The Lewisham Literary Festival


Oh Icarus, fly not too near the sun, lest thy waxy wings should melt...

A Hither Green-based collective is organising the first Lewisham Literary Festival, September 9th - 16th. The team says:

We want to put on a Literary Festival that’s less ‘literary’ and more ‘festival’ – not serious-faced, chin-strokey readings, but something for people to enjoy.

Currently, the schedule of events is as sketchy as a Tom Clancy plot, but they'll be announcing more details about the programme in the coming weeks and they've just revealed that the launch event will be a book swap, organised by the team behind the popular Firestation Book Swaps in Windsor.

All proceeds from the Festival will go to the Hither Green Community Hall and Arts Society, who run cinema and arts events in the area and are campaigning for a new cinema for Lewisham.

Follow the team on Twitter here for more details.

5 comments:

Little Martin Amis said...

"We want to put on a Literary Festival that’s less ‘literary’ and more ‘festival’ – not serious-faced, chin-strokey readings, but something for people to enjoy."

Oh so exactly the same as every other so called literary festival in the country then. Even Hay has Rob Lowe headlining. Why not be honest I say and call it a Festival of Celebrities who may or may not have a ghost written book (probably of recipes) to flog. Still good luck to them, if they manage to find an actual novelist, I will turn up.

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LewishamLitFest said...

Little Martin Amis, if you can find a celebrity who is willing to travel to SE13, I'm sure we'll be glad to have them...

So far we have several actual novelists, performance poets, non-fiction and children's writers confirmed. It's the tone we're taking that will be non chin-strokey - anyone mentioning literary neoclassicism, for example, will be banned.

Anonymous said...

very funny clip that...

Anonymous said...

I agree...


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