Book launch and reading
Thursday 7 April, 6.30-8.30pm
Join us for a reading and drinks to celebrate the launch of From Sleepwalking to Sleepwalking by Bertie Marshall. The ninth book in Publication Studio’s Fellow Travelers series, From Sleepwalking to Sleepwalking is part travelogue memoir novella prose poem in memoriam.
“Sutton place south in NYC, Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin, South Van Ness
in San Francisco, oh yes a 48 hour stop over in Singapore, white Mercedes car
from the airport, bright green palm trees, 24th floor hotel room, curtains drawn
I slept and woke up in a lost time zone ... ah those little pills even back then
those little pills, were my ambassadors to dreams ...’’
In the St Regis cafe on the Isle St Louis in Paris and the Cinema cafe in
Berlin. The writer / narrator, awake or asleep is in danger of disappearing
from himself. From Sleepwalking to Sleepwalking is also an
elegy to Pete, Pete from Toledo, Ohio. It features black and white images
by the author.
BERTIE MARSHALL is the author of Berlin Bromley (his critically acclaimed
memoir about his life as part of The Bromley Contingent and mid-70s
pre punk London) his other books include Psychoboys, a novel and Nowhere
Slow, collected writings. The British Library have recently acquired
PUBLICATION STUDIO’s Fellow Travelers series extends the
pioneering work of Paris-based Olympia Press’s Traveller’s Companion
series of the 1950s and ‘60s, which published work that had been banned or
censored through moralistic prohibitions. Our series presents great new work
that has been effectively “censored” by the market. In our day, the market
is the definitive censor. The Fellow Travelers series proudly presents great
work that the market has not endorsed, but that we believe in.