‘Not here: a queer anthology of loneliness’ with Richard Dodwell, Bertie Marshall, Timothy Thornton and Verity Spott

Dec 13 2017 19:00 - 21:00

Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Rd, N1 9DY London

Join us for an evening of readings and winter warmth to celebrate the 2nd edition of Not here: a Queer Anthology of Loneliness. Dress code: Communist Christmas!

What does it mean to be lonely? 31 contemporary artists, poets and performers including Olivia Laing, Colby Keller, Timothy Thornton, Marc Hundley, Alice Goodman, Verity Spott, Charlie Porter and David Hoyle consider the queer experience of loneliness in the debut publication from Pilot Press.

Founded in London by Richard Dodwell, Pilot Press aims to shed new light on contemporary queer lives.

For this event at Housmans, Richard Dodwell will be joined by Timothy Thornton ('Controlled Explosions' Penguin Modern Poets, PLANES, Yard Theatre) and Verity Spott (Click Away Close Door Say, Contraband Books, TRANS* MANIFESTOS, Shit Valley) for an evening of readings, chit chat and things that are nice mulled.


'In words and pictures, Not here is the rainbow of queer loneliness: alive, angry, despairing, enquiring, humane' - Niven Govinden, author

About the Speakers and Contributors

Richard Dodwell is an artist, performer and the founder of Pilot Press. He is based in London, UK.

Timothy Thornton does queer writing which is usually about ghosts, foxes, cities, and the sea. He is based in Brighton, UK.

Verity Spott is a poet, musician and, a quick Google will tell you, attends Roedean School and achieved 9 SATS. She is based in Brighton, UK.

Bertie Marshall is the author of Berlin Bromley- his critically acclaimed memoir about his life as part of The Bromley Contingent- and mid 70s pre punk London. In 2015 the British Library purchased his writing archive. His books include, the debut novel Psychoboys (1997) Berlin Bromley (2006) and Nowhere Slow - collected writings (2014) and the novella, From Sleepwalking to Sleepwalking (2016). Marshall gives regular performances of his work in NYC, Berlin, London and Rome. Most recent; two pieces of work (framed notebook pages) and a booklet, (Wild, re-write) as one of the contributors to ‘The Critic as Artist’ exhibition at Reading Museum, curated by Michael Bracewell. His new novel THE PEELER is to be published March 2018, by Dostoyevsky Wannabe.

Event information

Housmans Bookshop
5 Caledonian Road
King's Cross
London N1 9DX
Tel: 020 7837 4473

General Admission

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