literature & poetry events

Looking for literature, poetry and spoken word events in London? Southbank Centre has a year-round programme of events featuring some of the most celebrated writers and poets as well as celebrating the best new talent.

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20 May
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature

Get involved in this lively celebration of literature, taking place outside of Pakistan for the first time.

Karachi Literature Festival (KLF)...

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30 Apr
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature

To mark the 70th anniversary of the publication, A.L. Kennedy and Philippe Sands lead a live reading of Primo Levi’s powerful account of survival...

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2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
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Art
Literature
2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
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3 May 2017

Art
Literature
2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
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Free

Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
8:00 pm, 3 May 2017
In this poetry talk and reading, five Cypriot poets explore the power of words in bridging the divides of Cyprus

4 May 2017

Art
Literature
2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
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5 May 2017

Free

Poetry
Literature
10:30 am, 13 Jan 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Join The Poetry Library puppets, for short session of nursery rhymes
Art
Literature
2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
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6 May 2017

Art
Literature
2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
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Literature
Talks & Topics
11:30 am, 6 May 2017 - 8 May 2017
A weekend of talks and events exploring religion, spirituality, belief and the world
Literature
Religion & Beliefs
11:30 am, 6 May 2017
A weekend of talks and debates on religion, spirituality, belief and the world

7 May 2017

Literature
Religion & Beliefs
1:30 pm, 7 May 2017
Join talks and debates on religion, spirituality, belief and the world
Art
Literature
2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
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8 May 2017

Art
Literature
2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
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9 May 2017

Audience at teachers evening event

Free

Literature
Poetry
5:00 pm, 9 May 2017
An evening of poetic discovery for teachers

11 May 2017

Art
Literature
2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
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Free

Art
Literature
7:30 pm, 11 May 2017
Celebrate the enduring power of medieval poetry at this exhibition opening

12 May 2017

Free

Poetry
Literature
10:30 am, 13 Jan 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Join The Poetry Library puppets, for short session of nursery rhymes
Art
Literature
2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland

13 May 2017

Art
Literature
2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
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15 May 2017

Art
Literature
2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
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16 May 2017

Art
Literature
2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
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17 May 2017

Art
Literature
2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
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18 May 2017

Art
Literature
2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
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19 May 2017

Free

Poetry
Literature
10:30 am, 13 Jan 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Join The Poetry Library puppets, for short session of nursery rhymes
Art
Literature
2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland