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Live fiction from Open Pen Magazine – Runner up for ‘Best Magazine’ at the Saboteur Literary Awards.
FERNANDO SDRIGOTTI – Writer Fernando Sdrigotti reads from his east London set Issue Seventeen cover story, Only Up Here. Copies of Issue Seventeen will be available free on the night.
NICK BLACK – Nick Black reads from his Issue Seventeen Woody-esque tale, Even Dead, I’m Neurotic.
AMY VICTORIA GRAY – Reading flash fiction pieces from Open Pen and beyond.
HOLLY WATSON – Reading from her much-loved zine The Coventry Conch, detailing the growing pains of live on the outskirts of the midlands town.
Special Guest: NORTH MORGAN – Between London and Los Angeles, the gym and the gay scene, Instagram and Grindr, what it means to be a gay man has never been so bisected. North Morgan reads from his new novel, Love Notes to Men Who Don’t Read.
BOBBY NAYYAR – Limehouse Books editor Bobby Nayyar reads poetry from his new collection, Glass Scissors.
OPEN PEN BEAT JAZZ HOUSE BAND – Pies Pereira and pianist J. Keys return with beaten jazz with an ugly, fugly twist.
tickets
£10 – Entry and The Open Pen Anthology book.
£5 – Entry
£3 – NUS / OAP / Unemployed / Poor on the door.

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Past Events

 

Wednesday, 6th April, 7pm

The Open Pen Anthology South London Launch – Clapham Books, London.

Friday, 11th March – 6:30 open. 7pm start.

The Open Pen Anthology Launch – Brick Lane Bookshop, London.

Tuesday, 15th March – 7pm

The Open Pen Anthology @ Yurt Salon – Yurt Cafe, St. Katharine’s Precinct, London.

Wednesday, 23rd March

The Open Pen Anthology Hackneyed – Burley Fisher Books, Hackney, London.

OPEN PEN LIVE JAMBOREE 2015 AUGUST

19/8/15 – OPEN PEN – ANTHOLOGY KICKSTARTER LAUNCH

at JAMBOREE, LIMEHOUSE, CABLE STREET STUDIOS

 

 

OPLIVEFEB2015

26/02/15 – OPEN PEN LIVE 

Writers showcase – ALL YOU READ IS LOVE, LEYTONSTONE

 

 

 

OPLIVEJAM08/02/15 – OPEN PEN LIVE 

at JAMBOREE, LIMEHOUSE, CABLE STREET STUDIOS

 

 

 

OPENPENLIVE_WEB2DEC201404/12/14 – at OPEN PEN at The Star By Hackney Downs

LIVE READINGS – LIT COMEDY – BEAT JAZZ – SPECIAL GUEST AUTHOR FROM LIMEHOUSE BOOKS

 

 

 

OPENPENLIVE11_WEBFLYER10/4/14 – Open Pen – Open Pen Live

LIVE READINGS – LIT COMEDY – BEAT JAZZ – CHEAP BOOZE

HACKNEY UNITED SERVICES CLUB – 69 POWERSCROFT ROAD, CLAPTON, E5, 0PT

 


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13/2/14 – Open Pen – Ten Issues Old

LIVE READINGS – LIT COMEDY – A LIVE PLAY – BEAT JAZZ – CHEAP BOOZE

HACKNEY UNITED SERVICES CLUB – 69 POWERSCROFT ROAD, CLAPTON, E5, 0PT

 

OPLIVENOV_WEBFLYER_SHORTTEXT14/11/13 – Open Pen Live 

HACKNEY UNITED SERVICES CLUB – 69 POWERSCROFT ROAD, CLAPTON, E5, 0PT

 

 

OPENPENLIVE_MAILER5/9/13 – Open Pen Live – HACKNEY UNITED SERVICES CLUB – 69 POWERSCROFT ROAD, CLAPTON, E5, 0PT

 

 

 

 

OutWordposter222/11/12 – Open Pen & London Writers’ Cafe present ‘Out Word’ –
Live readings, spoken word, literary comedy and a microfiction competition. All compered by Londonist Out Loud’s N. Quentin Woolf.

 

 

 

 

Issue_Six_livereadingsmall16/10/12 – Issue Six Out Loud at LXV Books, Bethnal Green

Readings from Issue Six Winners.

 

 

 

ISSUEFIVEHALFMAILER5/7/12 – Open Pen Out Loud: Issue Five (and a half) at LXV Books, Bethnal Green
Live performance of Remie Purtill-Clarke’s tiny play from Issue Five, plus a feast of other delights, including a dramatic reading from failed local thespian Piers Pereira who will be reading from the very worst ‘sexually charged’ submissions to Open Pen (honestly, we receive… loads) in a new and regular segment called ‘Filthy Fiction’.

 

 

OPENPEN_QUIZ_FLYER10/06/12 – Book Quiz at Biddle Bros, Hackney
More booky questions to keep you booky people on your toes with the promise of a cash prize, another of our unique “performance” rounds and much more.

 

 

 

OP5READINGS24/05/12 – Reading III at Cakey Muto, Hackney
Readings from Issue 5 Winner Xanthi Barker & Runner Up David Gill served with a sprinkling of spoken word from Piers Periera.

 

 

 

27/04/12 – Book Quiz at Biddle Bros, Hackney
Literary themed questions with a twist. The winning team took home £20 cash, a bottle of wine and various other goodies. The team in last place took home a can of White Ace.

22/03/12 – Reading II at LXV Books, Bethnal Green
Readings from Issue 4 Winner Kate Ellis and runners up Darren Lee & Allie Moh.

25/10/11 – Reading I at LXV Books, Bethnal Green
Readings from Issue 2 winner Anna Harvey and Issue 3 winner Eddie Willson & special guests Lotte Daley, author of Faking It and Stewart Ferris of Summersdale Publishing.

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