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The White Review Summer Party

With readings from Thomas Glave, Fran Lock and Juliet Jacques

 

Thursday 5 August / Doors 6pm, readings from 7pm / Bold Tendencies / Tickets

 

The White Review and Bold Tendencies celebrate the launch of The White Review No. 31 — the first under new editors Rosanna Mclaughlin, Izabella Scott and Skye Arundhati Thomas — with readings from Thomas Glave, Fran Lock and Juliet Jacques.

 

The White Review No. 31 features interviews with Anuk Arudpragasam, Fernanda Melchor, Jamie Crewe and Dayanita Singh, new fiction by Pip Adam, Celia Bell, Lina Meruane (tr. Megan McDowell) and Elias Rodriques; essays by Philippa Snow, Moad Musbahi and Thomas Glave; and poetry by Fran Lock, Kimberly Campanello and Shripad Sinnakaar. The cover was made by Jamie Crewe.

 

Copies of the publication will be available to purchase on the night. The event will take place in Bold Tendencies’ covered spaces. The downstairs concert bar will be open for ticket holders from 6pm and after the event has finished.

 

Tickets are available on DICE.

 

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THOMAS GLAVE is the author of Whose Song? and Other Stories (2000), Words to Our Now: Imagination and Dissent (2005, Lambda Literary Award winner), The Torturer’s Wife (2008, Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalist) and Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh (2013). He is editor of the anthology Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles (2008, Lambda Literary Award winner), and an associate editor of Wasafiri magazine. He has been Martin Luther King Jr Visiting Professor at MIT, a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge, Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the University of Warwick, and is the 2021 writer-in-residence at the University of Liverpool’s Centre for New and International Writing. In April 2021 Glave was named an Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool, and awarded his second Fulbright fellowship, for future work at the University of Nottingham.

 

FRAN LOCK is a some-time itinerant dog whisperer, the author of numerous chapbooks and seven poetry collections, most recently Contains Mild Peril (Out-Spoken Press, 2019) and Raptures and Captures (Culture Matters, 2019), the last in a trilogy of works with collage artist Steev Burgess. Hyena! Jackal! Dog!, a short collection of poems and essays is forthcoming with Pamenar Press, and her eighth full collection Hyena! is due from Poetry Bus Press later in the year. Fran recently gained her PhD at Birkbeck College, University of London, titled: ‘Impossible Telling and the Epistolary Form: Contemporary Poetry, Mourning and Trauma’. She is an Associate Editor at Culture Matters, a tutor at Poetry School, and she edits the ‘Soul Food’ column for Communist Review. Fran is a member of the new editorial advisory board for the Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry, and a super proud pittie parent.

 

JULIET JACQUES is a writer and filmmaker based in London. Her essays, journalism and fiction have appeared in numerous publications; her short films have screened in galleries and festivals worldwide. Her memoir, TRANS, was published by Verso in 2015; her most recent book, a collection of short stories entitled VARIATIONS, was published by Influx Press, in June 2021.


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