HOUSMANS BOOKS NEWSLETTER JUNE 2018

30 May 2018 — Housmans Books

NEWS
1. London Radical Bookfair 2018 + ARB Shortlist 20% Discount
2. Feminist Book Fortnight:
Saturday 16th June to Saturday 30th June
3. Stir To Action’s New Economy programme
4. GDPR Update

INSTORE EVENTS
5. ‘Rojava: Revolution, War and the Future of Syria’s Kurds’ with Thomas Schmidinger
6. ‘Sex, Shame and Problematic Ancestry in Queer Poetry’ with Richard Scott and Keith Jarrett. Hosted by Eleanor Penny 
7. ‘The Experiment: Georgia’s Forgotten Revolution 1918-1921’with Eric Lee
8. Feminism is Magic: Feminist Book Fortnight Launch Party
9. ‘Feminism and Complicity’ with Ellie Jupp, Sara de Jong and Erin Sanders-McDonagh
10. ‘Hallelujah for 50ft Women’: Poems with The Raving Beauties
11. ‘Depraved & Corrupted: Feminism, Sexuality & Obscenity Law’ with Catherine Scott, Lola Phoenix, Zak Jane Keir, Itziar Bilbao Urrutia 

READING AND DISCUSSION GROUPS
12. Fuse Book Club – forthcoming titles
13. Feminist Sci-fi Book Club at Housmans
14. London Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group
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NEWS

1. London Radical Bookfair 2018 + ARB Shortlist 20% Discount
 
As mentioned last month The Alliance of Radical Booksellers have announces the shortlists for the Bread & Roses Award for Radical Publishing and also The Little Rebels Children’s Book Award. Details on the list can be found here: http://www.bread-and-roses.co.uk and here https://littlerebels.org
Naturally, all shortlisted titles are available at Housmans, and for a limited time we are offering 20% off all shortlisted titles!

As ever, many of the shortlisted authors will be speaking at the London Radical Bookfair THIS SATURDAY, Check out the full programme of events and stall holders here: https://londonradicalbookfair.wordpress.com
It’s always a great day so really hope to see you there.

2. Feminist Book Fortnight: Saturday 16th June to Saturday 30th June

This year sees a very welcome return of the Feminist Book Fortnight, a once regular annual fixture of the 1980s radical bookselling calendar. Check out the link for what participating bookshops are up to: https://feministbookfortnight.wordpress.com

Here at Housmans we’ve got four great events lined up over the fortnight, and we’ll also be putting feminist titles front and centre in our shop displays. Details on our events can be found below in the event listings section.

3. Stir To Action’s New Economy programme

Solidarity plug for our friends at the always grassroots-centric, community building Stir To Action. 6 Days left of their crowdfunder and they’re really near to reaching their goal. Check the link for all the details…
https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/stir-to-action

4. GDPR Update

If you are receiving this newsletter it is because you have chosen to subscribe to it having given written consent using the form at the shop. Due to the changes in GDPR legislation, we are restating that fact that you are subscribed to this Housmans Newsletter mailing list and that we will only contact you with relevant information about upcoming events and services from Housmans Bookshop.

Your data will not be shared or sent to any third party. You can unsubscribe from this list at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of the newsletter. For all other inquires about this issue please visit our Privacy Policy page. 

IN-STORE EVENTS

5. ‘Rojava: Revolution, War and the Future of Syria’s Kurds’ with Thomas Schmidinger
Thursday 31st May, 7pm – Entry £3 redeemable against purchase

Based on over 17 years of research and fieldwork, Thomas Schmidinger provides a detailed introduction to the history and political situation in Rojava, examining the realities often overlooked or misunderstood by Western radicals who project their own values onto the revolution.

