Writer’s Centre Kingston : Schedule

Click on the events for more information. Scroll down for previous events. 2019 / 2020

#23 October Thursday 17th – NORDIC POETRY FESTIVAL at The Museum of Futures, Surbiton
with Endre Ruset, Morten Langeland, Jon Stale Ritland, Silje Ree plus Meg Jensen et al

#24 October Wednesday 23rd - Korean Literature Night at Korean Cultural Centre, London
Kingston-upon-Thames has the most populus of Korean diaspora in all of Europe, an event with London’s remarkable Korean Cultural Centre

#25 November Tuesday 5th – NEMESES, celebrating collaboration : a themed event at Venue to be confirmed
with Karen Sandhu & SJ Fowler, Patrick Cosgrove & Alex Hegazy, Lucy Furlong & Susie Campbell plus many more.

#26 November Tuesday 19th - MEMENTO MORI, exploring mortality : a themed event at the Museum of Futures, Surbiton
with Paul Booth, Sara Upstone, Simon Tyrrell, Nick Foxton, Matthew Birchwood, Kate Scott, James Reynolds et al

#27 December Tuesday 10th - LITERARY HEALTH : a themed event at The Rose Theatre, Kingston
with Joseph Devlin, Ellen Wiles, John Patrick Hughes, Lucy Furlong, Patrick Cosgrove, Anna Johnson, James Reynolds et al

#28 January Tuesday 14th – ENGLISH PEN : celebrating Writers at Risk around the world at The Bishop, Kingston
with Astra Papachristodoulou, Sara Upstone, James Miller, Adam Baron, Helen Palmer, Sam Jordison, Ellen Wiles et al

#29 January Saturday 25th – UNIVERSITY CAMARADE at Rich Mix, near Brick Lane, London
Students from Kingston University and institutes across the UK collaborate in London

#30 February Tuesday 18th - The Museum of Futures annual exhibition opening event, Surbiton
on the theme of
writing / literature as notation, draft, rehearsal, unfinished, forgotten
with Simon Brown, Agnieszka Studzinka, Kate Scott, Jamie Toy, Julia Lewis, Simon Tyrrell, Astra Papachristodoulou, John Patrick Hughes, Lucy Furlong et al

#31 February Tuesday 25th - DOSTOYEVSKY WANNABE, celebrating delusions of grandeur : a themed event at Museum of Futures
with Nadia de Vries, Christodoulos Makris, Hannah Ballou, SJ Fowler, Dominic Jaeckle et al

#32 March Tuesday 10th – POEM BRUT, the Museum of Futures annual exhibition closing event, Surbiton
on the
mess, material, making, non-tech methods of literature with Helen Palmer, Simon Tyrrell, Jamie Toy, Julia Lewis, Patrick Cosgrove, et al

#33 April Friday 3rd - EUROPEAN POETRY FESTIVAL at The Rose Theatre, Kingston
with Katerina Koulouri, Agnieszka Studzinka and many more


Past Events

2019

#17 January Thursday 17th - The Rose Theatre, Kingston : 7pm Free Entry
On the theme of Mythologising, with Max Porter, Winsome Pinnock and Catherine Humble

#18 January Thursday 24th - English PEN Modern Literature Fest : The Bishop. 2 Bishop Hall, Kingston. 7pm Free.
with Sam Jordison, Ellen Wiles, Gareth Evans, Ghazal Mosadeq, James Miller, Helen Palmer, Adam Baron, Sara Upstone.

#19 February Saturday 9th – The University Camarade IV : Rich Mix, London : 7.30pm Free
Students from Kingston University and other institutions across the UK present brand new collaborations.

#20 February Thursday 21st : Visual Literature Exhibition opening - The Museum of Futures, Surbiton : 7.30pm Free
(The exhibition runs February 19th to March 13th 2019.) with a Camarade reading, presenting multiple new collaborations made by exhibiting poets in pairs.

#21 March Tuesday 5th :  Poem Brut - The Museum of Futures, Surbiton : 7.30pm Free
with Nise McCullough, Lisa Kiew, MJB, Sara Upstone and Patrick Cosgrove.

#22 April Thursday 4th : European Poetry Festival - The Rose Theatre, Kingston : 7pm Free Entry
with Morten Langeland, Jon Stale Ritland, Alessandro Burbank and many more poets from across the continent.


2018

#6 – January Thursday 11th : The Rose Theatre, Kingston a literary event about Loving
With Eley Williams alongside Stephen Barber
 and Marina Lambrou

#7 – January Thursday 25th : The Mayo Centre, Kingston a literary event about Forgetting
With Daniel Hahn
alongside Meg Jensen and Adam Baron

#8 – February Saturday 10th : The University Camarade: at Rich Mix, London
Students from Kingston University and other institutions across the UK present brand new collaborations.

#9 – February Thursday 22nd : Museum of Futures, Surbiton a literary event about Making
With guest speaker Stella Duffy alongside Ann Hulland and Diego Ferrari.  
This event begins our exhibition at Museum of Futures (Feb 22nd - March 21st 2018) 

#10 – March Thursday 8th : All Saints Church, Kingston The English PEN Modern Literature Festival
With speakers
 including Mona Arshi, Dave Spittle, Prudence Chamberlain, Helen Palmer, Adam Baron & more.

#11 – March Thursday 22nd : The Minima Yacht Club, Kingston a performance literature event Poem Brut  
With guest speakers Revital Cohen / Tuur Van Balen alongside
 Harry Man, Lucy Furlong, Sarah Dawson & more.

#12 – April Thursday 5th : The Rose Theatre, Kingston Opening Night of London's European Poetry Festival
With
poets Jen Calleja, Max Hofler, and many more.

#13 - October Thursday 4th 2018 – The Rose Theatre, Kingston : 7pm Free Entry
On the theme of Becoming, with Damian Le Bas, Tina Chanter

#14 October Thursday 18th – Kingston University, Penrhyn Road campus, PRJG0003 : John Galsworthy building : 7pm Free
On the theme of Gambling, with Revital Cohen, Tuur Van Balen

#15 November Thursday 8th - Kingston University, Penrhyn Road campus, PRJG0003 : John Galsworthy building : 7pm Free
On the theme of Purpose, with Joe Dunthorne, Éadaoin Agnew and Matthew Cunningham 

#16 November Saturday 24th 2018 – The Kingston Camarade : Rich Mix, Venue 2. London : 7.30pm Free Entry
New collaborations in pairs from Kingston Uni students and staff including Nick Foxton, Mark Harris, Alison Baverstock, John Hughes & Mandy Ure, Catherine Humble, Diran Adebayo, Janice Miller, Joanne Addison, Andrew Benjamin.

2017

#1 – October Thursday 19th : 7pm - Free entry at Dorwich House, Kingston a literary event about Living
With guest speaker Tom McCarthy alongside Stella Bottai
 and Sara Upstone.

#2 – October Thursday 26th : 7pm - Free entry at The Rose Theatre, Kingston a literary event about Dying
With guest speaker Iain Sinclair alongside Andrew Teverson and
SJ Fowler.

#3 – November Thursday 9th : 7pm - Free entry at The Picton Room at Kingston University

#4 – November Thursday 23rd : 7pm - Free entry at The Picton Room at Kingston University a literary event about Travelling
With guest speaker Alexander Frater alongside
 Albery Pellicer and Alison Baverstock.

#5 – December Thursday 7th :  7pm - Free entry at Minima Yacht Club a literary event about Hoping
With guest speaker Tony White alongside Helen Palmer and Helen Julia Minors.