We organise three annual festivals:
Festival America 2018: Focus Canada, the inaugural London edition
The inaugural London edition of Festival America took place in September 2018, providing a satellite for the much-lauded Festival America, founded in Vincennes in 2002. A large group of writers from across the continent visited their French publishers and readers, and then travelled on to London. With the support of our UK, US, Canadian, Québec and French partners, we had many fascinating and thought-provoking events in venues around Trafalgar Square with authours including Omar El Akkad, Patrick DeWitt, Heather O’Neill, Brit Bennett, Sarah Churchwell and Dany Laferrière.
Dulwich Literary Festival 2018 took place from 7th – 11th November, with events at Dulwich College, Dulwich Books, St Barnabas Church and West Norwood Feast. The Festival will return in autumn 2019. Full programme and tickets will be available at www.dulwichliteraryfestival.co.uk.
The 2018 line-up included Jo Brand on feminism, Ben Macintyre on Cold War espionage, Jane Glover on Handel’s life in London, Kamal Ahmed on race and the British identity, and Lindsey Hilsum on her colleague, the war correspondent Marie Colvin. To find out more about these events and for updates on the 2019 festival, please visit www.dulwichliteraryfestival.co.uk.
The Balham Literary Festival takes place every summer.
This year the festival took place over the weekend of 8 – 10th June. The theme was Summer Loving and we had wonderful events with authors including Tim Marshall, Melissa Hemsley, Diana Evans, Guy Gunaratne, A. C. Grayling, Tim Winton and Tessa Hadley. There is a gallery of photos on the Balham Literary Festival website.
In 2019 the festival will take place in mid-June, with exact dates to be announced in the New Year.
For more details please visit www.balhamliteraryfestival.co.uk.