SW11 Literary Festival

2nd Sep 2010

SW11 Literature Festival

We’ll be happy bunnies this time next week, because once again it’s the start of the  SW11 Literary Festival. Starting next Thursday 9th SeptemberClapham Junction will be home to three weeks of literary events, including novelists, journalists, screenwriters, publishers and poets. Less than ten minutes by train from Waterloo, Wandsworth Council and Waterstones have teamed up with local venues such as Battersea Arts Centre, Northcote Library and Aspace to present this year’s literary festivities.

From book slams to literary discos via writing workshops and celebrity authors such as Will Self, they’ve got it all. There’s a whole host of events which will set you back no more than a measly five pounds, and some are even free. We’re especially excited about seeing Nicola Beauman, founder of one of favourite publishing houses, Persephone Books, speak on Tuesday 14th September, as well as Isabel Lorada‘s talk on Tuesday 21st September about how to get published. Hopefully see you there!

Post by Jane Bradley


  • Kate says:

    Gah, I can’t believe I bought theatre tickets for 14 September literally ten minutes before finding out about Nicola Beauman’s talk. I love Persephone (and their bookshop on Lamb’s Conduit Street is basically my dream lifestyle in material, shop-shaped form). If someone could write up her comments here, it’d be ever so appreciated. The rest of the festival sounds like it has lots of other treats too, though; I shall have to dust off the Oyster card and venture down south.

    • Jane Bradley says:

      Thanks Kate, I’m definitely hoping to go along so there will be a full report here afterwards if so!