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7th March 2022

We are back live and in person on 7th March @hootanannybrix, hosted by the very talented Dennis (Just Dennis), and featuring Ashley Hickson Lovence, Paul Eccentric from the antipoets, Leo Moynihan, West Camel, Paul Basset Davies, William Ryan and Julie Anderson

Set 1

Dennis (Just Dennis) is a Performance poet. His New Labour: a Lyrical Legacy follows politics, wars, environmental, sexism, racism and religious and monetary issues since 1997. He arrived in Brixton in 2000, was Bard of Brixton in 2003, and was England’s no 1 football poet/BBC5 Live resident poet. 2005/6 and winner of the All Ireland runner up poetry slam 2008. He has also performed with Alabama 3, Blockheads and Ruts, M C and performing at festivals and venues worldwide. Dennis wrote the England World Cup anthem sung by international tenor, Martin Toal in 2014, and has a short inclusion in Julian Temple’s film/documentary, London, the Modern Babylon. He’s currently working on a new book.

Leo Moynihan has been a Sportswriter for over 20 years. He has written for FourFourTwo, the Sunday Telegraph, The Times, Shortlist and Esquire, among others. He has authored several books on football, including Thou Shall Not Pass; The Anatomy of Football’s Centre-Half, and Three Kings: The Makers of Modern Football, a book about the lives of Bill Shankly, Jock Stein and Matt Busby, which was shortlisted for the British Sports Book Awards Football Book of the Year. | @LeoMoynihan | Insta: @leo.moynihan


Writer and director Paul Bassett Davies worked in multimedia theatre before creating a series of acclaimed one-man shows. In television and radio he worked with some of the biggest names in British comedy, and has written two BBC radio sitcoms and several radio dramas. His fourth novel, Stone Heart Deep, was published in September 2021 and his story, The Spots, was selected for an anthology by Stephen King. Paul wrote the screenplay for the feature animation film The Magic Roundabout and at various times he’s also been the vocalist in a punk band, a welder’s mate, and a cab driver. | @thewritertype


Paul Eccentric’s debut novel, Down Among the Ordinaries was followed by his self help guide to performing, Quaking in Me Stackheels, which was followed by Rrrantanory Little Stories – a collection of bedtime stories for adults. Then came ‘The Edinburgh Fringe in a Nutshell’ and after that Does My Bass Look Big in This? This covered 10 years of life on the road touring as he is probably best known as the mouthy half of comedic poetry duo ‘The Antipoet’. The first volume of ‘his steampunk series, The Periwinkle Perspective’ was launched in 2020 and volume two will be launched this March. | @PaulEccentric


Julie Anderson is best known for the Cassandra Fortune crime mysteries Plague (2020, Claret Press) and Oracle (2012). She has also published a series of adventure stories set in 13th century Al Andalus, Reconquista (listed Children’s Book of the Year, 2016) and The Silver Rings (2018). She is a co-founder of the Clapham Book Festival, and worked for many years as a  senior civil servant, and teacher. | @jjulieanderson




Jonathan PD Buckley (aka Jonny Longpela) is a Streatham Hill based singer songwriter and guitarist, and regular at local open mics such as The White Lion, The Rebel Inn and festivals like Foodival and the Lido Shuffle.  In 2018 he teamed up with Ben and Jawad of the Never Wilbies to form Troubadours de L’Avenue Verte. The trio (guitars and derabuka) toured France and London on bicycles, playing random gigs at bars and from park benches. Jonathan’s songs deal with topical and existential issues and can be quite wordy: “old choccie voice”, “bit like Leonard Cohen”, “love that trumpet sound”.

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Set 2

Ashley Hickson-Lovence is a novelist currently completing his PhD in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. His debut novel The 392 was released in 2019 and his second novel Your Show, based on the life and career of former football referee Uriah Rennie, will be released on April 7th. | @AHicksonLovence



West Camel is a writer, reviewer and editor. He edited Dalkey Archive’s Best European Fiction 2015, and is currently working for new press Orenda Books. His debut novel, Attend, was shortlisted for the Polari Prize. His new novel, Fall, was published in 2022. | @west_camel




William Ryan is the author of five novels, including the Captain Korolev series set in 1930s Moscow. They have been shortlisted for numerous awards, including the Irish Fiction award, the Theakstons’ Crime Novel of the Year and the Crime Writers’ Association’s Steel, Historical and New Blood Daggers. | @WilliamRyan_



Zelda Rhiando lives in South London, and is one of the founders of the Brixton BookJam – the quarterly literary event that has hosted readings by established and emerging writers since 2012. She is the author of three novels, Caposcripti, Fukushima Dreams, and Night Shift, and is currently investigating the curious history of her eccentric Irish ancestors. When not writing she can be found child-wrangling and making digital products.

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