Paris, June 2018
Here comes one helluva summer 2018
Festivals, gatherings, parties & gigs
JULY 8 | JUST SAY NO | ARTISTS AGAINST TRUMP
JULY 13 | WOMENS MARCH | #BRINGTHENOISE
JULY 20 -22 | CHURCHTOWN | CORNWALL
JULY 23 | ROUGH TRADE BOOK LAUNCH | LONDON
JULY 28 | CAUGHT BY THE RIVER | PORT ELIOT
JULY 29| POETRY STAGE | PORT ELIOT FESTIVAL
AUGUST 4-5 | GREEN GATHERING | WALES
AUGUST 16 | SCOTTISH LIBRARY | EDINBURGH
AUGUST 17-19 | EDINBURGH BOOK FESTIVAL
AUGUST 24-27 | LIVEWIRE | BYLINE FESTIVAL
ROUGH TRADE EDITIONS ARE HERE
ROLL UP! ROLL UP!
"Bringing the same original spirit and radical direction to the world of book publishing. Rough Trade Books will launch with a series of twelve pamphlets bringing together the very highest calibre of artists, writers, poets, musicians, photographers, illustrators and thinkers producing work relating to their relationship with the counter-culture. These will be known as Rough Trade Editions. Brand new and original (and beautifully produced) works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, comics, illustrations, photography and interviews—Rough Trade Editions will tell the stories of why counter-culture matters, has mattered and will matter."
The books are now on sale and in stock in Paris: Shakespeare and Co, Paris, Sunlee Howard, Bon Marche, Paris and Classic, Paris and they will be coming to good UK bookshops and available online soon!
LAUNCH PARTY JULY 23
Rough Trade Books presents… The Editions
Rough Trade Editions comes hurtling out of the blocks with their first twelve pamphlets — twelve small good things to encourage, console, renew and rewire the world for their readers. Come celebrate at the launch party on Monday 23rd July at The Social, Little Portland Street where Salena Godden brings forth the fire of her recent work on resistance and rebellion, Olly Todd reconfigures a world of fractured time, the slipperiness of memory and dislocation and Joe Dunthorne lovingly skewers the eccentric heroism of the small poetry presses in a new short fiction. David Keenan and Sophy Hollington re-build our symbolic present with a radical tarot for the counter-culture presented as a work of experimental fiction (check out Sophy's exhibition in the upstairs bar whilst you’re there too). Kirk Lake tells the last act of the story of Randolph Turpin, the Leamington Licker, and through it a story of the corruption of capital, pride and identity, while Babak Ganjei acts as DJ for the evening playing music that might soundtrack his pamphlet Film Ideas which presents a simultaneously melancholy and hilarious satire of the film world.
Monday 23rd July || 7pm || The Social, Little Portland Street, London