Shearsman Readings

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.

Date: Readings by: Venue:
     
Tuesday 9 May, 2017, 7:30pm Josephine Balmer, Alice Kavounas & JL Williams, plus special guest, Yang Lian. Swedenborg Hall, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH
Tuesday 10 October, 7:30pm Readers TBA Swedenborg Hall, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH
Tuesday 7 November, 7:30pm Readers TBA Swedenborg Hall, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH

2018 dates are:

Tuesday 9 January 2018, 7:30pm
Tuesday 13 February 2018, 7:30pm
Tuesday 13 March 2018, 7:30pm
Tuesday 10 April 2018, 7:30pm
Tuesday 8 May 2018, 7:30pm

Readers TBA Swedenborg Hall, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH

Previous readers in 2016 have been

Kelvin Corcoran, Claire Crowther, Laurie Duggan, SJ Fowler, John Hall, Elaine Randell, Peter Robinson and Robert Vas Dias.

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.