Southwark Festival of Words

FREE events for all ages in Southwark’s libraries 8 to 14 June 2019

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Southwark libraries are delighted to present this literary festival for children and adults. The programme includes a broad range of cultural events including theatre, spoken word, storytelling and film, while supporting a number of emerging Southwark based writers and performers.

Browse events online

Download the full programme (pdf, 898kb)

Enter the Festival of Words writing competition

To mark 150 years of Southwark Park, we'd like you to write a story on the theme of The Park.

There are three age categories:

  •  6 to 11 years; 300 to 500 words
  • 12 to 15 years; 300 to 500 words
  • 16 years and above; 300 to 1,500 words

All winners will be published in an e-Book to be available on Borrowbox throughout Southwark Libraries.

Hand your story to a member of staff at any Southwark Library or email it to by Monday 10 June.

The winners will be announced on Friday 14 June 2019. Ensure your full name, age and telephone number is on your entry. Without this we cannot judge your story.

Page last updated: 20 May 2019