Lucy Caldwell author her own collection, Multitudes, guest edits the sixth volume of Faber's running series of new Irish short stories. Contributors to this diverse collection include: Kevin Barry, Eimear McBride, Lisa McInerney, Stuart Neville, Sally Rooney, Kit de Waal and Belinda McKeon. Readings, Panel Discussion and Q & A. Brick Lane Bookshop, 166 Brick Lane, E1 6RU. 7pm Find out more
Thursday 12th SeptemberBitch Lit Monthly
This book club devoted to new feminist writing and cult classics by women is a fun, wine-fueled discussion led by literary critic Lucy Scholes. In this session, the focus is Rita Mae Brown’s revolutionary novel (1973) Rubyfruit Jungle, which follows a young gay woman learning to stay true to herself in1950s America. Waterstones, 82 Gower Street, WC1E 6EQ. 6.30 Find out more
Saturday 14th SeptemberLetters Live
Great performers read remarkable letters from down the centuries and around the world in this celebration of literary correspondence.
Letters Live is inspired by Shaun Usher’s international best-selling Letters of Note series and Simon Garfield’s To the Letter. Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX. 7pm Find out more
Monday 23rd SeptemberSmash It: Working Class Artists Making It Happen
To celebrate the launch of the anthology, Smashing It, TV presenter Omar Hamdi hosts performances and readings by a range of artists, musicians, film-makers and writers followed by a panel discussion. Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX. 7.45pm Find out more