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Past EventsSaturday, February 26

Bookniks Salon

Samantha Ellis
Eve Grubin
Vivi Lachs
Maya Levy
Joanne Limburg
Adam Taylor

A literary salon with a twist (or two). We discovered hidden Yiddish London, heard from the frontline of the ‘Sheitl-gate’ scandal and found out what happened to the woman who thought too much.

It featured live music inspired by the Spanish civil-war, spoken-word performances, spontaneous poetry-toorder, an interactive sculpture and even a free glass of wine.

Samantha Ellis is a playwright. Cling To Me Like Ivy centres on the ‘sheitel crisis’ of 2004. She is currently on attachment at the Hampstead Theatre.

Eve Grubin’s book of poems Morning Prayer was published by the SheepMeadow Press. She teaches at NYU in London, is a tutor at The Poetry School, and Poet in Residence at the LSJS.

Vivi Lachs has been called the Yiddish London folksong detective. She collects, performs and records Yiddish songs about London with the band Klezmer Klub.

Maya Levy is the artistic director of Open Arts Café. She recently devised a one woman musical mystery, Troiseaux.

Joanne Limburg has published two highly acclaimed collections of poetry. Her latest book is The Woman Who Thought Too Much, a memoir about OCD, anxiety and poetry.

Adam Taylor writes and broadcasts topical poems for The World Today on the BBC World Service. God’s Face in Your Gazpacho is his collection of poetry.

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