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New Trespass Magazine Launch Event

Thursday, 21st April 2011 at 7:30pm - 10pm

Location: Poetry Place, The Poetry Cafe 22 Betterton Street London WC2H 9BX

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London Literature Lounge & New Trespass Magazine present
Poetry, Fiction & Music and thoughts on
‘Justice or Just Us?’

The launch event for the new online version of New Trespass magazine on the theme Justice and the Arts.
Thursday 21st April 2011 |7.30pm| Poetry Café | Betterton St.

Come to the heart of London in Covent Garden, for London
Literature Lounge nights at the Poetry cafe. Well established and
featured as part of BBC’s Poetry Season, it features the finest
slimline performances from London's finest writers.
Enjoy a drink or a meal in the cafe and then go on downstairs for the

Hosted by Anjan Saha.

Thursday 21st April 2011
Poetry Place, The Poetry Cafe
22 Betterton Street
London WC2H 9BX

Tickets: £5
7.30pm -10pm

Venue information:


“When kings the sword of justice first lay down;
They art no kings, though they posess the crown;
Titles are shadows, crowns are empty things,
The good of subjects is the end of kings.”
Daniel Defoe
Anjan Saha will be on hand to usher in a new era of excellence for New Trespass. Featuring Mario Petrucci, Wes Brown, Martyn Crucefix, Nicholas Hogg, Agnes Meadows, Phil Lawder and rising star Dan Simpson. With music from Scarlet Starlings, editor Sara-Mae Tuson's band!
New Trespass has gone digital. So due to the economic downturn and the exciting range of possibilities that are now possible with digital magazines, we are making the move from print to digital with one anthology collection of Trespass’s best bits per year. With this in mind we have renamed the digital edition New Trespass, to reflect its new status. But don’t worry, it will still have the same format and features.
Soon you’ll be able to download your issue of New Trespass as an app onto your I-Phone or download your magazine onto your computer..
Come  along and help us celebrate the digital revolution. We will be selling all the back issues of the print edition which feature writers, artists, playwrights and musicians like Paloma Faith, Alan Moore, Alasdair Grey, Ian McMillan, Torben Betts and many more. Each issue is a collector’s item chock full with beautiful design and gorgeous artworks and photography.

FEATURED no particular order:

DAN SIMPSON is a spoken word poet, poetry events organiser and writer. His work deals with love and literature, science and sex, ex-girlfriends and Xboxes - all that good geeky stuff. He compères Tongue Tide in Kent for Apples & Snakes, is a three times Bang Said the Gun 'Golden Gun' winner, was runner-up at the Canterbury Slam 2010 and has been published in Fuselit poetry journal. Find him here:

MARIO PETRUCCI is a metaphysical poet of international standing, an ecologist and PhD physicist. He is the only poet to have been resident at the Imperial War Museum and with BBC Radio 3, and has received major literary prizes across the board (National Poetry Competition (3rd); four times winner of the London Writers competition; Bridport Prize (winner); New London Writers Award). His book-length poem on Chernobyl, Heavy Water (Enitharmon 2004), captured the prestigious Arvon Prize for poetry and forms the backbone of a powerful new film (Seventh Art Productions). His other volumes include Flowers of Sulphur (2007), i tulips (2010) andthe waltz in my blood (2011). He devises courses for the Poetry School, the Poetry Society’s Poetryclass initiative and Arvon/Foyle Young Poets. Mario is something of a frontiersman in creative writing projects in the public domain, engaging successfully with the various Imperial War Museum sites and delivering groundbreaking writing packs that tie into science (The Royal Society/ Royal Literary Fund) and ecology (Poetry Society). 

MARTYN CRUCEFIX has won numerous prizes including a major Eric Gregory award and a Hawthornden Fellowship. He has published five collections, most recently An English Nazareth (Enitharmon, 2004). His translation of Rilke’s Duino Elegies was published by Enitharmon in 2006, shortlisted for the Corneliu M Popescu Prize for European Poetry Translation and hailed as “unlikely to be bettered for very many years” (Magma). His new collection, Hurt, was published by Enitharmon in 2010.

NICHOLAS HOGG is an award-winning author, poet, and short shory writer. His second novel, The Hummingbird and the Bear, is due to be published in spring 2011 and is available for pre-order at His début novel, Show Me the Sky was nominated for the 2010 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Along with leading writers including Hilary Mantel, Lionel Shriver, Maggie O'Farrel, and Sir Paul McCartney, Nicholas Hogg now has prize-winning short fiction available for download through the Ether Books iPhone app, including the New Writing Ventures winning story Zen, Bridport Prize finalist Happy Birthday and the BBC broadcast Naked. How the Tiger Got Its Stripes, a short story blending Vietnamese fable and modern day California, won the Editor's Choice Award in the 2009 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, and was nominated for the Million Writers Award for the best online story of 2009.
PHIL LAWDER juggles and occasionally drops two careers, writing, performance poetry, a family and a cat. He is currently working on creating the 36 hour day. He has no ambition to write the great British novel but is part way through writing several average to fairly good ones. His work is a wry and often insulting commentary on what he sees around him, the stumbling relationships and hollow hopes of London and beyond.

ANJAN SAHA is a London writer, lecturer and cultural manager.  He has performed across the globe from the Jazz Cafe in the Czech Republic to Mumbai, India and curates events at the Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden and in venues across London. His work has featured in London Magazine, Pulse Magazine, Kin (Renaissance One), A Storm Between Fingers anthology, Channel 4, BBC London Radio and the BBC Poetry Season. He recently performed for National Poetry Day at the South Bank.

AGNES MEADOWS has performed both in the UK and internationally. She has five times been a Featured Poet with the Austin International Poetry Festival giving performances and workshops all over Texas,  where she has twice won a Christina Sergeyevna Award for outstanding writing, she has been a guest poet at the Austin International Poetry Festival in Austin Texas for mamy years. Her 5th book came out in 2008, and she's currently working on her first novel, as well as writing more poetry for a 6th collection some time in the near future.  She has been in Singapore as Writer-in-Residence with the Writer's Centre Singapore & Lit Up Festival of Literature 2010 for the past 6 months. Agnes is the author of three books of poetry; You and Me, Quantum Love, and Woman (waterways, 2003). She has also produced two CDs of her poetry with music, called Agnes Meadows and Blues Shakin’ My Heels. In addition to her own work, Agnes has also been an adviser on Poetry for Channel 4 TV (UK). She is currently working on a fourth book of her poetry to be published under the waterways imprint of flipped eye publishing in early 2005.

WES BROWN is a 22 year old (hate him already!), editor and writer based in Leeds. His short fiction and poetry has appeared in numerous journals in the UK including Route Compendium, Roundtable Review and Aesthetica. He also writes a bimonthly blog at the Arts Council sponsored where he is Editor.

Submit your work!
We are looking for art, photography, articles, poetry and short fiction.Our guest editors Dzifa Benson, Wes Brown and Agnes Meadows are looking for submissions for the following themes: Dzifa: Africa (almost complete), Wes Brown: Sex and Violence (deadline: June 15), Agnes Meadows: Gothic (August 15)
Please send all submissions to

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