The Goodbye Library at London Word Festival

20th Apr 2011


Although this year’s shenanigans are already in full swing, The Goodbye Library caught my eye the most. Taking place a week today on Wednesday 27th April at The Nave, it’s a ‘light-hearted lament for the library,’ with readings, songs and poetry.

Featuring Emmy The Great and Jack Underwood, there’ll also be contributions from artist Miriam Elia, poet Joe Dunthorne and Elizabeth Sankey (one half of Summer Camp).

Also present will be the Ladies of the Press – duo Ana Čavić and Renée O’Drobinak – who’ll be compiling a bespoke library-themed zine in commemoration of the evening.

Attendees are asked to bring a book they no longer want with them, and the Ladies of the Press will be using extracts from these in the souvenir gazette that they’ll be making on the night.

Want to go? Tickets are £9 in advance or £11 on the door. Have a nosey at the LFW website for more.

Jane Bradley