"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced" - James Baldwin
Monday, 3 May 2021
'Left Field' on water
My memoir, Left Field, is still on sale at Waterstones and other bookshops and
available as an ebook and audible. And now online for free. But I am very happy to see it on
sale at ‘Word on the Water’, the 100 year old Dutch barge on the
Regent’s Canal close by King’s Place.
on the Water is kind of charming. I think a lot of people see this
place as a kind of secular church. Less than 50% of people in the UK
profess a religious belief, but I’ve seen people come here and cry
when they walk in. It’s something about bringing people together
where there’s music and culture and beautiful words; a place where,
for whatever reason, people just quietly agree they’re going to be
nice to each other. And people see that in almost holy terms—a
place in the heart of London that’s not all about money." Paddy
Screech, co-founder Word on the Water
The book barge
offer classics, cult, contemporary fiction, a large range of
children's books and art and photography, plus some quirky stuff that
you would never think to look for but may be very pleased to find.
Also a wood-burning stove, poetry slams, readings, book launches and
live acoustic music on the roof stage including a free monthly
Jazz/Poetry show. Oh and a parrot.
on the Water, York Way, Granary Square, London N1C 4AA