Whether you want to hone your writing skills, listen to a debate or take a closer look at your favourite author, there's something for everyone at this year's SW11 Literary Festival which runs until the end of September. As usual it offers a vast array of talks, book signings and creative workshops. This year there's a chance to see your work print if you enter their competitions to find the next poetic genius, or cookery expert!
Programme highlights this year include Melvyn Bragg at St Mary's Church, Alan Davies at Battersea Arts Centre and Alan Tichmarsh at Battersea Power Station.talking about their new books, and a performance poetry workshop with Steve Tasane, the festival's poet in residence. Full details are available in the festival programme, which also includes a booking form. You can also book tickets at the St John's Road branch of Waterstones.
As usual the final event (on Monday 28 September) is the Literary Quiz. Last year a team from the Battersea Society (with the imposing name of Batsoc Academicals!) came fourth in a very large field of entrants. Jenny Sheridan is hoping to lead an equally successful team this year, but she can't do it by herself! If you're interested in joining in, and it is great fun, please email her as soon as possible.
Date posted: 3 September 2009