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Bexley Literary Festival

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Book Buzz - Bexley’s very first Literary Festival – will be taking place from 10 – 24 February 2018.

We have put together a packed programme of events and activities across the fortnight. There is something for everyone – adults, children, teens, families and school groups.

We’ll have storytellers, theatre performances for children, comic arts workshops, dance and drama workshops, a poetry spin, “Where’s Wally?” hunts and Harry Potter activities to enjoy over half term. Look out for visits from special guests such as The Gruffalo, Elmer and Peter Rabbit too.

For adults, we will be having visits from best-selling authors including Ben Aaronovitch, Stephen Booth, Rosie Goodwin, Mike Gayle, Alison Weir and Simon Brett. There will also be workshops on creative writing, screenplays and how to get published and much more.

View the festival programme and find out how to get your free tickets.

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Additional Book Buzz events now available

Family Storytelling sessionsFamily Storytelling sessions
Storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton will be holding family storytelling sessions in the delightful surroundings of the Library at Danson House.

There will be four sessions
• Monday 12 February from 2pm - 2.40pm
• Monday 12 February from 3pm - 3.40pm
• Friday 16 February from 2pm - 2.40pm
• Friday 16 February from 3pm - 3.40pm

The stories be a mixture of fairy tales and Greek myths and will be suitable for families with children aged 6 and over.
Tickets are free but must be booked in advance at

Dan SimpsonPoet in Residence – Dan Simpson
Festival poet in residence, Dan Simpson will be holding three events in libraries across the borough

• Poetry workshop for adults at Sidcup Library on Wednesday 21 February from 2.30pm – 4pm
• Poetry workshop and performance for teens and young adults at Central Library on Thursday 22 February from 4pm – 6pm
• Poetry reading at Erith Library on Friday 23 February from 3.30pm – 5pm

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance at

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