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Bookwood Book Fair

Bank Holiday Sunday’s Bookwood Book Fair at Netil Market will host readings from the freshest of London’s authors and poets and also provide a platform for a thought provoking discussion about death, dying and the nature of palliative care.

Bookwood Book Fair’s focus on the independent sector of the publishing industry will bring Arachne Press, And Other Stories, Maggie Hamand’s Complete Creative Writing Course, Influx Press, Jacaranda Books and Maia Press to the Netil Market courtyard for an exciting mix of storytelling, poetry and an opportunity to delve into the ultimate mystery faced by all at the end of life.

Sam Berkson will be reading from ‘Settled Wanderers’, his collection of translations and poetry centred on Saharawi refugees in Algeria: this books was funded by an innovative Kickstarter campaign and published by Influx Press.

Susana Moreira Marques is based in Lisbon. She is the author of ‘Now and at the Hour of Our Death’, an exploration of family, community and terminal illness in rural northern Portugal. Moreira Marques will be joined by fellow And Other Stories author Niyati Keni, a palliative care physician and author of ‘Esperanza Street’, a coming-of-age story set in a working class community in the Philippines. They'll talk about writing your debut, changing communities and working with death and palliative care.

Publisher of African and Diasporan stories, Jacaranda Books, extends Irenosen Okojie’s reach into the UK’s literary landscape with the release of ‘Butterfly Fish’, a novel that ‘masterfully combines elements of traditional Nigerian storytelling and magical realism in a multigenerational take of the legacy of inheritance.'

Jacaranda Books author, Frances Mensah Williams wrote herself into the WH Smith’s bestsellers list with her novel ‘From Pasta to Pigfoot’ a tale about an underachieving, pasta loving Hampstead girl, Faye Bonsu, and her flight to her Ghanaian roots in search of stronger flavours and cultural gravitas.

Saboteur Award winning Arachne Press editor, Cherry Potts, glories in short-form fiction and celebrates the press's third anniversary at Bookwood. Vintage specialist Guerrilla Bookshop brings a selection of children’s books, classic wine and food titles and collectable ephemera; alongside Daisy Evans’s Art and Architecture stall. The Complete Creative Writing Course director, Maggie Hamand, will be selling her own books and others from MAIA Press’s award winning back catalogue.

Coffee comes courtesy of mobile barista Make Coffee’s faithful tuk-tuk; and we do not take for granted the terra firma delights of the Netil Market courtyard: the fragrance and flavours of Africa and the Diaspora that emanate from Lemlem Kitchen and The Gamby Shack or the delight of a slim glass of pale ale from the kegs of ˚Plato Brewing Supplies and art and deco crafted and selected by Arma Glass and Earl of East London.

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