Readers and Writers festival 2022

21 April 2022

Written by: Lambeth Council

Arts, culture and events

Lambeth Libraries Readers and Writers Festival in May and June brings a series of events focusing on history, mystery, creativity, drama, talks and more.

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Readers and Writers festival 2022

The 2022 Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival festival is back in May and June with a series of inspirational events to suit all tastes. We’re delighted to welcome you to the Lambeth Libraries Readers and Writers Festival. Since the first festival, it has become a regular highlight in the calendar and goes from strength to strength. Whether you enjoy reading, writing, discussions, 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.

Books and writers

 The programme includes author readings and talks including:

  • Visiting Californian author Leila Mottley with Nightcrawling, her debut novel inspired by the true story of a shocking scandal engulfing a police department​​.

    US author Leila Mottley & cover of her first novel; 'Nightcrawling'

    US author Leila Mottley & cover of her first novel; ‘Nightcrawling’

  • Edward VIII and Nazi attempts to recruit him to their cause.
  • Costa Award-shortlisted Tim Finch’s prescient novel Peace Talks.
  • Tony Fairweather – founder of the Windrush Collection – with a Windrush experience.
  • International bestseller Karen Rose’s Crime Night online from Florida, discussing her Sacramento Series.
  • Miss Aldridge Regretsmystery from Louise Hare – in 1930s Soho, a stranger offers Lena Aldridge a Queen Mary ticket bound for Broadway.
  • Archivist Jon Newman details how seeing Herne Hill’s natural environment changed influenced John Ruskin.
  • Dayo Olomu, author of Amazon bestseller The Premium Leader discussing effective leadership in a hybrid world.
  • A slice of post-war Brixton Market in Pomeranski – with a wonderful assortment of criminals and traders in ‘swag’.

 Events also include

More information

Windrush Playback Stories

Windrush Playback Stories

For a full programme of the month’s events and booking links see the dedicated Festival guide online or pick up a guide at your local Lambeth library