Faber Members Christmas Market Poetry Readings (6 p.m.)
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Join us for a special evening of poetry readings as part of our festive celebrations.
This special poetry readings event will include:
Poets Joe Dunthorne and Jack Underwood reading from their collections in a two-hander;
Actress Monica Dolan reading from The Orange and Other Poems by Wendy Cope;
Joe Dunthorne and Jack Underwood – 6 p.m.
Monica Dolan – 6:30 p.m.
Booking for this event also allows access to the Christmas Market
Joe Dunthorne’s first novel, Submarine, was translated into sixteen languages and adapted for film by Richard Ayoade. His second, Wild Abandon, won the 2012 Encore Award. His latest is The Adulterants. His short stories and poems have been published in the Paris Review, the London Review of Books and McSweeney’s. He is a striker for the England Writers’ Football Team. He teaches on the MFA in Prose Fiction at the University of East Anglia.
Jack Underwood is an award-winning poet, writer and critic. First published as part of the Faber New Poets series in 2009, he is the author of two collections of poetry, Happiness (Faber, 2015) and A Year in the New Life (Faber, 2021) and his debut book of non-fiction, Not Even This, was published in 2021 by Corsair. He is a senior lecturer in creative writing at Goldsmiths College.
Monica is a BAFTA award winning actress whose work spans stage, television and film. Highlights include Appropriate Adult, for which she won the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress, A Very English Scandal (for which she received a BAFTA nomination), The Witness For The Prosecution, The Casual Vacancy, feature film Eye In The Sky opposite Helen Mirren and the late Alan Rickman and, of course, W1A. Most recently, Monica starred alongside Eddie Marsan as Anne Darwin in The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe for ITV.
For her stage work, Monica won the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as Karen in All About Eve (Sonia Friedman Productions). She has also toured globally with the Royal Shakespeare Company in their productions of King Lear and The Seagull, and performed in Talking Heads at the Bridge Theatre and for the BBC. Her play The B*easts, in which she also starred, debuted at the Edinburgh Festival in 2017 to rave reviews and a sell-out run and had its London debut at The Bush Theatre in February 2018. The play was nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre at the 2018 Oliver Awards.
Monica stars as the artist Audrey Amiss in Carol Morley’s latest feature film, Typist Artist Pirate King.
The Orange provides the perfect introduction to Wendy Cope, one of Britain’s wittiest, bestselling and best-loved poets.
In poems that can turn from laugh-out-loud funny to deeply moving, Wendy Cope offers reflections on love and life. From the joy of falling – and being – in love to ways to help you deal with a painful break-up or the memories of people loved and lost, this is a book you will want to savour and share with all your friends. We are delighted to welcome Monica Dolan to Faber to read from these selected poems.
Please note: Tickets for the event include entrance to the market after the event only and we reserve the right to refuse entry.