Thursday, July 01, 2010

Clear your diary ...

Oh boy, July is barely underway and I'm already overwhelmed at the number of crucial dates in my diary.

So, on the basis that a lit date shared is ... a lit date shared ... I'm giving you all the info in one post so you can put them  in your diary too.

Hope to see you there ... and there ... and ... 

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What
Members of the East Dulwich Writers' Group will be chatting to passers by and selling Hoovering the Roof, their first anthology, as well as other books by EDWG membersHtR is now on its 2nd print run, having sold out of the 1st. 

When
10.00 am - 3.00 pm Sat  3rd July

Where
Northcross Road market, London, SE22

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What
EDWG members are at it again - this time with munchies and readings from Hoovering the Roof

When
4.00 - 6.00 pm Sun 4th July

Where
Alhambra (sumptuous shop selling Spanish goodies), 148 Kirkdale, London, SE26 4BB

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What
24 hr Oxfam Bookfest readathon.
Last year’s Bookfest resulted in a 40% increase in book donations to Oxfam, and hundreds of thousands of pounds of additional book sales in the months following Bookfest. When you consider that the sale of just 21 books is enough to equip a whole classroom in Vietnam, or that a normal month’s book sales buys safe water for 2.1 million people, you can appreciate how much more your support of Oxfam’s Bookfest events can achieve.  
When
9.00 am Mon 5th July - 9.00 am Tues 6th July.  7 members of EDWG (including some woman called Debi Alper) will  be reading in 20 minute slots between midnight and 2.00 am. (Gasp)

Where
Oxfam Bookstore, 91 Marylebone High Street, London, W1U 4RB

UPDATE:  THE TIMINGS OF THIS EVENT HAVE BEEN CHANGED.  IT WILL NOW RUN FROM 8.00 AM MON 5TH JULY AND WILL FINISH AT MIDNIGHT.

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What
EDWG event with readings from the anthology

When
7.00 - 8.30 pm Thurs 8th July

Where
Review Bookshop, Bellenden Road, SE15 4QY

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What
Launch of 33, short story anthology published by Glasshouse Books with a story set in each of London's boroughs.  Authors include Stella Duffy,  Emma Darwin, Nicola Monaghan, Jess Ruston, Rachael Dunlop and many more.  (That Debi Alper woman crops up there again.)  See here for further details.


When
From 6.30 pm Wed 14th July

Where 
The Press House Wine Bar, 1 St Bride's Passage, EC4Y 8EJ.  If you can't make the launch, you can pre-order a copy of the book here.

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What
Brit Writers' Awards Ceremony.  The talented finalists, selected from 21,000 entries, will hear the results in a stellar evening.  (Hang on - that Alper woman isn't one of them ... oh yeah, she was one of the judges instead.)


When
Thurs 15th July

Where
IndigO2,  O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX

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What I really need now is an extended lie down in a darkened room.
Can't see that happening before August ...

9 comments:

Rachael Dunlop said...

Thanks for that, Debi. I'm glad now I didn't make it to the Brits finals - I don't have the time! Don't know how you are going to do it. Perhaps it's time to fire up the clone again.

Debi said...

Think I need fire the clone full stop, Rachael. She's not pulling her weight at all as far as I can tell.

BarbaraS said...

And you have August off, right...? I shall never again complain about my workload. Well, maybe just a leetle bit. :)

Clare Dudman said...

Heh, heh - like the way that Debi Alper is cropping up all over the place...

Debi said...

Babs - with 6 kids, you are certainly allowed to moan as much as you like.

Clare - yes, I'm the Japanese knotweed of the writers' world.

Liane Spicer said...

Way to go on the second print run, Debi!

Miriam Drori said...

Good luck with the events, Debi. If you're doing any between 22nd August and 14th September, I might be there!

SARAH SALWAY said...

Wow, busy busy busy, but what a great creative life here. And you grow your own tomatoes too! xx

Debi said...

Liane - for once I'm not looking at your avatar with the usual envy. It's summer!

Miriam - watch this space ...

Sarah - my veg are my pride and joy. It's great to get some dirt under my fingernails.