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Past Events

PP16 Launch Party, 3rd August 2010

The PP team would like to say a thank you to our readers on the night:
John Osborne, Jon Stone, Sarah Hesketh, Travis Elborough, Niven Govinden & Tim Wells. A big thank you also to Sarah Roberts who took all the photos.

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John Osborne
Jon Stone
Sarah Hesketh
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Travis Elborough
Niven Govinden
Tim Wells
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The crowd
Nick, Tim & Ash
at the Betsey
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Eager readers
The editor Anna Goodall

All photos by Sarah Roberts


PP15 Launch Party, 1st April 2010

The PP team would like to say a huge thank you to our readers on the night:
Joe Cairo, Swithun Cooper, Wayne Holloway-Smith, Clare Pollard & Sara Stockbridge. also many thanks to Felicity Cloake for being such a fabulous host at last night's PP15 launch. 

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The brilliant Clare Pollard is first to take to the stage
Mr Swithun Cooper entertains the crowds
Mr Joe Cairo
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The gorgeous and brilliantly talented Sara Stockbridge
Wayne Holloway-Smith reading from his work-in-progress novel Big Time
Our host for the night, Felicity Cloake
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FC & ACG - got different instructions for this shoot
Sara Stockbridge, Mr Tim Wells & Joe Cairo
Travis Elborough, Nick et Anna

All photos courtesy of Mr Wells


PP14 Launch Party, 26th November 2009

Wow... PP14 launch was the best ever. Thank you so much to all the readers, the night really was outstanding. Many, many thanks... A big thank you also to Nick Scott who took the amazing photos and Nick Hodgson at the turntables.

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Ross Sutherland
Nikesh Shukla reading from his novel 'Coconut Unlimited'
Mark Waldron
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Dean Wilson, fourth best poet in Hull
The audience at The Castle
Sam Riviere
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Gary Dexter
Tim Wells: 'Let me tell you about Epsom'

All photos by Nick Scott


PP13 Launch Party, 23rd July 2009

The PP13 launch at Dick's Bar was fantastic. All readers rocked it. Thanks to all who made it along. A big thank you to Nick Scott who took the amazing photos of the Pen Pusher party on July 23rd. Thanks, Nick!

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Roddy Lumsden reading 'Irish Beef'
Nathan Penlington teaches Felicity a trick or two
Joe Dunthorne reading 'All Howl'
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John Hegley
John Hegley + friends
Tim Wells
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Leeds, Leeds, Leeds...
The crowd at Dick's Bar
Inua Ellams, winner of PP's 'Poems by Postcode' competition 2009
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Nathan's sister with friends
Robert Twigger reading from his new book 'Dr Ragab’s Universal Language'
Ashna Sarkar

All photos by Nick Scott