Spread the Word at
London Literature Festival


Spread the Word is pleased to be part of this year’s London Literature Festival at Southbank Centre, which runs 17 – 27 October 2019. The London Literature Festival brings new resonance to timeless narratives, returning for its 13th year with an exploration of fairy tales for our times with today’s leading writers, thinkers and cultural observers.

The programme of events is diverse and eclectic, and Spread the Word is pleased to be part of two special events during the celebration of worldwide literature:

Spread the Word: London Writers Awards Showcase, Tuesday 22 October, 7pm, Royal Festival Hall Blue Room, £8

Hear new poetry from the six winners of the London Writers Awards: Annie Hayter, Helen Bowell, Jamie Hale, Jemilea Wisdom-Baako, Lily Paine and Merrie Joy Williams.

From Hong Kong to the English countryside, through interrogations of the womb as a living archive, to the self-preserving act of finding hope in the darkest of spaces, arriving as visions between myths of past and present, these poets reflect the diversity and richness of poetry in London today.

The London Writers Awards is writer development agency Spread the Word’s annual development programme for talented London writers.

For tickets and more information: southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/138212-spread-word-london-writers-awards-showcase-2019

London Literature Festival Writers Day, Saturday 26 October, Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer, FREE

Hosted in partnership with Creative Future, London Literature Festival Writers’ Day plays host to a succession of 15 minute presentations and talks from artists, publishers and literary organisations, including Spread the Word. Whether you are just starting out as a writer, or have been writing for years, this series of free talks is the perfect opportunity to gain inside insight from literary professionals and discover hints, tips and initiatives that can help advance your writing career.

The event also sees a special literary fair takeover the Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer, with leading literary organisations and publishers exhibiting their work and practice.

For tickets and more information: southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/138270-london-literature-festival-writers%E2%80%99-day-2019-2019

You can see the full lineup for the London Literature Festival at: southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/festivals-series/london-literature-festival

Published 12 August 2019