Croydon Literary Festival 2018

27th October 2018
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Take part in the 2018 Literary Festival

Welcome to the second Croydon Literary Festival!

After the success of the first CLF in 2017, we’ve tried to kick on in year 2 with a wider-ranging programme of speakers; three sessions for younger readers; and three new venues for the much larger programme we’ve planned this year! We really hope you like this new, expanded programme, and find something to engage with across the day.

As ever, the Croydon Literary Festival is run entirely by volunteers. Cassie, head of festival, Clair, programme director, and Brad, creative director, have been joined by the super-talented Tim Footman, Deb Stone and Sarah Kingsford as programme managers. Between us we have developed the programme and set up this larger festival, hoping to engage with even more people across the borough than last year.

We hope you have a wonderful day.

Events will take place across three venues this year:

  • Croydon Clocktower: the Braithwaite Hall, the David Lean Cinema and The Workshop
  • Croydon Central Library
  • The Spread Eagle Pub & Theatre

We look forward to seeing you there!

Event programme

27th October 2018
11.15 - 16.15

Croydon Literary Festival 2018 - Croydon Central Library

Take part in the 2018 Literary Festival - Croydon Central Library
11.15 - The Reader Leader: Connecting through literature The Reader’s Shared Reading sessions are places to relax, meet local people and share great literature with others every week. Just sit down and enjoy listening to a short story and poem – there’s no pressure to talk or read. Reading...

Croydon Central Library

Katharine Street
27th October 2018
18.45 - Till late

Croydon Literary Festival 2018: Close of the Festival Party - The End!

Spend the evening with the Croydon Literary Festival, celebrating the end of the second CLF.
Close-of-festival party – The End! Spend the evening with the Croydon Literary Festival, celebrating the end of the second CLF. Upstairs at The Spread Eagle, doors open at 6.45pm. (Ticket price includes one free drink from the bar).  19.00 - The Big Lit Quiz From Chaucer to chick lit...

The Spread Eagle Pub and Theatre Venue

39-41 Katharine Street
Croydon CR0 1NX
27th October 2018
09.30 - 18.00

Croydon Literary Festival 2018: Braithwaite Hall

Welcome to the second Croydon Literary Festival!
9:50am - Wish You Were Here – In Croydon Television’s Wish You Were Here travel-show presenter John Carter is in the chair for an interactive session on the best places to go in Croydon. He’ll be talking about his TV work and travel books and helping us use our social media...

Braithwaite Halls

27th October 2018
10.30 - 18.00

Croydon Literaray Festival 2018: David Lean Cinema

Welcome to the second Croydon Literary Festival!
10:30am - Multicultural children’s books Ele Fountain’s first book is Boy 87, a critically-acclaimed story of a young African refugee called Shif, which brings one of the most important issues of our time to younger readers (and older ones, who want to see the life of a refugee from a...

David Lean Cinema

27th October 2018
13.00 - 18.00

Croydon Literary Festival 2018 - The Workshop, Croydon Colcktower

Welcome to the second Croydon Literary Festival!
1pm The Chocolate Poetry Club Join us for some rhyming fun with the fantastic Chocolate Poetry Club. With their unique blend of verse and storytelling, this rhyme-packed session will show that poetry has never been so much fun. You’ll even have a chance to create your own masterpiece!...

Croydon Clocktower


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