open pen live

P-A-R-T-W-H-Y

TONIGHT

WED, AUG 16

OPEN PEN SUMMER PARTY, at our favourite venue,
the Jamboree, Limehouse, East London.

TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR – £6

7pm doors, 7:45 showtime.


Featuring

LIVE JAZZ FROM

THE OPEN PEN HOUSE BEAT JAZZ BAND

AND SPECIAL GUESTS

VICE QUINTET

Readings from:

Irenosen Okojie

Author of short fiction collection ‘Speak Gigantular (Jaracanda Books)

Gary Budden

Reading from his debut fiction collection ‘Hollow Shores‘ (Dead Ink)

And Open Pen authors:

Rob True
Leo X Robertson
Holly Watson
Mazin Saleem

Open Pen Summer Party poster

live for augustus

This Wednesday, August 19th,
Open Pen Magazine is LIVE
Tickets are £5 (available here or on the door),
doors open at 7pm (the show will start at 8pm, and finish around 10pm).
Open Pen February Jamboree

Open Pen LIVE – Last time out at the Jamboree.

Live Fiction

Ben Byrne and his short fiction have appeared in Litro magazine and Writer’s Hub, and now on the cover of Open Pen Magazine. His first novel, ‘Fire Flowers’ was published by Europa Editions in the UK & US in February 2015.
Offbeat Tasmanian writer Tadhg Muller is finding his unique style of writing in high demand. He has been published in several literary journals, and in the short fiction collection Transportation: Islands and Cities.Darren Lee is a storytelling stalwart. He has been published twice in Open Pen, and has had his short stories published in several books, including FUGUE (Siren Press)

There are few spoken word performers as jarring and amusing as Mat Woolfenden. His fiction is often performed live, and a taster can be viewed here.

Live Music

Henry & the Hoorays play a mix of folk and humorous songs, some self-composed and quite a few covers, including ‘The Mary Ellen Carter’ by Stan Rogers, a fabulous tale of ships, storms and the strength of men with a common goal.
We’ll also have the Open Pen Beat Jazz Duo which consists of a talented pianist and a less talented Piers Pereira.