1 - 3 May 2021
The May bank holiday approaches and whilst we can’t get away, we’re looking forward to The London Library’s Lit Fest. The program includes talks from Salman Rushdie who will be celebrating 40 years’ since the publication of Midnight’s Children, Edmund de Waal and Tom Stoppard in conversation about pre-war Vienna, Sarah Waters on her string of classic novels and Polly Samson discussing her book, Theatre for Dreamers set in 1960s Hydra and one of our favourite reads of last summer. There will also be a spotlight on Virginia Woolf – herself a member of the London Library – with a new performance of A Room of One’s Own directed by Charlotte Westenra and filmed in the library. Plus an interactive workshop, poetry from Malika’s Poetry Kitchen, 5 x 15 talks with David Nicholls, Naomi Ishiguro and more. Tickets to most talks are just £5, or you can buy a 3-day festival pass for £25.