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London Literature Festival

Web: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/festivals-series/london-literature-festival

The London Literature Festival is an annual event that has been showcasing the best in contemporary literature for over a decade. Taking place at the Southbank Centre in London, the festival attracts both well-known and emerging authors from around the world, as well as a diverse audience of literature enthusiasts. The festival is a showcase for a wide range of literary genres, from fiction and poetry to non-fiction and children's literature. Attendees can expect to hear from a diverse array of voices, with the festival programming focusing on themes such as identity, social justice, and the power of storytelling.

One of the festival's main attractions is the author readings, where writers take to the stage to read from their work and engage in a Q&A session with the audience. These readings are a chance for attendees to hear their favourite authors speak in person, and to gain a deeper understanding of their work. In addition to author readings, the festival also features panel discussions and workshops. These events provide a platform for authors and industry professionals to share their insights and experiences, and offer attendees the opportunity to learn more about the writing process and the publishing industry.

The festival also has a strong focus on children's literature, with a dedicated program of events for young readers. These events include author readings, workshops, and storytelling sessions, all designed to encourage a love of reading in children and young adults. One of the highlights of the festival is the poetry stage, where poets from all over the world come together to share their work. The poetry stage is a platform for poets to showcase their talents and connect with audiences, and is a popular feature of the festival. The London Literature Festival is also known for its lively atmosphere and sense of community. Attendees can expect to meet like-minded literature lovers, and to engage in stimulating conversations about literature and the world around us. The festival also features a bookshop, where attendees can purchase books by the authors they have heard at the festival.


London, England


    The festival takes place from
    October 18 to October 29, 2025


Southbank Centre

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