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MA BIBLIOTHÈQUE: Book launch and Readings
Past event

A high contrast monochrome image of the bottom half of a person leaning forwards, to the left there is a newspaper and a book on the floor

Image from Shift, a performance by Frank Wasser, performed by Agnes Bakucz Canário, at Xero, Kline and Coma, London, 2018.

Join us for a book launch hosted by MA BIBLIOTHÈQUE, a not-for-profit publishing project by the artist and writer Sharon Kivland.

The launch will consist of two parts, with readings and performances to celebrate new books from three authors: Wiebke Leister, Louis Mason, and Frank Wasser.

Part I 

Frank Wasser, reading from Split (ZERO-HOUR FRAGMENTS) 

Louis Mason, reading from The Attendants. Sixteen Stories

Wiebke Leister and Emmanuelle Waeckerlé: an improvised reading through and from Echoes & Callings: A Hannya Manifesto, a collaborative vocal improvisation in two voices 

Part II 

Louis Mason, reading from The Attendants. Sixteen Stories

Frank Wasser, reading from Split (ZERO-HOUR FRAGMENTS)


6.30pm for a prompt start at 6.45pm, with a break at 7.30pm, resuming at 8.00pm and ending by 8.40pm 

This event is free, but booking is essential.

The titles will be available to purchase on the night.  


MA BIBLIOTHÈQUE is a not-for-profit project by the artist and writer Sharon Kivland. The publications are modest yet attractive, and constitute her library, based on her purchase of a hundred ISBN numbers. In her role as The Editor, she invites authors she considers to be good readers, whom she would like to house in her library or to become her library, inhabited. She agrees with Nabokov that a good reader, a major reader, an active and creative reader, is a re-reader. She knows her writers and they know her, even when they have not yet met. They have read each other, or believe themselves to have done so. They are flirtatious, ruffling pages. She promises to do her best. The best is reading.


  • Event is seated.
  • The room will be dark with spotlights and lamps.
  • Wheelchair access and disabled toilets are available at this site.
  • For any other access requirements please email