Interim Chief Executive of Lambeth Council Andrew Travers says: “Since the first Lambeth 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 in Week Four – 21 May – 27 May
- 21 May From Rainbow to Rastamouse. Local screenwriter Lee Pressman has 40 years’ experience writing for popular children’s TV – with clips and stories. Durning Library 6.45pm
- 23 May Booker Prizewinner Ben Okri (pictured above) on Rise Like Lions, a new collection of poems– from William Blake to Marvin Gaye – and their impact on political ideas and visions. Brixton Library 7pm. Booking essential.
- 25 May X-rated: women speaking – poetry performance night (pictured above right). Women and non-binary poets/performers express the importance of freedom of speech and the right to vote. Booking essential, or to take part, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All month (May 1 -31) Living Library exhibition continues Clapham Library/Clapham Omnibus.
For more information
- Free booking for Rise like Lions with Ben Okri via Eventbrite
- Free booking for X-rated: women speaking via Eventbrite
- For full details about this week’s events and what’s on throughout the month, pick up a copy of the guide (as shown right) 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