Weather permitting, we're flying to London tomorrow for two events. Join us if you can:
Sunday, February 28, 3:00 - Jewish Book Week : Drawing on his acclaimed A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, David Lehman will delve into the American songbook—the compendium of music written from the 1920s to the 1960s that includes Broadway hits, Hollywood musicals and Tin Pan Alley tunes. He'll be in conversation with writer and filmmaker Naomi Gryn. Highlights of Gryn's wide-ranging career include playing a hairdresser in The Crying Game and winning a gold D&D award shortly before abandoning what might have been a lucrative career as a commercials producer to make documentaries for radio and television. Venue: Royal National Hotel,Bedford Way,London WC10DG. For information and tickets go here.
Monday, March 1, 7:00 PM: David Lehman and Mark Ford will read in support of Oxfam's Young British Poets DVD project. Several leading younger British poets will open the night: Emily Berry, Liz Berry, Kayo Chingonyi, Luke Kennard and Heather Phillipson. The Oxfam shop, 91 Marylebone High Street, London W1. More information here.