Stewart Home - Launch of Proletarian Post-Modernism
Saturday, 23 November 2013 from 19:30 to 22:30 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Explicit content – over 18s only.
Line-up: Stewart Home, Iphgenia Baal, Bridget Penney and Karen Whiteson
Limited capacity – early booking advised - pre book £5 - £7 on the door subject to capacity.
Home is renowned for his idiosyncratic live performances, variously involving ventriloquism, standing on his head, and shredding books. This performance to launch his LP Proletarian Post-Modernism promises to be no less scintillating. Katrina Palmer (author of The Dark Object) and Iphgenia Baal (author of The Hardy Tree) will also be reading, recreating the line-up of the event at which Side A of the LP was recorded.
Stewart Home was born in south London in 1962. When he was sixteen he held down a factory job for a few months, an experience that led him to vow he would never work again. After dabbling in rock journalism and music, in the early 80’s he switched his attention to the art world. Now Home writes novels as well as cultural commentary, and he continues to make films and exhibitions. He has long been an underground legend in Europe, North America and Brazil, best known for novels that include 69 Things to Do with a Dead Princess (2002), Down and Out in Shoreditch & Hoxton and earlier pulp fiction parodies Pure Mania, Red London, No Pity, and Defiant Pose. Between 2007-10 he was editor of the Semina series for BookWorks in London..
Iphgenia Baal is a British writer and journalist. She is the author of The Hardy Tree (A Story about Gang Mentality) (2011), and a collection of short stories, Gentle Art (2012), Her work has appeared in the inaugural issue of Strike!, The Milan Review, Smoke: A London Peculiar and Teller. Brigget Penney was born in Edinburgh, lived in London and settled in Brighton. She is the author of Honeymoon with Death (Polygon, Edinburgh 1991), which was short-listed for the Saltire Society Scottish First Book of the Year Award. Her 2008 novella, Index, was published as part of Book Works' Semina series, edited by Stewart Home.
Karen Whiteson has had poetry published in numerous magazines and anthologies. She has written libretti for chamber operas and her radio play was broadcast on Radio 3. For now she is focused on short stories. Some of these have been published in the Edinburgh Review as well as in anthologies published by Penguin, Aurora, Metro and Unthank Books.
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