Blake 17
Join us at the National Liberal Club for a literary celebration of the spookiest season.

Real-life chills, a modern magus and ghost stories to freeze the blood. Paul Burston relates the personal horror story that inspired his new crime novel, The Closer I Get, biographer Phil Baker unravels the strange life and career of the occult artist Austin Osman Spare, poetopographer Niall McDevitt discusses the Gothic visions of William Blake, and Syd Moore, author of the Essex Witch Museum series of supernatural thrillers, reads one of her new ghost stories. Presided over by regular host, Suzi Feay. Shivers guaranteed!

Date And Time

Wed, 30 October 2019

19:00 – 22:00 GMT

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Lady Violet Room

National Liberal Club

Whitehall Place



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About Niall McDevitt

Niall McDevitt > poet > author of b/w (Waterloo Press, 2010) and Porterloo (International Times, 2012) > urban explorer > radical pedestrian who leads Shakespeare/Blake/Rimbaud /Yeats walks, among others.
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  1. Dear Niall
    I wonder do you remember me from back in the day in our youth? I used to hang around with you and Paul Gavin. I’m in the academic business, in Classics, predictably. I have been looking at your web presence with great respect and admiration, ever since I saw you mentioned in the papers years back for hecking Niall Ferguson at one of his fatuous lectures. Anyway it would be good to be in touch and perhaps meet up some time, I am in London often enough for work reasons (indeed I’ll be in the West End on Wednesday next, for what it’s worth). Best wishes – Michael Clarke (

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