Rough Trade Books Showcase
Venue: Priory Theatre, Kenilworth
Start time: 5pm
Price: £10 (£8 concessions)
Not content with conquering the independent music scene, in 2018 Rough Trade decided to launch a book publishing arm. This new adventure in capitalism is in the spirit of the pioneering Rough Trade record label, and brings the same original ethos and radical direction to the world of book publishing.
Rough Trade Books introduced itself to the world in June, unveiling twelve pamphlets featuring work by a staggeringly impressive cast of writers, poets, musicians, photographs, illustrators and thinkers. Further collections are due to be released later in 2018. These brand new, original (and beautifully produced) works tell the stories of why counter-culture matters, has mattered and will always matter.
At this event, hear from four brilliant authors releasing work with Rough Trade Books in its debut year:
- Salena Godden – one of Britain’s foremost poets, who’ll be reading from a new collection of poetry, Pessimism is for Lightweights, published by Rough Trade Books.
- Kirk Lake – writer, musician and actor (and possibly the coolest person ever born in Leamington Spa), who’ll be presenting a new work, The Last Night of the Leamington Licker.
- David Keenan – acclaimed novelist and senior critic for The Wire, who’ll be presenting a new work, To Run Wild In It: A Handbook on Autonomic Tarot, a collaboration with the artist Sophy Hollington.
- James Endeacott – writer, DJ and former A&R man for Rough Trade Records, who’ll be presenting The Tall Short Tales of James Endeacott, which will be published by Rough Trade Books in September 2018.
The event will be introduced by Nina Hervé, founder of Rough Trade Books.
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This event is part of our ‘literary weekend’ – weekend passes available online via this link.
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CONCESSIONS: Concessionary ticket prices are available for people who are registered disabled, unemployed or on a low wage, under 16s and students. Free personal assistant tickets are available for all of our events. Please email email@example.com to confirm a place.
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