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Monthly book discussion group for gay and bisexual men covering all forms of non-fiction such as biography, science writing, history etc... anything which takes our fancy. The main idea is to stimulate discussion about the world with some refreshments thrown in at a Bloomsbury location. Particularly for those who enjoy the exploration of ideas. Keen to encourage those with flexible/questioning minds who will not be threatened by considering a range of points of view. The idea is to make new friends in an environment of stimulating conversation. Hoping to meet monthly on a Monday evening.

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40 Years of Gays The Word: A Celebration

The Knowledge Centre at The British Library

Hey While I was browsing my emails, I saw this event. To change, it is not a reading, but talks and discussion for the 40 Years of Gays The Word at British Library hosted by Damian Barr who is an Award winning Writer, journalist and host of his own infamous Literary which premieres work from established and emerging writers "Gay’s the Word, in Bloomsbury, was founded in early 1979 and named after the last musical written by Ivor Novello. It was the UK’s first dedicated lesbian and gay bookshop. Numerous groups have met at the bookshop throughout its history. From 1984 to 1985 Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners convened there and collected money outside, as immortalised in the 2014 film Pride. " Text credits : British Library At this event : "Damian Barr is an award-winning writer, journalist and host of his own infamous Literary Salon which premieres work from established and emerging writers. Juno Dawson is an author of dark teen thrillers. Her first non-fiction book, Being a Boy, tackled puberty, sex and relationships in a frank and funny fashion, and a follow-up for young LGBT people, This Book is Gay. Philip Hensher’s novels include Kitchen Venom, which won the Somerset Maugham Award, Other Lulus and The Mulberry Empire. The Northern Clemency was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2008 and Scenes From Early Life won the 2013 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize. VG Lee is the author of five novels and a collection of short stories. In 2012, Lee was nominated for a Stonewall Award for writing. Her most recent novel, Mr Oliver’s Object of Desire was runner-up for the YLVA Publishing Literary Prize for Fiction 2017. Jim MacSweeney came to the UK from Cork in 1982 to study drama. While living in London he came out as a gay man. After working for a number of years with Minority Rights Group he joined Gay's The Word in 1989 which he's managed for the last 22 years. Richard Scott's poems have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies including Poetry Review, Poetry London, Swimmers, The Poetry of Sex (Penguin) and Butt Magazine. His pamphlet Wound, published by Rialto, won the Michael Marks Poetry Award 2016. Andrew McMillan's debut award winning collection, physical, was the first ever poetry collection to win The Guardian First Book Award and was shortlisted for numerous others including The Dylan Thomas Prize. Sarah Waters was born in Wales. She has won a Betty Trask Award, the Somerset Maugham Award and her books have been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize. Gregory Woods is the author of Articulate Flesh: Male Homo-eroticism and Modern Poetry (, A History of Gay Literature: The Male Tradition and Homintern: How Gay Culture Liberated the Modern World. His main poetry collections, of which An Ordinary Dog was the most recent, are published by Carcanet Press. He was Emeritus Professor of Gay and Lesbian Studies at Nottingham Trent University." Text credits : British Library For those who interested, you need to book your ticket at British Library. The ticket cost : 10£ https://www.bl.uk/events/40-years-of-gays-the-word-a-celebration?utm_source=eflyer&utm_medium=email&utm_term=event_6_title&utm_campaign=%5bEvents%5d+Winter+launch+-+general+onsale+-+member And after, I thought it would be nice to stay for a drink for those who have the time to exchange your thoughts Speak soon and if there is anything let me know

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