Thursday, 24 August 2017

HOUSMANS NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2017


Alan Wheatley

On Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 16:49, Housmans <shop@housmans.com> wrote:


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HOUSMANS NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2017

NEWS

1. Stop The Arms Fair – Disarm DSEI

INSTORE EVENTS
2. ‘Revenge of the Spoken - Gordon Lish in a Little Island Hotel’ with David Winters, David Hayden, Claire-Louise Bennett and Will Eaves
3. ‘Is Monogamy Dead?’ with Rosie Wilby
4. ‘Shy Radicals: The Antisystemic Politics Of The Militant Introvert’ with Hamja Ahsan and Dolly Sen
5.  ‘A New Man: Lesbian. Protest. Mania. Trans Man.’ with Charlie Kiss
6. ‘Tan Raptures’ with Alan Morrison and further readings from Niall McDevitt and Chris McCabe
7. ‘How to Resist: Turn Protest to Power’ with Matthew Bolton
8. Housmans Peace Diary Launch + ‘The Women's Peace Crusade 1917-1918’ with Alison Ronan 
9. ‘We're Queer And We Should Be Here: The perils and pleasures of being a gay football fan’ with Darryl Telles

READING AND DISCUSSION GROUPS10. Fuse Book Club – forthcoming titles
11. Feminist Sci-fi Book Club at Housmans
12. London Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group
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NEWS

1. Stop The Arms Fair – Disarm DSEI

The annual disgrace that is the DSEI arms fair is taking place in London again in September. The weapons sold here fuel the death, destruction and injustice perpetrated by militaries, police forces and at borders around the world. A coalition of groups are organising to block the event and shine a light on this state-sanctioned monstrosity.
The main day of action is September 9th, but there’s lots going on around that time. Please visit the following for full details:
https://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk
https://www.caat.org.uk
https://dsei.org

IN-STORE EVENTS


2. LOCOMOTRIX EVENT
'Revenge of the Spoken - Gordon Lish in a Little Island Hotel’
with David Winters, David Hayden, Claire-Louise Bennett and Will Eaves
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Thursday 24th August,7pm - Ticketed event - Entry £3/£5
To celebrate the publication of Gordon Lish's new fiction White Plains: Pieces & Witherlings (Little Island Press, 2017), Little Island Press and Hotel co-host an evening of readings on and around the works of Gordon Lish, with writers reading from their own works and from this new collection.
Please book tickets in advance from www.housmans.com/events.php
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3. ‘Is Monogamy Dead?’ with Rosie WilbyWednesday 30th August,7pm
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Award-winning comedian Rosie Wilby presents her hilarious and thought-provoking mix of memoir, heartache and science that puts 21st century relationships under the microscope.
click here for more info

4. ‘Shy Radicals: The Antisystemic Politics Of The Militant Introvert’
with Hamja Ahsan and Dolly Sen
Wednesday 13th September, 7pm
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Hamja Ahsan introduces his book which draws together communiqu├ęs, covert interviews, and underground histories of introvert struggles (Introfada) of the political demands of shy people.
click here for more info

5. ‘A New Man: Lesbian. Protest. Mania. Trans Man.’ with Charlie Kiss
Friday 15th September,7pm
A                NEW MAN
Charlie Kiss is a trans man, a former lesbian and activist at the anti-nuclear women’s peace camp at Greenham Common, and in 2015 became the first trans man to stand for Parliament. Charlie launches his autobiography which tells of his experiences.
click here for more info
6. POLITICAL POETRY:
‘Tan Raptures’ with Alan Morrison and support readings from Niall McDevitt and Chris McCabe
Thursday 21st September,7pm
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Taking its title from the brown envelopes that strike fear into benefit-claimants and the biblical Rapture , Alan Morrison's eighth collection imagines these letters as passports to a twisted Tory notion of salvation through benefit sanction.
click here for more info
7. ‘How to Resist: Turn Protest to Power’ with Matthew Bolton 
Wednesday 27th September,7pm
How                to Resist
Mathew Bolton presents an empowering and practical set of seven principles to effect actual change for the better in the world around us.
click here for more info

8. HOUSMANS PEACE DIARY LAUNCH
‘The Women's Peace Crusade 1917-1918’ with Alison Ronan 
Wednesday 4th October, 7pm
PEACE CRUSADE
To celebrate the launch of this year’s Housmans Peace Diary we welcome Dr Ronan to tell the lesser-known tale of the antimilitarist, socialist and internationalist Women’s Peace Crusade, which spread like wildfire across the country during the last years of the First World War.
click here for more info

9. ‘We're Queer and We Should Be Here: The perils and pleasures of being a gay football fan’ with Darryl Telles 
Friday 6th October,7pm
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Darryl Telles discusses his personal experiences of homophobia and racism as a football fan, and his wider campaign work to change the culture around and within football.
click here for more info

READING AND DISCUSSION GROUPS 

10. The Fuse Book Club – forthcoming titles

Fuse_logo_netHousmans has a monthly book club which usually meets on the second Thursday of the month, starting at 7pm in the shop. Forthcoming titles under discussion are:

Thursday 14th September
 ‘The Good Immigrant’ edited by Nikesh Shukla
The Good Immigrant brings together fifteen emerging British black, Asian and minority ethnic writers in a collection of essays about race, immigration, and the experience of being 'other' in the UK.

Thursday 12th October
‘The Underground Railroad’ by Colson Whitehead
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this novel tells the story of a young enslaved woman as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.
If you would like to find out more about the reading group, please email catherine@housmans.comThe Fuse has its own web page with more info here: http://www.housmans.com/fuse.php

11. Housmans Feminist Sci-fi Book Club
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Genderless societies, anarchist planets, polyamorous aliens, parthenogenesis, feminist militias, reproductive dystopias, cyborg families, and more at the new Housmans Feminist Sci-Fi Book Club! Join us at the bookshop on the first Thursday of every month, 7pm-9pm, starting Thursday June 1st. All genders welcome. Please bring drinks or snacks to share.

Thursday 7th September: ‘Lagoon’ by Nnedi Okorafor
Thursday 5th October: ‘The Power’ by Naomi Alderman

Book Club books available at 20% discount from Housmans. Any questions please email Hannah on scifi@housmans.com 

12. London Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group
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Housmans has a regular Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group, who meet on the second Tuesday of the month. All are welcome, but please be prepared to join in the discussion. Please try to turn up by 7pm sharp. 

We sometimes take a break over the summer - this year we’ll be taking a break from the regular meetings for two months  – August and September. When we’re back in the autumn, our plans for OCTOBER and NOVEMBER are to discuss NONVIOLENCE AND SPORT, and to revisit NONVIOLENT ACTIVISM – CONSCIENCE, CONVENIENCE AND COMPROMISE. See you then!

For more information please visit: http://londonpacifismnonviolence.wordpress.com/

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