Dates announced for second Stoke Newington Literary Festival
Authors and poets set to return to Stoke Newington after success of first festival
ORGANISERS of the very first Stoke Newington Literary Festival in June have announced next year’s dates for the diary.
A host of published authors, writers and poets will once again descend on the bookshops and venues of Stoke Newington between Friday 3 and Sunday 5 June 2011.
This year saw the likes columnist and election candidate Suzanne Moore, politician Tony Benn and comedians Shappi Khorsandi and Stewart Lee talk about their work.
So bookworms will be waiting excitedly to hear about the next programme of speakers and events, which is currently being compiled.
Liz Vater, festival founder and director, said: “Response this year from visitors and authors alike was incredible. We knew straight away that we wanted to make the festival an annual event. Next year we’ll be focusing on developing the festival further to include an exciting children’s programme, to continue the debate on multiculturalism we started in our first year and a more diverse array of both writers and visitors.”
Events will again take place in the recently refurbished Stoke Newington Town Hall Assembly Rooms, Stoke Newington Library and in pubs and other venues across the area.
- 1 Great Christmas markets in and around north London
- 2 CCTV: Dog walker helped raped woman, 19, call the police in Hackney
- 3 Operation Mincemeat: Role of Hackney mortuary marked in Colin Firth film
- 4 Homerton LTN to be made permanent despite division among residents
- 5 Weather warning issued ahead of expected gale force winds in London
- 6 Possible travel disruptions for central London this week
- 7 Boxpark reveals plans for Shoreditch rooftop garden
- 8 Five convicted for 'horrifying' Broadway Market stabbing
- 9 Stoke Newington residents go without running water for days
- 10 South Hackney stabbing: Woman arrested and man left fighting for his life
Residents are invited to register their interest via the festival website for advance notice of ticket sales and priority booking.
And organisers will also be looking for volunteers to help with preparation and stewarding over the weekend.
For more information, go to www.stokenewingtonliteraryfestival.com.