The SW11 Literary Festival 2008 looks like being one of the most exciting so far. Apart from a programme of excellent writers - many with local connections - there are a number of creative writing workshops, from poetry to playwriting, to starting a novel. There is also an event devoted entirely to chocolate! The legendary Quiz is back, get a team together and turn up at the Latchmere Pub for a great evening of Literary fun.
The festival is organised by the Clapham Junction Town Centre Manager Lorinda Freint and Waterstone's and is supported by Wandsworth Council. Tickets (average price £4) can be booked through Lorinda by calling 020 7627 3182 and or through Waterstones on St John's Hill. You can download a copy of the programme by clicking on the image to the right.
Some of the highlights of the festival include:
Tuesday 9 September: Where did it all go wrong? Britainís involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan. David Loyn and Oliver Poole at the Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill.
Wednesday 10 September: Food night with chef Mark Hix and local food writer Rose Prince at Waterstones, Clapham Junction.
Friday 12 September: A world without bees. Local beekeepers Alison Benjamin, Brian McCullum and James Hamill (of the Hive Honey Shop in Northcote Road) at Waterstones.
Thursday 18 September: Will Self at St Mary's Church.
Friday 19 September: Ruth Rendell at St Mary's Church. St Maryís Church.
Monday 29 September: Literary pub quiz at the Latchmere pub.
The latest books written by most of the authors appearing at the festival can be found for sale at our online bookstore. For each sale, the Society receives a modest percentage of the sale price.
Date posted: 3 September 2008