The College Building, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT
We are proud to announce that North London Literary Festival returns to Middlesex University at 16 March 2017.
The theme is 'writing beyond borders' and we want to address the current socio-political climate and ask how can the arts form a meaningful response? How do we imagine the world five, ten, twenty years from now? And so this year we’re exploring artistic responses to Brexit and Trump, as well as dystopian writing, journalism, diverse literature, and writing about our present and our future.
|11am/12pm||Writing Workshop 1: David Cottis & Adam Lively - Unleash the Power of Words!||Book|
|11am||Writing Workshop 2: Deborah Klika - Frames in Sitcoms||Book|
|12pm||Writing Workshop 3 - How (and how not) to self publish a novel||Book|
|12pm||Speed Pitching with Literary Agents - Nicola Chang (Aitken Alexander Associates) & Vicki Salter, Jamilah Ahmed (Barbara Levy Literary Agency)||Book|
|1pm||Headliner: Alex Andreou||Book|
|2pm||Panel Discussion - Writing Beyond Genres and Borders||Book|
|3.30pm||Headliner - Afua Hirsch||Book|
|4.30pm||Panel Discussion - Dystopia, Technology and Contemporary Concerns||Book|
|6pm||Headliner - Warren Ellis||Book|
|7pm||Write to Reply!! - Open Mic Session||Book|
Afua Hirsch is a writer, broadcaster, barrister and human rights development worker of Ghanaian, English and Jewish heritage. She is the Social Affairs and Education Editor for Sky News and was previously a correspondent for the British newspaper The Guardian.
Alex Andreou is a writer, journalist and actor of Greek origin. He’s written for the Guardian, the New Statesman, and also for BBC Radio 4 and Byline, a radical platform for independent journalism, as well as a number of British and Greek publications. He has given several TED talks, and is a keen anti-poverty campaigner, political commentator and advocate for migrants’ rights. As an actor, he has performed at the National Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Southbank Centre, Southwark Playhouse and Manchester Royal Exchange, among others. He also has a background in law and market investigation
There are lots more details and further information about the line-up of individual events on the North London Lit Fest website.
This year the winner of our fiction competition will receive the original Old Kingdom Trilogy by internationally renowned author Garth Nix, In addition a especially signed edition of his latest book in the Old Kingdom series Goldenhand.
All events are free but please note that in order to guarantee your seat at any of the events you must book in advance using the links above.