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Host: Southbank Centre
Location: Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall Southbank Centre Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX
Speaker: Adam Mars-Jones

Author and critic Adam Mars-Jones headlines the first Polari of the year.

His many books include Pilcrow, Blind Bitter Happiness, The Waters of Thirst, Monopolies of Loss, The Darker Proof: Stories from a CrisisMae West is Dead and Noriko Smiling, a long form essay on Late Spring directed by Yasujiro Ozu. His latest book is Kid Gloves, a memoir about his father.

The event also features readings by Alex Marwood,  Timothy Graves, Stevie Henden and Anya Nyx.

London's award winning LGBT literary salon is now in its ninth year. Based at Southbank Centre, it showcases the best in emerging and established testimony to queer hearts and lives. Polari is curated and hosted by author and journalist Paul Burston.

On Paul Burston
'Easily one of the most important commentators of his generation' (Attitude Magazine)

On Polari
'I love doing Polari – a blend of audience sweetness, panache, cleverness and really good fun' (Ali Smith)

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