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Spring/Summer 2023 Events


Dreams for Midsummer - a gala of local poets and story-writers

Wednesday 21 June, Zoom, 7pm: Free

Join us on Midsummer Solstice for a celebration of the best new writing - both poetry and short fiction - as we explore the theme of A Dream for Midsummer. You'll hear a selection of readings from local poets and story-writers who've created new pieces especially for the occasion. 

Writing for Activism: Masterclass

Writing for Activism: a masterclass with Toby Litt 

24 August, Zoom, 7pm: £15 (places limited)

Many writers are drawn to social and political issues, becoming campaigners and activists not just alongside but through their writing.  Join us for a masterclass with a leading UK activist writer to explore how to marry art form with action to maximum effect.

Lodestone Poets

Lodestone Poets #8: Rishi Dastidar, Jessica Mookherjee, and Anna Saunders

Thursday 21 September, Zoom, 7.30pm: £Free/PayWhatYouCan 

Our friends at The Lodestone Poets return for a third time to Lit Fest, bringing another trio of the UK's brightest emerging poets as they explore ecology, the impact of touch, and the underbelly of eighties and nineties London. With supporting readings from the Lodestone founders, Sarala Estruch, Lesley Sharpe, and Dave Wakely.

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