YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN RAPt TO CELEBRATE THE PUBLICATION OF NINETEEN RAPTURES

11 November 2009

6.30 - 8.30
Rochelle School and Club Row (Club Row entrance)
Arnold Circus
London E2 7ES

RSVP
020 7820 6736

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Admission is £35 in advance, £40 on the door, and includes a £22 copy of the publication.

Will Self will read selected texts on the evening 7.30 pm

Nineteen authors* were asked to write on the subject of addiction, obsession and compulsion. All proceeds from the sale of the resulting publication Nineteen Raptures will go to the charity RAPt (The Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust, registered charity No 1001701) who offer drug and alcohol treatment services to prisoners in UK jails.

NINETEEN RAPTURES

By

Anonymous Does She Drink Too Much?
Spilios Argyropoulos Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Sarah Jessica Brown Did You Grow Up With a Problem Drinker?
Billy Childish Memo To an Inmate Who May be an Alcoholic
Charles Chesshire Questions and Answers on Sponsorship
John Crace Just for Today
Francesca Dark Another Look
Bill Drummond Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Tracey Emin A Brief Guide For Professionals
Richard English Do You Think You're Different?
Rebecca Fortey Self Support, Principle and Practice
Sebastian Horsley Oral Sex and HIV Transmission
David Jenkins For Those in Treatment
Frances Kay What Are You Waiting For ?
Julian Keeling Am I an Addict?
Nick Mercer Youth and Recovery
Beth Orton Getting Off Cigarettes On Your Own is Hard
Will Self The Triangle of Self Obsession
John Stammers The AA Member – Medications and Other Drugs

Cover by Bella Freud
Design by Dan Biddulph
Published and edited by Neal Brown

KINDLY SUPPORTED BY

Anonymous
Afoundation
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2009
L-13 Light Industrial Workshop
John Tiberi
Walther Koenig Books

LAUNCH COMMITTEE

Clare Cameron
Anne de Charmant
Sam Cunningham
Edward M. Frazer
Sophie Molins (Chair)
Hugo Rittson-Thomas

ABOUT RAPt

The Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust (RAPt) provides abstinence based treatment and rehabilitation for men and women with chemical dependencies. It aims to reduce crime by providing specialist services in prisons and in the community that help offenders to turn their lives around. Registered Charity No 1001701 Registered Company No 2560474 Registered in the UK as a company limited by guarantee. www.rapt.org.uk

ABOUT THE PUBLICATION

Nineteen Raptures is an edition of 502 numbered copies, each containing nineteen leaflets, by nineteen different authors. Each leaflet measures 1000 x 2100 mm, portrait.

The first 52 copies of this edition are housed in a custom slipcase, with a cover design by Bella Freud. Bound by Tangerine Press.

Numbers 1 - 10 are presentation copies signed by the contributing authors
Numbers 11 - 29 are numbered presentation copies.
Numbers 30 - 52 are gift editions presented to each of the authors, cover artist, designer, and publisher’s executive, and are not for sale.

The remainder of the edition will be sealed in numbered presentation envelopes, also printed with the Bella Freud design.

Presentation set signed by the contributing authors £245 each
Presentation set £75 each
Presentation envelope set £22 each

Purchase enquiries 020 7820 6736

* IMPORTANT INFORMATION

All people, places and things mentioned in Nineteen Raptures are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Inclusion of an author in Nineteen Raptures does not, and is not intended to imply or suggest, that the author has had the condition or has been in the situation they are writing about. Inclusion of an author in Nineteen Raptures does not, and is not intended to imply or suggest that, where an author writes about a 12 step fellowship, that the author is, or has been, a member of such a fellowship.