Location: The Tabernacle 35 Powis Square LONDON W11 2AY
Speaker: Deborah Levy, Alan Johnson, Marcus du Sautoy, Claire Messud, Beau Lotto
Information: Tickets £20.00 (discounts for artists and students)
"5x15's packed soirees feel like an evening of offline, communal surfing, it's due as much to the eclectic menu of speakers as to the short time allotted to each..."The New York Times - See more at: http://5x15stories.com/event/july-1st-2013-the-tabernacle/#sthash.u6miWuQE.dpuf
Location: Dartington Hall Droridge Farm Dartington Totnes Devon TQ9 6JG
The Telegraph Ways With Words festival of words and ideas (5 - 15 July 2013) is a vibrant and joyful 10-day event, a chance for those who read books to meet those who write them. The setting is glorious, the atmosphere is invigorating. People come together in spectacular surroundings to share the pleasure and power of language and ideas. The warmth and energy of this lively gathering make it a memorable occasion.
The programme for 2013 is now available and can be downloaded here
Location: 14 Bury Place London WC1A 2JL
Speaker: Joshua Cohen, Brian Dillon
Information: Tickets £7.00 ea
Joshua Cohen was born in New Jersey in 1980 and is the author of five works of fiction. Of one of them, Witz, the LRB’s Christian Lorentzen wrote (in the New York Observer) ‘[It is] the sort of postmodern epic that arrives like a comet about once every decade, like Infinite Jest or Gravity’s Rainbow.’ In Attention! a (short) history (Notting Hill Editions) he turns his shrewdly attentive gaze on attention itself: what it has been, what it is now, how we pay it, and how it can be earned or won. Leibniz, the Bible, the James brothers, psychometrics and Classical myth collide in a dazzling exploration of looking at and seeing through. Joshua will be in conversation with Brian Dillon, another writer for whom looking and seeing are important subjects. He is a prolific commentator on culture and the arts, the author of several works of fiction and non-fiction, and is currently UK editor of the quarterly journal Cabinet.