A roundup of events from the literary world


  • Saturday 17th February
    An Afternoon with Jacqueline Wilson

    As part of the Southbank's Imagine Children's Festival, bestselling award-winning author Jacqueline Wilson will discuss her much-loved characters like Hetty Feather and Tracy Beaker, as well as her latest paperback, Wave Me Goodbye, her novel set at the start of World War Two. Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road,. 2pm Find out more
  • Wednesday 21st February
    Julian Barnes in conversation with Hermione Lee

    Julian Barnes discusses his new novel, The Only Story, that takes as its subject first love and its unforeseen consequences, The Royal Institution, 21 Albermarle Street, London, W1S 4BS. 7pm Find out more
  • Thursday 8th March
    International Women's Day Launch of the #MeToo poetry anthology

    For International Women’s Day, join poets Deborah Alma (aka The Emergency Poet), Jill Abram, Michelle Penn and Jacqueline Saphra to celebrate the launch of #MeToo, a new poetry anthology of women’s experiences and responses inspired by the #MeToo campaign. 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 1BJ. 7pm Find out more
  • Friday 16th March
    Word Factory Presents: An Evening with Anne Enright

    On the eve of St Patrick’s Day. Man Booker prize winner Anne Enright, Laureate for Irish Fiction, acclaimed novelist, short story writer and essayist, discusses the boundaries of short fiction in new work and her writing life, in conversation with Word Factory associate director Paul McVeigh. Waterstones 203-206 Piccadilly London W1J 9HD. 7-8.30pm Find out more