literature & poetry

Looking for literature, poetry and spoken word events in London? Southbank Centre hosts some of the most celebrated writers and poets, as well as highlighting promising new talent, throughout the year.

Various times | 25 Apr 2017 - 26 Sep 2017
Literature
Get in touch with your creativity in poet Rachel Long’s workshops for women of colour
Various times | 2 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
America’s best-selling comedic author, David Sedaris, returns to London

Free

8:00 pm | 6 Sep 2017
Literature
Poetry
An evening of emerging poetry inspired by the River Thames
7:45 pm | 7 Sep 2017
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
One of the world’s greatest writers shares the secrets behind his most beloved character
7:30 pm | 11 Sep 2017
Literature
Talks & Topics
The writer, poet and activist talks of her life in the 80s and 90s UK indie-punk music scene

Free

8:00 pm | 13 Sep 2017
Gigs
Electronic
Innovative theatre exploring the myth, magic and reality of the modern city

Free

Various times | 15 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
Literature
Poetry
A session of nursery rhymes and stories for under-5s and their carers
7:30 pm | 15 Sep 2017
Literature
The Nobel Prize winner reads from and discusses his latest novel
6:00 pm | 20 Sep 2017
Literature
Poetry
Seek out centuries of poetry hidden in this area of London
7:00 pm | 21 Sep 2017
Literature
Poetry
See the nation’s most coveted poetry prizes awarded live on stage

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