Preview: SW11 Literary Festival 2009

By caroliner Last edited 113 months ago
Preview: SW11 Literary Festival 2009

mail.jpg There may have been more of them this summer than you could shake a freshly sharpened quill at, but there's still at least one more that might merit your attention. The SW11 Literary Festival, running between 7th and 30th September, offers a vast array of talks, book signings and creative workshops at diverse venues all over the borough, as well as the chance to see your work in print if you enter one of their competitions. Programme highlights include Melvyn Bragg and Alan Davies talking about their new books (at St Mary's Church and Battersea Arts Centre respectively), a literary quiz and a performance poetry workshop with Steve Tasane, the festival's poet in residence. Oh, and there's also Alan Tichmarsh speaking at Battersea Power Station, for all those who went to the 'Cherry Orchard' hoping for gardening tips...

Whether you want to hone your writing skills, listen to a debate or just stalk your favourite author it seems that there's something for everyone, and tickets are on sale now from the St John's Road branch of Waterstones. You can also book through a form attached to the events programme which is available at many locations around SW11, although with tickets set to sell out faster than copies of Harry Potter's shopping list, we'd advise doing it sooner rather than later.

Last Updated 01 September 2009