We love a good literary festival, we do, and we especially like it when those literary festivals provide access to authors, ideas and general excellence for not much money. One of the best of the bunch is the Peckham Literary Festival, back for its seventh year with all tickets costing £3, redeemable against book purchases.
There's a great range. For non-fiction try Roger Clark talking about Ghosts to Review Bookshop's resident, and award winning, novelist Evie Wyld; for fiction, Martin Bannister reads from and talks about his Camberwell-set debut novel A Map of Nowhere; there's spoken word presented by Kid, I Wrote Back's Chimene Suleyman; performed stories from Liars' League; hugely critically acclaimed writer Bernadine Evaristo; local poetry in a pub; and an interesting afternoon of being insulted by Mr Bingo.
All events take place at the Review Bookshop on Bellenden Road (apart from the Poetry Society's Southwark Stanza night of poetry and music, which is in the Montpelier pub; one of the best in Peckham according to you lot) between 25-30 November. See the festival website for more information and to book.