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Tuesday 6th June 2017
The Drapers Arms, 44 Barnsbury St, Islington
A curated evening of readings and performances around food, bringing together an eclectic mix of voices across the literary, performance, and food worlds.
Bee Wilson – acclaimed food writer, historian and author of four books, including Consider the Fork, First Bite and Swindled, reading from her latest work This is Not a Diet Book
Kit de Waal – author of debut novel My Name is Leon, a Times and international best seller, shortlisted for the Costa First Book Award, reading a short story written for At The Table magazine
Vera Chok – writer, actor and performance maker. Vera contributed to the acclaimed book The Good Immigrant, and her stage credits include performing opposite Judi Dench and Kenneth Branagh and being part of the award-winning play Chimerica
Helena Lee – Features Editor at Harper’s Bazaar, reading a piece written for At The Table magazine
Iskandar Sharazuddin – playwright and winner of the Soho Young Writers Award, he has worked in Australia and London, and with a number of theatres including the Barbican, Soho Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith and National Theatre
Jen Calleja – writer, poet, punk band member and translator in residence at The British Library, reading her translation of an unpublished German text
Thom Eagle – writer, sketcher, pickler and chef, reading an extract from his forthcoming book
Bethany Rutter – writer, podcaster and marketing manager at a plus size fashion brand, reading a piece specially commissioned for the event
Dawn Foster – journalist and author of Lean Out published by Repeater, reading a piece about tinned fish
Irwin Sparkes – actor, songwriter and lead singer of the band The Hoosiers
Plus cocktails from Our/London, cheese & charcuterie, iced buns from Puns & Buns, and books by Review Books. Food and a welcome drink are included in the ticket price.