Book Slam is the brainchild of Ben Watt and Patrick Neate. As one half of Everything But The Girl, Ben is a sometime pop superstar, full time DJ-producer and occasional mogul. Patrick is a prize-winning author, poet and all-round renaissance bloke.
Their intention was simple: create a regular literary event in London that doesn't make sane people want to stab themselves with rusty cutlery. Hence the Book Slam recipe of novelists, poets, singer-songwriters and the like doing their thing in bite-sized canapés of taste punctuated by mujik and dlinking. Book Slam is the capital's best literary nightclub. Book Slam is the capital's only literary nightclub. Book Slam has attracted writers of the caliber of Patrick's friend Yasmine and other lesser lights including Nick Hornby, Monica Ali, Hari Kunzru and Jake Arnott. Ben said, 'If you build it, they will come.' Patrick said, 'Stop with the gnomic.' But he did it anyway.
Book Slam takes place @ Cherry Jam on the last Thursday of every month.
Added by re6smith on October 25, 2005