Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival 2017

28 April 2017

Written by: Lambeth Libraries

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The 2017 festival is here with another month-long programme of inspirational literary events to enjoy across Lambeth.

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Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival 2017

This year’s highlights include a fantastic Polish Poetry festival, journalist and author Kate Adie headlining a day of literary delights at Omnibus Arts centre, philanthropist and writer Laurie Marsh, the first preview of the film of local award winning writer Alex Wheatle’s Brixton Rock, Caribbean family history expert Paul Crooks… and so much more culminating in an evening with the brilliant journalist Gary Younge. All welcome.

Cllr Sonia Winifred,  Cabinet Member for Equalities and Culture, said:

“I am delighted to welcome you to the Lambeth Libraries Readers and Writers Festival. Since the first festival some 13 years ago it has become a regular highlight in the Library calendar and goes from strength to strength. In 2017 we have another month of events to suit all tastes whether you enjoy reading, writing, discussion or simply sitting back and listening. Come and join us and express yourself! You’ll be amazed at the fun you can have in your local library.”

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Some highlights include:

Ksiazkowisko festiwal – Polish Poetry

Friday and Saturday 5 to 6 May

Streatham Library

Clapham Book Festival

Saturday 6 May

Omnibus Arts Centre, 1 Clapham Common Northside London SW4 0QW

The Philanthropist’s Tale: The Life of Laurie Marsh

Monday 15 May, 6.45pm

Durning Library

Brixton Rock the Film – short preview with writer Alex Wheatle Q&A

Saturday 27 May, 7pm

Brixton Library

Ancestry Talks – Roots 40th Anniversary with Paul Crooks

Wednesday 31 May, 6.30pm to 8pm

Clapham Library

Another Day in the Death of America with Gary Younge

Wednesday 7 June, 7pm

Brixton Library

Drop into your local library for full details or contact email