Tag: Saturday

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…

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…

Writing Africa’s Development: Narratives, Agency, Accountability

Writing Africa’s Development: Narratives, Agency, Accountability Saturday 2 July  12:00 – 13:15 FREE Who writes the narrative on Africa’s development trajectory?  Where are these narratives to be found, and how and why are they written? As work on the new UN…

The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso

The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso Saturday 2 July  13:30 – 14:00 FREE Launch of the latest novel by Barbadian-born writer and architect Yewande Omotoso, who grew up in Nigeria and now lives in South Africa. A wickedly funny…

2016 Caine Prize Reading Group Event

2016 Caine Prize Reading Group Event Saturday 2 July  10:30 – 12:00 FREE Bronte/ Bâ Room A closed event for reading group members to meet the short-listed writers and discuss their stories. If you have a reading group that would like…