The Shearsman Reading Series was created in order to provide a regular venue for readings in London by Shearsman authors, past and present, and generally serves as a launch-pad for a newly-published volume. We tend to have 7 or 8 events every year. The series features mainly UK-based writers, but we do try to arrange for visiting authors from outside the country to be included wherever possible. These readings usually take place at the Swedenborg Hall, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH. (See map here.) There is no admission fee. Unless stated otherwise, all readings are hosted by Tony Frazer, publisher of Shearsman Books.
The next readings are as follows:
See our Other Live Readings page for other readings not sponsored by the press but involving Shearsman authors.
|Tuesday 10 January, 2017, 7:30pm||Claire Crowther and Laurie Duggan||Swedenborg Hall, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH|
Tuesday 14 February, 2017, 7:30pm
||Elaine Randell and Peter Robinson||Swedenborg Hall, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH|
|Tuesday 14 March, 2017, 7:30pm||Kelvin Corcoran and Kenny Knight||Swedenborg Hall, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH|
|Tuesday 11 April, 2017, 7:30pm||SJ Fowler and John Hall||Swedenborg Hall, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH|
|Tuesday 9 May, 2017, 7:30pm||JL (Jennifer) Williams and another TBC||Swedenborg Hall, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH|
Readers in 2016 were
Sascha Aurora Akhtar, Kate Ashton, Linda Black, Daragh Breen, Laressa Dickey, Gëzim Hajdari, Erica McAlpine, Peter Oswald, Linda Russo, Lesley Saunders, Ian Seed, Robert Sheppard, Will Stone, Harriet Tarlo, Cristina Viti, Mark Weiss.
Readers in 2015 were
Timothy Adès, Richard Berengarten, Antony Caleshu, Kelvin Corcoran, Claire Crowther, Helena Eriksson, Angela Gardner, Ralph Hawkins, Trevor Joyce, Abdulkareem Kasid, Sandeep Parmar, Peter Riley, Peter Robinson, James Sutherland-Smith, Michael Zand.
Readers in 2014 were
Martin Anderson, Sean Burn, Pilar Fraile Amador, Laurie Duggan, Gerrie Fellows, Nancy Gaffield, Forrest Gander, Ágnes Lehóczky, John Mateer, Alice Miller, Alasdair Paterson, Simon Perril, Frances Presley, Esther Ramón, Aidan Semmens, Ron Silliman, Simon Smith, Janet Sutherland, Jon Thompson & JL Williams.