Deptford Literature Festival Streams 2024

Welcome to Deptford Literature Festival Streams 2024

Here you can access all six streamed events from the 2024 Deptford Literature Festival programme.

These will be available from the dates and times listed below. Each event will be available for 7 days from date of first broadcast, except where noted. All streams are captioned.

Friday 15 March
7.30pm – Neoprene Genie presents soft soft

Saturday 16 March
12pm – Disabled Poets Prize 2024 announcement event

Sunday 17 March
10am – Meet the Editors
12pm – Deptford Feeds Itself
2.30pm – Your Next Read
4pm – Music + Words

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Neoprene Genie presents soft soft

This event asks: how can we hold space for one another to explore our creative expanse? Neoprene Genie presents this evening as an offering. Soundscapes, self care offerings and immersive musical poetic sharings from a host of international artists, curated by Tice Cin with love.

Featuring: Tice Cin, Kareem Parkins-Brown, Karen Nyame KG, Joe Kinwu, dream beach, Lex Amor, Maymana of Fungi Futures, Misbah, Asmaa Jama, Mandisa Apena, Annie Hayter, Olivia Douglass, Oshanti Ahmed, Maeve Slattery for Botanically Meadhbh, and Yomi Odubanjo.

Disabled Poets Prize 2024 announcement event

Join Jamie Hale, founder and judge of the Disabled Poets Prize and fellow judges Pascale Petit and Stephen Lightbown for the announcement of the winners and shortlisted poets of this year’s Prize.

This stream will be available for one month.

Meet the Editors

Connect with some of the leading editors and publishers working in the publishing industry today: Aliya Gulamani, Commissioning Editor at Unbound, the world’s first crowdfunding publisher, Eishar Brar, Editorial Director at Knights Of, an inclusive publisher focused on publishing underrepresented voices, and Marianne Tatepo, Publishing Director for Penguin Random House non-fiction imprint, Square Peg (Vintage). Hosted by Spread the Word’s Bobby Nayyar.

Deptford Feeds Itself

During the last fifteen years, the food culture of Deptford has changed. This is not just a natural evolution, but the result of planning, redevelopment, increasing rents, immigration raids, and new residents. Is this a good thing? Join Melissa Thompson, Jonathan Nunn, Rees Nicolas and others, as they discuss the past, present and future of Deptford’s food.

Your Next Read

Join local writer and editor and host, Sara Jafari, in this easy going and engaging event where you’ll be introduced to the work of up and coming writers, Ashani Lewis (Winter Animals), Oisín McKenna (Evenings and Weekends) and Sarah Marsh (A Sign of Your Own) who will discuss their path to publication.

Music + Words

Sit down with host Natty Kasambala and South London writers Aniefiok ‘Neef’ Ekpoudom (Where We Come From: Rap, Home and Hope in Modern Britain), Emma Warren (Document Your Culture, Dance Your Way Home), and Jacqueline Crooks (Fire Rush) for a conversation about music and writing. They’ll be exploring the intimate connection between music and story, how it informs their work and how South London’s often hidden and untold music scenes relate to a communities’ identity, sense of place, history and activism.