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Endings & Beginnings – with Yewande Omotoso

Endings & Beginnings – with Yewande Omotoso Sunday 3 July 14:30 – 16:30, £20 Bronte/ Bâ Room A In this workshop with guest writer Yewande Omotoso, we meditate on fiction novels and the artform of first and last impressions. Through a…

Storytelling; finding your voice

Saturday  2 July 14.15 – 15.00 & 15.30 – 16.15 Elliot/ Ogot Room Free drop in family sessions, aimed at 5+ Join dynamic singer-song writer Lánre Njoku for an interactive storytelling session for families. This workshop offers all participants a…

The Digital Debate: A New Era of Reading & Publishing?

The Digital Debate: A New Era of Reading & Publishing? Saturday 2 July 10:30 – 12:00 Elliot/ Ogot Room The advent of e-book readers including the Kindle, Nook and Kobo has revolutionised reading habits. Readers who were historically limited to…

Writing a Novel – Masterclass with Bernardine Evaristo

Saturday 2 July 14:00-17:00, Bronte/ Bâ Room A, British Library, FREE A Royal Society of Literature Booker Prize Foundation Masterclass with Bernardine Evaristo A workshop exploring all the elements of fiction that go into writing a novel. Aimed at writers aged…

The Immigrant by Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor

The Immigrant Sunday 3 July 17.30-19.30 £8 /£6/ £5 The Immigrant is a provocative play that explores what the world would look like if Africa was the most powerful continent in the world. Set in 2116, Oliver, a Brit seeking…

Taty Went West by Nikhil Singh

Taty Went West by Nikhil Singh Sunday 3 July 16:00 – 16:30 FREE Described as a ‘hallucinogenic post-apocalyptic carnival ride’, this debut novel published by Kwani? Trust is no ordinary adventure story. Through genre-shifting prose and 50 illustrations, Nikhil Singh…

Boiling a Great Plot: Contemporary Genre Fiction

Boiling a Great Plot: Contemporary Genre Fiction Sunday 3 July 14:30 – 15:45 FREE With writers Leye Adenle, Nikhil Singh and Frances Mensah Williams. Chaired by Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed. From crime writing to international women’s fiction, sci-fi and fantasy – what are…

How To Spell Naija in 100 Short Stories, vol. 2 by Chuma Nwokolo

How To Spell Naija in 100 Short Stories, vol. 2 by Chuma Nwokolo Sunday 3 July 13:45-14:15 FREE We welcome back Chuma Nwokolo to launch the second volume of his successful short story collection. These tales boldly range over Nigeriana,…

On Being A Woman Writer: Nawal El Saadawi

On Being A Woman Writer: Nawal El Saadawi in conversation Saturday 2 July  18.30 – 20.00, £10 /£8/ £7 The internationally renowned writer, novelist, psychiatrist and fighter for women’s rights was born in 1931, in a village outside Cairo, and wrote…

The 2016 Caine Prize Conversation

The 2016 Caine Prize Conversation Saturday 2 July  16:30 – 18:00 FREE The Caine Prize maps new directions in contemporary African writing. Join the 2016 shortlisted writers Abdul Adan, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Tope Folarin, Bongani Kona and Lidudumalingani. Chaired by…