London Readings

We’re delighted to announce our second London event at The Music Room, 49 Great Ormond Street. Featuring readings from Bernard O’Donoghue, Angela T. Carr, John Freeman, Gary Budden, Lucie McKnight Hardy & Grahame Williams. Hosted by John Lavin & Michou Burckett St. Laurent. There are a limited number of tickets for this event, which may be purchased below via PayPal. Date: 07/03/19. Time: 7pm (Readings to commence at 730pm). 

Venue: The Music Room, 49 Great Ormond Street, WC1N 3JL.

Tickets are priced at £5. The ticket price includes £5 off Issue 10 of The Lonely Crowd (r.r.p. £9) and complimentary drinks & snacks.

The Lonely Crowd: London Readings: £5

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 About the Authors

Gary Budden is a writer and editor. His book of uncanny psychogeographies and landscape punk, Hollow Shores, was published in 2017 by Dead Ink, and his dark fiction novella Judderman (as D.A. Northwood) was published in 2018 by the Eden Book Society. His short story ‘Greenteeth’ was nominated for a 2017 British Fantasy Award and adapted into a short film by the filmmaker Adam Scovell.  His work has been published widely, including in Structo, Black Static, Unthology, Gorse, and Year’s Best Weird Fiction.

Angela T. Carr’s debut collection How To Lose Your Home & Save Your Life won the Cork Literary Review Poetry Manuscript Competition in 2013. Her work is published in journals in the UK, Ireland and the US, and has been placed or shortlisted in competitions including The London Magazine, Bristol Poetry Prize, Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition and Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. Originally from Glasgow, she lives in Dublin.

Bernard O’Donoghue was born in Cullen, County Cork, in 1945, later moving to Manchester. He studied Medieval English at Oxford University, where he is a teacher and Fellow in English at Wadham College. He is a poet and literary critic, and author of Seamus Heaney and the Language of Poetry (1995). His poetry collections are Poaching Rights (1987); The Weakness (1991); Gunpowder (1995), winner of the 1995 Whitbread Poetry Award; Here Nor There (1999); and Outliving (2003). His work of verse translation, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, was published in 2006 and a Selected Poems in 2008.

Bernard O’Donoghue received a Cholmondeley Award in 2009. His most recent poetry collections are Farmers Cross (2011) and The Seasons of Cullen Church (2016), both of which were shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize.

John Freeman is a prize-winning poet and critic whose work has appeared in magazines and anthologies over several decades. His most recent books are What Possessed Me (Worple Press), and Strata Smith and the Anthropocene (Knives Forks and Spoons Press), both published in 2016. Earlier collections include A Suite for Summer (Worple), White Wings: New and Selected Prose Poems (Contraband Books), Landscape with Portraits (Redbeck Press) and The Light Is Of Love, I Think: New and Selected Poems (Stride Editions). Stride also published a collection of essays, The Less Received: Neglected Modern PoetsWhat Possessed Me won the Roland Mathias Poetry Award as part of the Wales Book of the Year Awards in November 2017.

Lucie McKnight Hardy grew up in West Wales, and is a Welsh speaker. She has various pieces of short fiction published or forthcoming in print and online, and her debut novel, Water Shall Refuse Them, will be published by Dead Ink Books in 2019. She has an MA in creative writing from Manchester Metropolitan University, and has worked in the advertising, marketing and public relations industries. She lives in Herefordshire with her husband and three children. She likes Herefordshire, but she’d rather live in Europe.

Grahame Williams is from County Down, Northern Ireland. His work has appeared in The Stinging Fly, the Letters Page and in 2014/15 he received an Arvon/Jerwood Mentorship for fiction writing. His current work in progress is a novel about a father, a son and the construction of a giant girl in the last of the Belfast shipyards.


Photo of Bernard O’Donoghue © James Connolly.