ROUGH TRADE BOOKS are the joybringers, coming at you live.

Read hard for the latest and greatest live performances, special events, hot tix and signings, all shamelessly listed hereafter. So you can have a good time, all the time…

Sat 22 Jun - Sun 22 Sept
Madge Gill: Myrninerest, William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow

Madge Gill was born in Walthamstow and spent most of her years living in East London. A self-taught, visionary artist, she created meticulous artworks, many of which she attributed to Myrninerest, her spirit-guide that she came to embody. This landmark exhibition in her hometown brings together drawings, newly uncovered large-scale embroideries, textiles and archival objects, many of which have never been exhibited before.

Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm. Free admission (suggested donation £5)

Tue 27 Aug, 7pm
BOOK BENEFIT FOR THE NEWHAM HOMELESS, Wanstead Tap, Forest Gate, London

Book Benefit for the Homeless is back. After the success of Book Benefit for the Hackney Homeless, the initiative from independent publisher Influx Press and independent bookshop Burley Fisher that brought together independents across the capital, raising over £1000, Open Pen are rolling out a second event that looks to be even bigger, aiming to keep the momentum of ‘Book Benefit’ steaming. And they’re doing it with the award-winning Newham Bookshop.

The format is the same: Ten indie publishers donate books which are to be sold at half price. All proceeds from drinks (profits kindly donated by The Wanstead Tap) and books on the night will go to a local homeless charity. In this case, the Bridges Homeless Support service. Bridges offers services designed to help homeless and vulnerably housed people in Plaistow, where Open Pen is based, and the surrounding area. Those ten publishers will be joined by a host of celebrated authors donating their time to read live. Entry is free but donations are welcome on the door.

PUBLISHERS: GRANTA BOOKS, FABER & FABER, ROUGH TRADE BOOKS, SERPENT’S TAIL, MYRIAD, ONE WORLD, PLUTO, INFLUX, ISTROS, OPEN PEN.

AUTHORS READING LIVE: WILL ASHON, IRENOSEN OKOJIE, COURTTIA NEWLAND, EMMA WARREN, SALENA GODDEN, MAZIN SALEEM.

 

Sun 1st Sept
Rough Trade Books, End of the Road Festival, Dorset

We’re very happy to have two of our authors reading at End of the Road festival this year, Martha Sprackland and Charlotte Newman. Martha and Charlotte will be in conversation with Julian Mash as well as reading poems from Rough Trade Edition No.22 Milk Tooth and Rough Trade Edition No.23 Counter Reform.

Head over to the literary area on Sunday morning—you won’t be sorry.