This year Streatham Arts Festival has an exciting new offering for our community. Art and music have long been a key part of the festival, but literature is about to join the mix!
From local to big-name authors, writing competitions, poetry and spoken word, as well as opportunities to meet authors, get bespoke advice from booksellers and librarians on choosing the perfect book for you or your child, and have access to talks on getting published, Streatham Literature Festival has something for everyone. Check out our programme of events for the line-up and tickets.
At the moment, most of events are planned to take place live in venues around Streatham, with online streaming options for those who can’t or don’t want to risk coming out.
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 contact Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIT FEST EVENTS
SUNDAY 11 October
THE STREATHAM SUNDAY SPECIAL
A LIVE EVENT AT STREATHAM SPACE PROJECT
A day of workshops, readings and discussions followed by spoken word, music, and poetry. Come along to Streatham’s purpose-built theatre space next to Streatham Hill Station and take part in the live sessions or join in online.
Moon Lane Books are The Literature Festival’s Partner Bookeseller.
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Frann Preston-Gannon is an award-winning illustrator and author for young children. £10 per child. 5-10 Parents will be able to wait in the cafe at Streatham Space Project and will not be charged. Booking Essential. Click this link to book tickets for the live event www.streathamspaceproject.co.uk Her books include The Journey Home, Rang-Tan in My Bedroom and Dave's Cave, and her biggest project - I am the Seed That Grew The Tree, a huge illustrated book of poetry offering a seasonal poem for…Find out more »
If you are interested in getting published, this session is for you! Pods for 2 people, £10 (£5 a ticket) - Booking Essential. Click this link to book tickets for the live event www.streathamspaceproject.co.uk Two authors discuss their latest books and bring their experiences of how the world of publishing works and is evolving with Hannah Taylor. Books will be available to buy on the day. Amanda Brookfield Amanda, who lives locally, is the bestselling author of 16 novels, including her first…Find out more »
Hamed Amiri is the author of The Boy with Two Hearts: A Story of Hope (Icon books, 2020). Radio 4 Book of the Week in June 2020. Pods for 2 people, £10 (£5 a ticket) - Booking is Essential. Click this link to book tickets for the live event www.streathamspaceproject.co.uk He received the Inspiring the Next Generation Award from the University of South Wales in 2016 for services to education and young people. In this session, Hamza will interview Hamed about his ground-breaking book. When the…Find out more »
Talks and a panel discussion from three of the contributors to Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené anthology of essays by 20 black women authors, journalists, actors, activists, and artists, Loud Black Girls. Pods for 2 people, £10 (£5 a ticket)- Booking is Essential. Click this link to book tickets for the live event www.streathamspaceproject.co.uk “Now that we’ve learnt how to Slay in our Lanes, what’s next? …‘Being a loud black girl isn't about the volume of your voice; and using your…Find out more »
Vocals & Verses presents the annual BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPECIAL. After a testing year for black people in the diaspora, you are invited to an evening celebrating black culture through spoken word and live music.Find out more »
Kevin is a Streatham resident, leading stand-up comedian, comedy writer, and former Match of the Day presenter. He will talk with fellow-local comedian and Crystal Palace fan, Chloe Petts, about his book, Who Are Ya? -a mix of comic football observation, friendly fan rivalry and quirky anecdote. It features a foreword by Gary Lineker and a host of celebrity contributions and is partly autobiographical and laugh-out-loud funny. Arrive early to secure your seat - click here for a diary reminder…Find out more »
This year, The Streatham Festival inaugurated a new Streatham Literature Festival. As part of this, a new Children’s Short Story competition was announced by Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP at the launch of Lou’s Little Library on Pathfield Road last month. This small community library was created to commemorate the life and work of local resident. Louise Simonsen, by celebrating and sharing her love of reading with her children with a selection of books donated by and shared with their local community. …Find out more »