This Saturday, The Camden School of Enlightenment is coming to the International Alternative Press Festival, at London's Conway Hall. The show's at 1:45 sharp and will include your dearly beloved editors, Jon and Kirsty, on the interface between poetry and computer games. It will also feature
Abi Palmer, with a new What's New, Pussycat? update on her favourite compulsive amazon.com cat calendar critic. Tony Hickson, former paparazzo, knife-thrower and star of Byker Grove, will offer true stories and lifestyle tips. I shall be talking about Sir Henry Newbolt: Victorian balladeer, naval weaponry designer and menage-a-trois-er.
The festival is on Saturday and Sunday 4th-5th August, and other spoken word events include
- live storysketching
- Listen Softly, an afternoon of storytelling with words and handmade fabrics, presented by Ceri May
- left-field poetry collective Vintage Poison, maybe in collaboration with Michael Horovitz
- Structo magazine's So Bad it's Good - Adventures in Terrible Writing