6. LOCOMOTRIX PRESENTS: ‘Sex, Shame and Problematic Ancestry in Queer Poetry’
with Richard Scott and Keith Jarrett. Hosted by Eleanor Penny 
Wednesday 6th June, 7pm Booking essential. Tickets at www.housmans.com/events.php  

Richard will be reading from his critically acclaimed collection ‘Soho’ (published by Faber) and Keith will be reading from his collection ‘Selah’. They will be joined by Eleanor to explore the theme of (often problematic) literary gay ancestry and how sex and shame have influenced their work. 
click here for more info

7. ‘The Experiment: Georgia’s Forgotten Revolution 1918-1921’ with Eric Lee
Wednesday 13th June, 7pm – Entry £3 redeemable against purchase
Entry £3 redeemable against purchase

A remarkable account of the only large scale attempt in history to create a democratic, non-authoritarian, fully socialist society, which lasted just three years before it was brutally crushed on the orders of Stalin.
click here for more info

8. Feminism is Magic: Feminist Book Fortnight Launch Party
Friday 15th June, 7pm- Free Entry

To celebrate Feminist Book Fortnight at Housmans, come join us for drinks, feminist tunes and very special discount on feminist titles, plus new titles specially in store for FBF.
click here for more info

9. ‘Feminism and Complicity’ with Ellie Jupp, Sara de Jong and Erin Sanders-McDonagh
Wednesday 20th June, 7pm Booking essential. Tickets at www.housmans.com/events.php  

Our guests discuss how some forms of feminism have been complicit with perpetuating injustices and inequalities, for example by colluding with neoliberalism, racism and trans-exclusion. Each of the speakers will draw on their respective research projects on women and austerity, sex workers, and NGOs to challenge feminist practices and ask if we are doing enough to build solidarities across movements. 
click here for more info

10.’ Hallelujah for 50ft Women’: Poems with The Raving Beauties
Thursday 21st June, 7pm-  Booking essential. Tickets at www.housmans.com/events.php

Come to Housmans to celebrate Feminist Book Fortnight with a performance by Raving Beauties of poetry selected from Hallelujah for 50ft Women, a poetry anthology that sings the praises of women’s bodies: bodies of all sizes, ages and colours.
click here for more info

11. ‘Depraved & Corrupted: Feminism, Sexuality & Obscenity Law’ with Catherine Scott, Lola Phoenix, Zak Jane Keir, Itziar Bilbao Urrutia 
Wednesday 27th June, 7pm Booking essential. Tickets at www.housmans.com/events.php

In what promises to be a lively, risque and feminist-centric discussion as part of Feminist Book Fortnight, four people with very different experiences of obscenity law discuss what the term means in supposedly liberal modern society, and its implications for those whose sexuality still falls outside of Gayle Rubin’s ‘charmed circle’. 
click here for more info

READING AND DISCUSSION GROUPS

12. The Fuse Book Club – forthcoming titles


Housmans has a monthly book club which usually meets on the second Thursday of the month, starting at 7pm in the shop. Forthcoming titles under discussion are:

Thursday 14th June The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin
Thursday 12th July Clothes, Clothes, Clothes, Music, Music, Music, Boys, Boys, Boys by Viv Albertine

If you would like to find out more about the reading group, please email catherine@housmans.com. The Fuse has its own web page with more info here: http://www.housmans.com/fuse.php

13. Housmans Feminist Sci-fi Book Club

Genderless societies, anarchist planets, polyamorous aliens, parthenogenesis, feminist militias, reproductive dystopias, cyborg families, and more at the Housmans Feminist Sci-Fi Book Club! Join us at the bookshop on the first Thursday of every month, 7pm-9pm. All genders welcome. Please bring drinks or snacks to share.
 
Thursday 7th June:
 The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
Thursday 5th July: The Passion of New Eve by Angela Carter

Book Club books available at 20% discount from Housmans. Any questions please email Hannah on scifi@housmans.com  or check the book club page here.

14. London Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group

Housmans has a regular Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group, who meet on the second Tuesday of the month. All are welcome, but please be prepared to join in the discussion. Please try to turn up by 7pm sharp.

At the June meeting (on Tuesday 12 June), the issue to be discussed is NONVIOLENCE AND TAKING SIDES.

And in July (on Tuesday 10 July), the topic will be PACIFISM AND BORDERS.

For more information please visit: http://londonpacifismnonviolence.wordpress.com/ 
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