Streatham Literature Festival

Streatham Literature Festival brings you local authors and big names, creative writing workshops and a children’s short story writing competition, comedy, poetry and spoken word, opportunities to meet the authors through talks and Q&A, or you can get bespoke recommendations from booksellers and librarians to help you choose the perfect book for you, or your child. Streatham Literature Festival has something for everyone.

We could not produce the festival without the help of our volunteers. If you would like to be part of the team curating and running the literature festival, please sign up via our new Festival Volunteers page, or contact Hannah, Literature Festival Coordinator at



Sunday 10th October 2021

Streatham Space Project, Streatham’s very own purpose-built theatre space next to Streatham Hill Station, hosted a live event – a whole day of workshops, readings and discussions with authors, followed by spoken word, music, and poetry to celebrate Black History Month. Moon Lane Ink C.I.C were Streatham Literature Festival’s 2021 Partner Bookseller with a fabulous bookstall featuring an inspiring selection of reading for all ages.

Scroll down for details of our our ‘Evergreen’ children’s short story writing guide. 

Children’s Short Story Competition ‘Evergreen’ Resources

The White House Prep School, have provided some excellent resources to support your writing journey. 

Designed with primary-aged children in mind, there are two categories: years 1-3 and years 4-6.

If your school or group is interested in short story writing, please contact

for some helpful resources and a lesson plan.


Watch the video above, and see below for all resources and guidance on how to write the perfect short story.