Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 19:30

Online

Virtual First Thursday | Alison Binney and Robert Seatter

We’re delighted to have Alison Binney and Robert Seatter joining us for Virtual First Thursday in October. Alison will be launching her debut pamphlet Other Women’s Kitchens, winner of the Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Prize, and Robert Seatter will be reading from his latest collection The House of Everything.

As usual our main readings will be followed by an open mic. Please email sarahjohnson@serenbooks.com to sign up. Each reader is asked to keep their reading to one A4 page of poetry or prose.

Tickets £2 plus Eventbrite admin fee. Purchase via Eventbrite eventbrite.co.uk/e/170444580328.

Please note that ticket sales will end at 7pm on the 7th October, after which the link will be emailed to all attendees. If you have any trouble accessing the event on the night please email sarahjohnson@serenbooks.com.

About the books:

Other Women’s Kitchens is Alison Binney’s debut pamphlet of poems and introduces us to a gifted new voice who writes with flair and feeling about coming out and coming of age as a gay woman in 21st century Britain. The collection explores the challenges of discovering and owning a lesbian identity in the 1980s and 1990s and the joy of finding both love and increased confidence in that identity as an adult. Beautifully entertaining, pointedly political and often very funny, Other Women’s Kitchens is essential reading.

Universally captivating, Sir John Soane’s museum in London is a labyrinth of evocation and imagination. In The House of Everything, Robert Seatter conjures it up in a personal and poetic trail, capturing the tragic story of the man who created it and the eclectic collection he gathered within its walls. No matter if you have never visited the place before – the texts are intercut with a series of striking collages made by the poet himself which help to conjure the unique message of this book: how to make material our elusive dreams and imaginings.