Sep 17
~
Sep 27

London Literature Festival

10:00am – 10:00pm
– £25.00

Autumn is the perfect season to hunker down with a good book. And if you need inspiration for your reading list, there’s no better place to be than the Southbank Centre. Now in its 13th year, London Literature Festival brings international authors, poets and speakers together for a gathering of word nerds and book-lovers over 11 days at the riverside venue.

This year’s line up of talks, readings, workshops and poetry includes Elizabeth Day, Phillipa Perry, Armistead Maupin, Brett Anderson, Heather Morris, Lemn Sissay, Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Nikki Giovanni, Fatima Bhutto and Jung Chang.

The festival will once again kick off with Poetry International, Southbank Centre’s longest running festival. Founded by Ted Hughes, former poet laureate, in 1967, this year’s theme is disruption.

You can buy tickets for individual events. But if with a multi-buy ticket you’ll get a 25% discount when you book three or more events. Just be sure to check your event has a yellow label on the programme.

There are plenty of free things to check out too. These include Fantastical Futures: Folk Tales from Earth, a three-day fiction writing course, and Bold Words, a sound installation featuring voices from Southbank Centre’s Poetry for Dementia programme. There’s also a performance by rapper, DJ and producer Lex Amor. To entertain the small humans in your life, be sure to cehck out The Fairy-Tale Trail.

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