David Nicholls, Lesley Pearse and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown will be among many high-profile authors, poets and journalists visiting Hendon for the North London Literary Festival in April.
Running between April 2 and 3 at Middlesex University, the free student-organised festival will feature readings, publishing workshops, writing competitions and interviews with high profile writers.
12pm: Speed Pitch, 1st Floor Mezzanine, College Building
Pitch your idea to agents: Two minutes, face to face, pitching to an agent.
12.30pm: Poetry Event, Boardroom, College Building
A scintillating and stimulating poetry event: curated by celebrated poet Sarah Wardle.
1.30pm: Local Authors, 1st floor Mezzanine, College Building
Keeping it Local: We are proud to showcase local authors Amy Bird, Ejder Sevgen Raif and Michelle Shine.
2pm: Lesley Pearse, Paige Toon & Janey Fraser, Boardroom (C219), College Building
Inspiring female writers: Up and coming Chick-Lit and Mum-Lit authors as well as the multi-million selling author with an inspirational life story.
2:30-4:30: Make your own book (room C218), College Building
You wrote the story, now make the book: Find out from expert bookbinder Henrique Lagarto how to make your own book.
3.30pm: Gina Blaxill and Paige Toon, 1st floor Mezzanine, College Building
Celebrating International Children’s Book Day: with Gina Blaxill, author of teen thrillers, and Paige Toon, author of young adult chick lit.
3pm: Kate Colquhoun, Boardroom (C219), College Building
Thrilled to have success author Kate Colquhoun with her exciting non-fiction book, ‘Did She Kill Him?’
4pm: Richard Skinner & Katharine Grant, Boardroom (C219), College Building
On re-imagining the past: two top literary authors discuss their new novels.
5pm: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Boardroom (C219), College Building
Author, broadcaster and Independent columnist takes the stage to discuss her published work and the book she has just finished.
6pm: Gala, Boardroom (C219), College Building
Middlesex University’s own Billy Clark, Sarah Wardle, Alison Winch and Helen Hester discuss their new books, embracing friendship, poetry, relevance theory and sex. Please not that this event is 18-rated .
Also as part of The Big Draw, we will be presenting The Big Jam – a drawing and performance event
Proper Job Theatre Company return to Middlesex with their new show inspired by H.G. Wells’ novel of the same title.
Paul Pacifico joins us to discuss the future of the music industry, particularly from the perspective of the artist, budding or established.
Join us for the University's Big Draw Family Day on Friday 28 October to celebrate drawing and creativity.