When: 7th-9th October 2016
Where: Antonin Artaud Building, Brunel University
What: A FREE weekend of literary performances from over twenty-five bestselling and globally renowned authors with a lively festival atmosphere.
The festival will be home to vibrant conversations, inspiring readings, book signings, masterclasses and workshops. Some of the author highlights this year include:
Amit Chaudhuri – Celebrated novelist, critic and musician, author of Oysseus Abroad
Samantha Shannon – Internationally bestselling author of The Bone Season series.
Will Self – Professor of Contemporary Thought at Brunel University London; journalist, political commentator, literary critic; author.
Ken Livingstone – Prominent Labour Party member, former Mayor of London, author of Being Red: A Politics for the Future.
Benjamin Zephaniah –World-renowned performance poet, activist and commentator; Professor in Creative Writing at Brunel University London.
Matt Haig – British novelist. His book Reasons to Stay Alive, a memoir about the author’s experience with depression, has been chosen as a World Book Night 2016 book.
Shappi Khorsandi – Author and comedian who has appeared on Channel 4’s Comedy Gala and Sport Relief. Her debut novel is Nina is Not Ok.
This year’s Hillingdon Literary festival also features its first community writing competition, with shortlisted entries published in an anthology ‘Writing Local|Thinking Global‘ and an overall winner of £250 to be announced at the event. Several of our Brunel Creative Writers are on the list so come along to support them and read their work!
All events are free, but “Weekend Ticket” reservation via the website is strongly recommended, as tickets are selling out quickly!
More info & tickets @ www.HillingdonLiteraryFestival.com