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Thu, 11 May



Polari At The Eagle

London's award-winning LGBTQ+ literary salon returns to Vauxhall with Paul Burston, Susie Boyt, Karen McLeod, Harry Nicholas and DJ Parry.

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Polari At The Eagle
Polari At The Eagle

Time & Location

11 May 2023, 19:00 – 12 May 2023, 00:00

London, 349 Kennington Ln, London SE11 5QY, UK

About the event

Hosted by author Paul Burston with special guests Susie Boyt ('Loved and Missed') and Harry Nicholas ('A Trans Man Walks into a Gay Bar')

Plus after party with DJ Parry (Monkey Business) and Paul Burston playing Polari flavoured pop.

Happy hour, free shots and more!

Susie Boyt is the author of the best-selling memoir My Judy Garland Life, which explores her love of Garland and was later adapted for the stage.

She has also published several novels, the latest of which is the critically acclaimed Loved and Missed.

Karen McLeod is the writer and performer of the comic-poet Barbara Brownskirt, a creative writing tutor as well as a published novelist. Her debut novel, In Search of the Missing Eyelash was published by Jonathan Cape, won the Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Best First Novel Award. Since then, she has been widely published in milieus of fiction and non-fiction.

Her soon to be released memoir Lifting Off about the twelve years she spent as cabin crew will be published by Muswell Press in 2024, and has been described as "a portrait of the artist as a young gay air hostess". She is one of the contributors to Queer Life, Queer Love 2 (Muswell Press).

Harry Nicholas (he/they) is a writer, campaigner and a gay trans man living in London. He has contributed to work in The Guardian, GQ, BBC Newsbeat, BBC3, Forbes and The Huffington Post.

His book A Trans Man Walks into a Gay Bar (Jessica Kingsley) is released on May 18th 2023.

Paul Burston's latest novel is the psychological thriller The Closer I Get (Orenda Books), which was partly inspired by his personal experience of online stalking.

His memoir, We Can Be Heroes, will be published by Little A in June 2023 and is available to preorder now.


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