Bexley Literary Festival

The Book Buzz Literary Festival ran for its third season from Saturday 15 February to Saturday 29 February 2020. The festival included lots of events and activities held in Bexley’s libraries and other venues all around the borough.

Bexley Literary Festival Book Buzz 2020 logo

We were thrilled to welcome many authors including:

  • Elly Griffiths
  • Ben Aaronovitch
  • Andrew Cartmel
  • James Swallow
  • Nick Barratt
  • Jacky Hyams
  • Christy Lefteri
  • Elaine Everest
  • Mark Billingham, and
  • Dorothy Koomson.

We also held some fascinating non-fiction talks and workshops some of which were held in some amazing places around the borough including Hall Place, The Exchange, Lesnes Abbey, Danson House and Crossness Engines Trust.

Highlights for children included:

  • Nick Arnold’s “Horrible Science Show”
  • Comic illustration workshops from Kev Sutherland
  • Animal handling from the Wiggly Wild Show
  • Visits from author Joseph Coelho, and
  • Interactive code breaking from Bletchley Park’s Tom Briggs.

We also provided storytelling, drama workshops, theatre shows, robotics workshops, a mobile planetarium and comedy poetry.

There really was something for everyone.

Burnt Oak Buzz covers Book Buzz 2020!

We were very lucky to have the Media Crew from Burnt Oak Junior School reporting on our Book Buzz Literary Festival.

Burnt Oak Junior school logo a yellow circle with the brown figure as the trunk of a tree.

The children have done a superb job in writing up their reports of the events and activities they attended including the fun packed launch day at Central Library which included interviews will the Mayor and Councillor Craske.

Take a look at issue 11 of the Burnt Oak Buzz news report on their website to remind yourself of the fun activities that took place during Book Buzz 2020. Well done Burnt Oak School Media Crew for such a brilliant write up.

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