29 November 2012
Launch of Book Slam Vol.II (West)
The denouement of our book launch trilogy got toes tapping, knickers twisting and ears burning. Our guests on the night included our old friend and the bard of bawd, Luke Wright, the masterful voice behind 'Red Dust Road', 'Fiere' and 'Reality, Reality', Jackie Kay, and the warm and charming, Stephen K Amos, reading from his memoire, 'I Used To Say My Mother Was Shirley Bassey'. Music was rockabilly gypsy jazz on a harp from Lucinda Belle - and damn brilliant it was too.
The Book Slam Annual collects brilliant, newly-commissioned, exclusive writing from some of our favourite alumni into a quite beautiful, limited edition, cloth-bound hardback, each individually numbered and signed by all the authors. 'Too Much Too Young: Book Slam Vol. II' includes new stories by David Nicholls, Diana Evans, Jeremy Dyson, Marina Lewycka, Emylia Hall, Nikesh Shukla, Jesse Armstrong, Jackie Kay, Craig Taylor, Patrick Neate, Salena Godden and Chris Cleave.