Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Salt Margins @ The Whitechapel Gallery, London: this Thursday, April 5th

Salt Margins @ The Whitechapel Gallery

The Whitechapel Gallery, 80-82 Whitechapel Road, London E1 7QX
First Thursday of every month, 7pm start, Free entry

The UK's most exciting live literature promoters, Penned in the Margins, are
joining forces with creative publishing house, Salt Publishing, for a series
of free events at East London's Whitechapel Gallery. Heavily seasoned with poetry, storytelling, comedy, live drawing and music, the eclectic Salt Margins line-up is carefully blended to provide one of London's most innovative performance nights, all in the comfort of The Whitechapel's chic bar space.

THIS WEEK: Thursday 5 April, 7pm, Free
The first taste of Salt Margins comes on in April. Chrissie Gittins reads
from her new collection of short stories, Family Connections (Salt). Donal
Coonan from Channel 4's thisisaknife will entertain with his unique brand of
leftfield comedy. Tamsin Kendrick performs intelligent, streetwise poetry.
Meanwhile music is provided by folksy troubadour Simon Kitchener and his

Thursday 3 May, 7pm, Free
In May, poet and former professional snooker player Jane Holland reads from
Boudicca & Co (Salt) and Stuart Taylor premieres his poetic exploration of
the city, Metropol. Cult author Amy Prior fuses words and visuals with her
latest book I Can't Believe How Great I Feel, featuring live drawing from
Sarah Doyle. Plus, bright young thing Joe Dunthorne reads a selection of
poems and stories.

About Penned in the Margins
Acknowledged as the UK's most exciting live literature producers, Penned in
the Margins spend their time seeking out the hottest new artists and
supporting them with events, nationwide tours and publishing ventures to
allow their words to be heard. Hosting regular spots at East London music
venue The Spitz, they also provide artists for music and literature
festivals throughout the country, including Ilkley, Durham, and Truck

About Salt Publishing
Salt is the UK's leading publisher of poetry and short fiction, shortlisted
as one of the most innovative publishers in the Independent Publishing
Awards, 2007,. Salt's award-winning, internationally-acclaimed lists include
Earthworks, new Native American literature, as well as the most exciting
voices from the UK, US, Australia and beyond.

Editors: for further information please contact Tom Chivers on 07729 887 236
or info@pennedinthemargins.co.uk

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