San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Thursday 29th August 6.30pm
Play with us!
We are delighted to host poets Michael Pedersen and Paul Hullah as they read from their acclaimed books Play With Me and Homing. There will be music too from Davy Henderson (Fire Engines, Win, The Nectarine No. 9, The Sexual Objects) for a night of mayhem and merriment!
Michael Pedersen is building a reputation as a name to look out for, and has received plaudits from Stephen Fry and Irvine Welsh. He is a poet, playwright and animateur with an electric reputation on the performance circuit and a growing collection of exciting collaborations, having teamed up with some of the UK’s top musicians, film-makers and artists. He is widely published in magazines, journals, anthologies and e-zines. He is co-founder and circus master at Neu! Reekie! – now one of the country’s most formidable literary nights and DIY record labels – and a key creative within Dream Tower Productions. He’s also the lyricist for cult band Jesus, Baby! and has written short plays for various troupes including the National Theatre of Scotland. Having travelled the world and taught in Cambodia for a year, Pedersen writes verse that gives a vivid idea of what it is to be young, socially aware and irrepressibly optimistic in the melting pot of the twenty-first century. He also enjoys sewing.
‘Michael’s poems are so physical you can almost touch the images in them. Fabulously sensual and alive. I adore poetry like this’ – Stephen Fry
‘If you like poetry that is cool, smart, hilarious and quirky and can just suddenly rip your heart out, Michael Pedersen is your man’ – Irvine Welsh
Paul Hullah is a writer who has published several volumes of poetry, short stories, and literary criticism, and was co-editor of the 1997 authorized international edition of the collected poetry of the major novelist Dame Iris Murdoch. He had also co-edited Ian Rankin’s first Rebus stories to be published in Japan.
Hullah was born in Ripon, North Yorkshire. He lived and worked for over a decade as a music and arts journalist in Edinburgh, and was an active figure in the city’s underground arts and music scene, with one of his bands, Teenage Dog Orgy, hailed as ‘legendary’ by the NME. Unfortunately the record-buying public didn’t agree. He moved to Japan in 1992 and is currently Associate Professor of British Literature (Poetry) at Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo.
Davy Henderson formed The Fire Engines in 1979.The band were pivotal in Scotland’s post-punk scene and are often cited as influences for many of today’s musicians. After The Fire Engines split in 1981, Henderson formed other bands including Win, best known for songs "You've Got the Power" and "Super Popoid Groove", Nectarine No. 9 and The Sexual Objects.
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Tickets cost £5 which includes glass of wine/berr and £3 off book purchase on either Play With Me or Homing.