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The Bodies That Remain: Book Launch

Cover Image: Alex Simpson - within, without

Cover Image: Alex Simpson - within, without

7pm - 10pm

Free, All Welcome

Join us for the book launch of The Bodies that Remain.

The night will be a chance to celebrate the three years that have gone into the book's conception featuring readings from Sharon Kivland, Jeremy Millar and recorded reading from Mairead Case. Then, reading from their new project, Claire Potter. Alongside this, installation from cover artist Alex Simpson, sound installation from Diana Policarpo and video installation from artist Alice Theobald and contributor/writer Phoebe Blatton.

Edited by Emmy Beber and published by Punctum Books, The Bodies that Remain is a collection of texts and images on the bodies of artists and writers who battled with the frustration of their own physicality and whose work reckoned with these limitations and continued beyond them.

Contributions include texts and images by: Lynne Tillman (on Jane Bowles), David Rule (on Michael Jackson), Mairead Case (on Judee Sill), Claire Potter (on the Lads of Aran), Jeremy Millar (on Emily Dickinson), Chloé Griffin (on Valeska Gert), Phoebe Blatton (on Brigid Brophy), Susanna Davies-Crook (on Sarah Kane), Travis Jeppensen (on Gary Sullivan), Karen Di Franco (on Mary Butts), Tai Shani (on Mnemesoid), Philip Hoare (on Denton Welch), Heather Phillipson (on a dead dog), Uma Breakdown (on Guage Fanfic), Linda Stuppart (on Kathy Acker), Sharon Kivland (on Jacques Lacan), Harman Bains (on Wilhelm Reich), Pil & Galia Kollectiv (JT Leroy), Kevin Breathnach (on Jules de Goncourt), and Emily LaBarge (on Sylvia Plath).

*Books will be available to buy on the night for a celebratory launch cost of £15! But if you can't wait, they can be purchased online (UK) at:

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