Welcome to this year’s Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival – Week One (1 May-6 May 2018)
Whether you enjoy reading, writing, discussion or simply sitting back and listening, there’s something for you happening in this year’s Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival. Fiction and history, prose and poetry, local writers and international literary superstars – be part of the story in Lambeth libraries.
Interim Chief Executive of Lambeth Council Andrew Travers says: “Since the first Readers and Writers Festival 15 years ago it has become a regular highlight and goes from strength to strength. This year’s highlights include award-winning adult and children’s authors, creative writing classes, poetry to listen to, engage with and perform yourself, historical talks, music with a literary leaning and more. Come and join us and express yourself!”
What’s on 30 April to 6 May
- 30 April Creative writing workshop with best-selling Australian author Joy Rhoades (pictured above right), for new and experienced writers to plan a novel in three acts. 10am -12 Clapham Library. Booking essential 020 7926 0717 or or email Clapham Library.
- 5 & 6 May Polish poetry festival (in Polish and English) & Polish Heritage Day with food, music, traditional dance (picture3d above left). Plus photo exhibition on South London’s Polish community on Sunday only. Streatham Library 12 -5pm
- 6 May Go Girls! Lambeth arts advocacy Poetry Slabs will lead a shared reading of seven African-American women poets who are turning poetry upside down and on its head. You’re invited to bring a favourite poem in the same vein. West Norwood Library 2.30p
- All month (May 1 -31) living library exhibition Clapham Library
For more information
- For full details about this week’s events and what’s on later in the month, pick up a copy of the guide (as shown above) from your local library, or visit Library Services’ information page about the festival and download it
- Email readers and writers festival
- Follow the readers and writers festival on Facebook or twitter