Tuesday January 17

4th Estate Literary Salon

Where?
Hoxton Bar and Kitchen
2-4 Hoxton Square, London N16NU?
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When?
7-8pm
How much?
£8

Thinking and drinking is a brilliant combination. The intellectual mind is certainly most stimulated with a book in one hand and a beverage in other, and that’s exactly what a literary salon involves.
4th Estate is one of the most innovative and varied imprints in the book industry, and their Literary Salons bring together great minds and conversation for a night of live literary debate. Next up its all about life crises – at whatever age. Whether it’s the stereotypical mid-life crises or the anxiety that comes in your twenties when you realise that the rules and plans mapped out before you are either falling away in the face of financial and social insecurity, or bear no resemblance to the life you actually want to lead, there’s been some great books written about these critical points in existence.
Chaired by Will Smith, 4th Estate will be in the lively Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen with journalist and broadcaster Miranda Sawyer, whose book describes not just her own experiences of facing 44, but recounts the stories of many others who are navigating this period and journalist Marisa Bate, who knows all too much about the challenges facing those in their twenties and thirties – career panic, broken housing market, sky-high rents, internet anxiety, infertility scare-mongering and no pensions, and will be speaking about the all too real quarter-life crisis.
Using their books as a means to ponder the messiness of life, this evening of creative and critical thinking is one to get excited about.