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North London Literary Festival 2017

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START DATE 16 March 2017
START TIME 11:00am

The College Building, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT

END DATE 16 March 2017
END TIME 08:30pm

The North London Lit Fest returns to Middlesex University in 2017 with Warren Ellis, Afua Hirsch and Alex Andreou headlining

Warren Ellis, Afua Hirsch and Alex Andreou - the headliners from the NLLF 2017

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/12pmWriting Workshop 1: David Cottis & Adam Lively - Unleash the Power of Words!Book
11amWriting Workshop 2: Deborah Klika - Frames in SitcomsBook
12pmWriting Workshop 3 - How (and how not) to self publish a novelBook
12pmSpeed Pitching with Literary Agents - Nicola Chang (Aitken Alexander Associates) & Vicki Salter, Jamilah Ahmed (Barbara Levy Literary Agency)Book
1pmHeadliner: Alex AndreouBook
2pmPanel Discussion - Writing Beyond Genres and BordersBook
3.30pmHeadliner - Afua HirschBook
4.30pmPanel Discussion - Dystopia, Technology and Contemporary ConcernsBook
6pmHeadliner - Warren EllisBook
7pmWrite to Reply!! - Open Mic SessionBook


Warren Ellis is the award-winning writer of graphic novels like Transmetropolitan, Fell, Ministry of Space and Planetary, and the author of the NYT-bestselling Gun Machine and the “underground classic” novel Crooked Little Vein, as well as the digital short-story single Dead Pig Collector. His newest book is the novella NormalL, from FSG Originals. The movie Red is based on his graphic novel of the same name, its sequel having been released in summer 2013.  IRON MAN 3 is based on his Marvel Comics graphic novel.

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

More details

There are lots more details and further information about the line-up of individual events on the North London Lit Fest website.

Enter our fiction competition

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.

You can submit your entry by email. To find out more about the competition please visit the North London Lit Fest website.

Book your free tickets

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.

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