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Be inspired at Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival

A wealth of writing talent returns to South London in May as Lambeth’s ever popular Readers and Writers Festival kicks off its eighth year.

Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival is London’s leading library based literature festival and boasts a programme of readings, discussions, workshops and more. All the events are free and take place in libraries.

The festival is designed to inspire an interest and love in the written and spoken word, and is organised by Lambeth Council’s Library Service.

See the full programme at http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/readersandwriters

This year’s highlights include Courttia Newland in conversation about his new book ‘A Book of Blues’; an evening of discussion and lively debate with top women authors Chris Manby, Lotte Daley, Gillian Hudson and Helen Smith; Edward Docx, a star of the Hay and Edinburgh literary festivals, discussing ‘The Devil’s Garden’; Joanna Czechowska discussing The Black Madonna of Derby, and much more.

The council is also delighted to welcome renowned poet Lemn Sissay who will be opening the West Norwood Library Poetry Garden.

Cllr Florence Nosegbe, Lambeth Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, said: “There is always something inspiring to suit all tastes at Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival, and all the events are free of charge. I really recommend that people check out the programme and get involved.”

To avoid disappointment please book for all events on 020 7926 1075 or by emailing readersandwriters@lambeth.gov.uk.

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