Tickets are now on sale for the Polari series reading on Monday, Sept. 8, 7:45 p.m. at Southbank Centre. I'll be reading alongside Joanna Briscoe (her latest novel is called Touched), Carole Morin, and Trudy Howson. The funny and fabulous writer Paul Burston is curator and host. Click here to buy tickets. They usually sell out fast, so if you happen to be in London that evening, get yours now.
I had the great honor of reading at Polari back in 2012 just after Remain In Light came out. The audience was kindly receptive to my reading a passage from the novel, but what really delighted them was work from the then-forthcoming poetry collection Render. I'll be reading selections from Render this time around and maybe a couple of new pieces. I'm re-posting the video of me reading "The Virgin Mary Appears In A Highway Underpass" at Polari below. It still makes me laugh at how much the audience got into this piece.