Deptford Literature Festival
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As part of Deptford Literature Festival, we have a special day of writing, reading and drawing activities taking place for younger festival goers, most of which are curated by our friends at Round Table Books. Deptford Literature Festival takes place on Saturday 19 March 2022, and all our families events will take place in the children’s library at Deptford Lounge. Round Table Books will be selling books by authors featured at the Festival and more in Deptford Lounge Library throughout the day. All Children’s and Family events are BSL interpreted.

All family events are £2 per child, with booking in advance essential. Tickets provide £2 off any book purchase Round Table Books shop on the day. All family events require a parent,  carer or guardian to stay with the children at all times.

Deptford Literature Festival Children’s and Family lineup:

an image of a person wearing glasses smiling gently at the cameraFlavia Zorrilla Drago: Gustavo the Shy Ghost – in partnership with Round Table Books
Deptford Lounge Children’s Library
Saturday 19 March 2022 10am – 11am
Age recommendation: 2 – 4 years
BSL Interpreted
£2 per child – each ticket provides you with £2 off any book purchase at the Round Table Books shop on the day.

Join author and illustrator Flavia Z Drago to find out all about her creation: Gustavo the Shy Ghost. There will be storytelling, drawing and craft – you’ll even be able to make your very own monster to take home.
Book here: www.spreadtheword.org.uk/events/families-event-flavia-zorrilla-drago

a photo of a woman's head and shoulders sat looking relaxeda close up photo of a woman's face, her hair is braided and she is smilingLaura Henry-Allain and Onyinye Iwu: My Skin, Your Skin – in partnership with Round Table Books
Deptford Lounge Children’s Library
Saturday 19 March 11.30am – 12.30pm
Age recommendation  4 – 7
BSL Interpreted
£2 per child – each ticket provides you with £2 off any book purchase at the  Round Table Books shop on the day.

In this session, Laura Henry-Allain MBE, creator of JoJo and Gran Gran and Onyinye Iwu will offer a reading of My Skin, Your Skin, a question and answer session and a draw-along, where children will be able to draw, write and/or mark about their families, their uniqueness and what makes them great!
Book here: www.spreadtheword.org.uk/events/families-event-laura-henry-allain-and-onyinye-iwu

Lucas Vale Primary School and Friends of Brookmill Park present Parklife Poetry with Laila Sumpton

Deptford Lounge Children’s Library
Saturday 19 March 2022 1 – 1.30pm
Free – just turn up!
BSL Interpreted
Come and join the children from Lucas Vale Primary School as they perform their Park Life polyvocal poem inspired by their explorations of Brookmill Park with poet Laila Sumpton and the Friends of Brookmill Park.

More info (no booking required): www.spreadtheword.org.uk/events/deptford-literature-festival-lucas-vale-primary-school-present-parklife-poetry-with-laila-sumpton

 

Planet Omar! by Zanib Mian – in partnership with Round Table Books
Deptford Lounge Children’s Library
Saturday 19 March 2022 2 – 3pm
Age recommendation: 7 – 10
BSL Interpreted
£2 per child – each ticket provides you with £2 off any book purchase at the Round Table Books shop on the day.

When his best friend Daniel messes up, Omar decides to take the blame – can his friends prove his innocence and show that he wasn’t responsible for the chaos? Join former teacher Zanib for a fantastic event around this hilarious cartoon-style book.
Book here: www.spreadtheword.org.uk/events/deptford-literature-festival-families-eventplanet-omar-by-zanib-mian

Denzell DankwahAn illustration workshop with Denzell Dankwah – illustrator of Superheroes – in partnership with Round Table Books
Deptford Lounge Children’s Library
Saturday 19 March 2022 3.30 – 4.30pm
Age recommendation 10+
BSL Interpreted
£2 per child – each ticket provides you with £2 off any book purchase at the Round Table Books shop on the day.

Superheroes is a book filled with inspiring journeys, to encourage and empower you to harness your power and become your own superhero. Discover the new daring tales of inspiration from over fifty iconic British icons today, who have each harnessed their curiosity and ambition and turned it into their own superhero power. Come join Denzell Dankwah for a comic-style illustration workshop, and a question and answer session.
Book here: www.spreadtheword.org.uk/events/deptford-literature-festival-families-event-round-table-books-present-denzell-dankwah

About Round Table Books 

Round Table Books is the only children’s bookshop in Brixton. It officially opened its doors in June 2018 after successfully running two pop up shops and crowdfunding £50,000 to do so. It stocks inclusive titles from underrepresented authors and illustrators for the ages of 0-18 and regularly holds events both in the store and wider community.


Deptford Literature Festival takes place on Saturday 19 March 2022 and celebrates the diversity and creativity of Deptford and Lewisham through words, stories and performance. It is run by Spread the Word in collaboration with independent producer Tom MacAndrew. You can read more about the festival and see the full programme at: spreadtheword.org.uk/deptford-literature-festival

 

Published 26 January 2022