Build presents: Late Lines

An evening of prose and poetry with Build writers

Wednesday 26 June 2019

Join us at the Star of Kings Pub, 6.45pm-9pm, for Late Lines, our regular night of spoken word featuring Build writers and special guests performing a mix of poetry and prose.

Doors will open at 6.45pm for a 7pm start.

The event in June will be headlined by Build alumna and prize-winning writer Deirdre Shanahan, who will read from her debut novel Caravan of the Lost and Left Behind, published by Bluemoose Books.

Deirdre's awards include the Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors, a major bursary from Arts Council England, and the Lightship Novel Award 2016, and the Wasafiri International Fiction Prize 2018. She has been published in anthologies from Vintage/British Council, Serpent’s Tail, The Southern Review and Massachusetts Review. She held a residency at the Heinrich Boll Cottage, Ireland.

Caravan of the Lost and Left Behind is the hauntingly moving story of Eva,  who returns to Ireland with her son Torin to stay with her father and secretively find Caitlin, the daughter she abandoned there years before. 


Tickets are £3.

Please be aware that the venue can be only be accessed via a flight of stairs. 

Join in

If you're a Build student, we'd love for you to share your work at our next event. If you're interested, please email [email protected] to apply. All genres, styles and levels of experience are very welcome.

Please make sure to apply in advance of the event so we can organise the programme in advance. When you apply, we may ask for a sample of the work you'd like to read, to ensure a variety of voices, perspectives and genres are covered throughout the evening.

Upcoming dates

Late Lines is our regular series of performance evenings for Build writers. If you can't make it in June 2019, check back soon for more upcoming dates!

Learn more

>> This event will be held at the Star of Kings Pub, 126 York Way, London, N1 OAX.  

>> Find out more about creative writing at Build

>>Connectivity at [email protected] or give us a ring on 0207 492 2717.

>> Stay in touch with the creative writing department on  and .