From the web page londonlibrarylitfest.co.uk
We’re bringing together some of the brightest stars in the literary firmament for an eclectic and thought-provoking Bank Holiday weekend of online talks, workshops and performances, exploring libraries and The London Library in particular, as open places of community, discovery and refuge; where every book and every voice has a place; where ideas and creativity can form and grow.
Salman Rushdie joins us to mark 40 years since the publication of Midnight’s Children; Simon Schama talks famous literary friendships and rivalries; Sarah Waters chats to Hallie Rubenhold, Tom Stoppard to Edmund de Waal, Polly Samson to Edward Docx; we celebrate Rebecca West and Stefan Zweig; delve into our famously eccentric Science & Miscellaneous section with 5x15, discover lost literary gems with Virago and Hamish Hamilton and gender swap stories with Karrie Fransman and Jonathan Plackett. We premiere our dramatisation of A Room of One’s Own and then go out with a poetry party, courtesy of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen. All that and plenty more besides.
Tickets for most events cost £5 or you can buy a Festival Pass at the very reasonable price of £25 for all the weekend’s events.