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Southwark Festival of Words

5 to 13 June 2021

Southwark Festival of Words

The Festival of Words  features local writers, storytellers and other literary artists showcasing their work and stimulating imagination and creativity with a variety of literary events. The majority of events will take place online, but we will be featuring a small number of in-person events too. Artists include authors, illustrators, storytellers and poets. We do hope you will join us for this year’s festival which promises to serve up an engaging, inspiring and entertaining feast of culture.

We’ll be posting new videos from a range of writers and storytellers on our YouTube channel between 5 and 13 June 2020. The programme contains content for all ages and will be available for you to watch any time until the end of the summer.

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See the What's On Diary for full details of events


Southwark Archives: Photography and Writing Competition - workshops on 5 and 12 June 2021, 1pm to 2pm.
Closing date for entries: 23 July 2021.

Inside Out by Agustin Coll - 1 June 2021 to 30 June 2021

The Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager - 5 June 2021, 11am to 12pm

Ancient and Urban Legends - 5 June 2021, 7pm to 8.30pm

Curtis Brown: Three Poems - watch online from 6 June 2021

Eugenia Sestini: Ups and Downs - watch online from 7 June 2021

Poetic Map of Freedom: open call for submissions - 7 June 2021 to 13 June 2021

Nell Frizzell and Michelle Thomas: The Empathetic Woman - watch online from 8 June 2021, 7pm  

Your Idea Could Be a Book: Authentic Worth Publishing Shows You How - 9 June 2021, 5pm to 7pm

Baby Rhymes for Empathy Day - 10 June 2021, 11am to 11.30am

Words by the Water - 10 June 2021, 8pm to 10pm

Meet Diane Ewen Children's Book Illustrator - 11 June 2021, 4.30pm to 5.30pm

Story Night - 11 June 2021, 6pm to 8pm

Bookbinding for beginners - 12 June 2021, 2pm to 3pm

Girl A - an interview with Abigail Dean - watch online from 12 June 2021, 6pm  

Page last updated: 07 June 2021

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