'Pages of Protest' at Housmans Radical Booksellers

16 Nov 2017 - 7.00PM - 3.00


‘Pages of Protest: Can Books Influence Politics?’

with Sam Berkson, SJ Bradley, Abondance Matanda and Holly Pester
Wednesday 16th November, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Join us for an evening of Protest stories at Housmans, London, as we celebrate three books which reflect on the British legacy of protest and resistance. Join us at Housmans as authors from recent publications by Comma Press, Dead Ink Books and Influx Press read from their work and discuss the influence of books on politics. All of the books are connected by the idea of making political change through writing.

Sam Berkson’s new book Settled Wanderers is published by Influx Press. Sam is a poet from London. He is the author of best selling collection Life In Transit (Influx Press 2012). He runs workshops in schools and wrote words for Lorenzo Vitturi’s photobook Dalston Anatomy. Sam has been performing poetry for many years as ‘Angry Sam’. He is part of the Hammer & Tongue collective. 

SJ Bradley is a writer, organiser & award-winning editor from Leeds UK, for the Remembering Oluwale anthology (Valley Press.) Her short fiction has been published widely in the US & UK and her second novel, Guest, is out now and is published by Dead Ink Books.

Abondance Matanda is a contributor to Know Your Place published by Dead Ink books. Abondance is an arts and culture writer and poet. Her home city London informs the subversive, colloquial voice she uses to dissect themes and identities like girlhood, class, blackness and language. Other influences range from Ms Dynamite to Toni Cade Bambara to old school Congolese music videos.

Holly Pester is a poet and story writer working through archives and written histories, with gossip, radical tales and dream logic. Her book, go to reception and ask for Sara in red felt tip is a collection of archive fan-fiction (Book Works 2015) and her album, Common Rest (Test Centre 2016) is a collection of collaborative lullabies and sound poems. She is lecturer in Creative Writing at University of Essex.

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