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Friday 6th November: Readers Archive with Will Hodgkinson

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Readers Archive continues it’s series asking writers, artists and musicians to allow access to their processes of reading and research. Invited contributors write a text which discusses their own routes of investigation. Further insight into these followed avenues is given through a list of texts, lyrics or otherwise, that the selector considers to have been key on that journey. All of these are collected and shown at Donlon Books. By uncovering the links made by others, be they linear or tangential, Readers Archive offers up a list of possible turning points for further reading and departure.

Will Hodgkinson is our second contributor in the series and will be in conversation on the 6th of November 2009 at Donlon Books, Cambridge Heath Road, E2, 7-9pm. Will is a writer, journalist and television presenter. His books chart his own journeying within music; learning to be a guitarist in Guitar Man (2006), writing and recording a pop song in Song Man (2007). His most recent book, The Ballad of Britain (2009), documents his travels around Britain making field recordings of folk music. Recording traditional ballads, changing and evolving in their repetition over hundreds of years and sung by singers such as The Waterson Family or Alex Neilson of The Trembling Bells, equally Hodgkinson seeks more contemporary expressions of folk familiar to us in Pete Molinari¹s Medway Blues or the Grime music that provides a backdrop to the writer’s everyday South London. His journalism includes a column in the Guardian as well as contributions to Vogue, Mojo and the Telegraph among others. Songbook, shown on Sky Arts is a series in which Hodgkinson interviews songwriters about their inspirations and the stories behind some of their most well known songs.

Also now accompanying Will Hodgkinson on guitar after the conversation on this coming Friday 6th November will be Michael Tyack of Circulus and Princes In The Tower. They will be playing songs in tribute to The Incredible String Band’s founding member, Clive Palmer and his later folk group, C.O.B.

For more information email me on or to view the previous contribution by Philip Hoare please go to the website, where all contributions in the series are archived.


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November 3, 2009 at 7:19 pm