Tuesday, 31st January 6.30 for 7pm LAURA DEL-RIVO and MICHAEL HOROVITZ In Conversation with Julian Mash, formerly of the Travel Bookshop
Ladbroke Grove Underground
This event brings together two local writers to discuss their work, and the lives and times that influenced them.
Laura Del-Rivo's debut novel The Furnished Room was published in 1961, and filmed in 1963 by Michael Winner as West 11. Recently re-published, the novel was described in the Guardian as "an evocative taste of black-coffee blues". She was part of a loose collective of writers and artists including Colin Wilson and Alexander Trocchi, and was photographed by Ida Kar. In addition to writing, Del-Rivo had a series of jobs, including working as a bookseller, a Lyons' counter hand and an art-school model before she started running a market stall in Portobello Road, where she is still a regular stall-holder.
Michael Horovitz is an internationalist polymath. He has edited and published New Departures and coordinated the Poetry Olympics festivals for 50 years (poetryolympics.com). He was described by Allen Ginsberg as a "Popular, Experienced, Experimental, Jazz Generation, New Jerusalem, Sensitive Bard", and his magnum opus, A New Waste Land, was selected as Book of the Year by D.J. Taylor in the Independent as "A deeply felt clarion call from the radical underground". He has been a Notting Hill resident for most of his adult life, his artworks and picture-poems continue to be exhibited locally and internationally, and he currently performs in a jazz poetry duo with Stan Tracey as well as with the ebullient William Blake Klezmatrix band.
All events cost £5, include wine and take place at the Lutyens & Rubinstein Bookshop, 21 Kensington Park Road, London W11 2EU
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