Polari comes to Bert’s Books for an evening of poetry, prose and prize winning, bookish chat.
Founded in 2007 by author Paul Burston, Polari has appeared at the Southbank Centre, The British Library, The British Museum and at book festivals, bars, nightclubs and theatres across the UK and beyond.
Inspired by the gay slang of the same name, Polari is a multi award-winning celebration of LGBTQ+ words and voices – whether written, spoken or sung. The salon also runs The Polari Prize awards – the UK’s only book awards for LGBTQ+ writing.
Tonight’s event is part of the Polari Prize National Showcase supported by Arts Council England, and features authors Tom Crew, Golnoosh Nour and Sophie Ward. Golnoosh Nour was shortlisted for the Polari Prize 2022 for her poetry collection Rock Song. Tom Crewe is shortlisted this year for The New Life and Sophie Ward is shortlisted for The Schoolhouse. This year’s winners will be announced on Nov 24 at The British Library.
They’ll be reading and in conversation with Paul Burston, whose latest book is We Can Be Heroes: A Survivor’s Story.
Book your ticket today and get a free glass of fizz or soft drink on arrival. (7.00pm start)