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Paul Burston, journalist and author
7:30 pm
Wed 29 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 29 Jan 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Welcome the new year with an edition of the LGBTQ+ literary salon headlined by the novelist and critic
Welcome the new year with an edition of the LGBTQ+ literary salon headlined by the novelist and...
Poet performing at Out-Spoken
7:45 pm
Thu 30 Jan 2020
7:45 pm | Thu 30 Jan 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Robin Robertson headlines London’s premier evening of poetry and live music, now at Southbank Centre
Robin Robertson headlines London’s premier evening of poetry and live music, now at Southbank...
Marian Keyes, writer
7:30 pm
Wed 05 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 05 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
One of the most successful Irish novelists of all time introduces her much anticipated new novel
One of the most successful Irish novelists of all time introduces her much anticipated new novel
Wiliam Longsdail, painter
8:00 pm
Wed 05 Feb 2020
8:00 pm | Wed 05 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
For over 200 years, Spanish poets have walked London’s streets - and used them for inspiration
For over 200 years, Spanish poets have walked London’s streets - and used them for inspiration
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Isabel Allende, author
7:00 pm
Sun 09 Feb 2020
7:00 pm | Sun 09 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
For the first time in 12 years, one of the most widely read novelists in the world visits the UK
For the first time in 12 years, one of the most widely read novelists in the world visits the UK
Eimear McBride, author
7:45 pm
Thu 13 Feb 2020
7:45 pm | Thu 13 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Fierce, honest, laced with desire and punctuated with black humour: it's the writer's third novel
Fierce, honest, laced with desire and punctuated with black humour: it's the writer's...
Supertato illustration
11:00 am
Sat 15 Feb 2020
11:00 am | Sat 15 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Supertato's always there for you when the chips are down
Supertato's always there for you when the chips are down
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Illustration of The Little Island
Various times
Sat 15 Feb 2020
Various times | Sat 15 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
A fable for our times about coming together, and the power of friendship, tolerance and cooperation
A fable for our times about coming together, and the power of friendship, tolerance and cooperation
 Lucy O'Brian, author
7:30 pm
Sat 15 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 15 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Mark LGBTQ+ History Month with a specially curated edition of London’s popular literary salon
Mark LGBTQ+ History Month with a specially curated edition of London’s popular literary salon
Rug Rhymes at National Poetry Library

Free

Free

10:30 am
Mon 17 Feb 2020
10:30 am | Mon 17 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
A short session of green nursery rhymes and poems for under-5s and their carers
A short session of green nursery rhymes and poems for under-5s and their carers
Cressida Cowell, author
10:45 am
Mon 17 Feb 2020
10:45 am | Mon 17 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Calling creators of the future – hear from the pros on how to grow your own magical ideas
Calling creators of the future – hear from the pros on how to grow your own magical ideas
Illustration of two worker bees
11:30 am
Mon 17 Feb 2020
11:30 am | Mon 17 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Can poetry turn you green?
Can poetry turn you green?
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Polar bear sitting on arctic ice
1:30 pm
Mon 17 Feb 2020
1:30 pm | Mon 17 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Poets share planet-friendly poems on disappearing tigers, talking rubbish and ‘poo power’
Poets share planet-friendly poems on disappearing tigers, talking rubbish and ‘poo power’
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Ron Weasley, Harry Potter and Hermione Granger
2:00 pm
Mon 17 Feb 2020
2:00 pm | Mon 17 Feb 2020
family & young people
literature & poetry
Still waiting for your letter from Hogwarts?
Still waiting for your letter from Hogwarts?
An illustration of earth surrounded by nature and animals
3:00 pm
Mon 17 Feb 2020
3:00 pm | Mon 17 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Adventure into snowy mountains and deep blue oceans with poems celebrating the world you live in
Adventure into snowy mountains and deep blue oceans with poems celebrating the world you live in
Kate Pankhurst, writer
3:15 pm
Mon 17 Feb 2020
3:15 pm | Mon 17 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Spark ideas on how to make an impact with illustrator, author and suffragette descendant Kate Pankhurst
Spark ideas on how to make an impact with illustrator, author and suffragette descendant Kate...
Robin Stevens, author
1:00 pm
Tue 18 Feb 2020
1:00 pm | Tue 18 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Create and solve a mystery of your very own with the author of the Murder Most Unladylike series
Create and solve a mystery of your very own with the author of the Murder Most Unladylike series
Sita Brahmachari, author
Various times
Tue 18 Feb 2020
Various times | Tue 18 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Create your own environmental pledge with the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-winning author
Create your own environmental pledge with the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-winning author
Jennie Poh, illustrator
Various times
Wed 19 Feb 2020
Various times | Wed 19 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Ahoy there, matey! Become a pirate for the day and sail the stormy seas
Ahoy there, matey! Become a pirate for the day and sail the stormy seas
Dermot O'Leary and Toto the Ninja Cat
12:30 pm
Thu 20 Feb 2020
12:30 pm | Thu 20 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Toto the Ninja Cat is going on a well-earned holiday to the world's most famous music festival - Catstonbury!
Toto the Ninja Cat is going on a well-earned holiday to the world's most famous music festival...
Atinuke, author
2:00 pm
Fri 21 Feb 2020
2:00 pm | Fri 21 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Did you know that the first human beings to walk this earth were African?
Did you know that the first human beings to walk this earth were African?
Cerrie Burnell, author
3:15 pm
Fri 21 Feb 2020
3:15 pm | Fri 21 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Children’s authors explain the wonderful things that can happen when you find yourself in the story
Children’s authors explain the wonderful things that can happen when you find yourself in the...
Maggie Aderin-Pocock, scientist
11:00 am
Sat 22 Feb 2020
11:00 am | Sat 22 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
Get set for the cosmic trip of a lifetime on this interactive tour
Get set for the cosmic trip of a lifetime on this interactive tour
Konnie Huq, presenter
3:00 pm
Sat 22 Feb 2020
3:00 pm | Sat 22 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Meet Cookie – funny, science-obsessed and ready to take on the world!
Meet Cookie – funny, science-obsessed and ready to take on the world!
A collage of old photographs and envelopes
11:00 am
Sun 23 Feb 2020
11:00 am | Sun 23 Feb 2020
family & young people
spoken word & live literature
A personal, powerful and resonant account of the Holocaust told by a beloved children's author
A personal, powerful and resonant account of the Holocaust told by a beloved children's author
Pippi Longstocking holding a horse
2:00 pm
Sun 23 Feb 2020
2:00 pm | Sun 23 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
A playful performance celebrates the 75th birthday of 'the strongest girl in the world'
A playful performance celebrates the 75th birthday of 'the strongest girl in the world'
Poet performing at Out-Spoken
7:45 pm
Thu 27 Feb 2020
7:45 pm | Thu 27 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
See stars at February’s poetry and live music gathering, led by poet laureate Simon Armitage
See stars at February’s poetry and live music gathering, led by poet laureate Simon Armitage
Participants of a workshop
1:00 pm
Sat 29 Feb 2020
1:00 pm | Sat 29 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Hone your versification skills at a writing workshop led by Happiness poet Jack Underwood
Hone your versification skills at a writing workshop led by Happiness poet Jack Underwood
Jacqueline Saphra, poet
8:00 pm
Wed 04 Mar 2020
8:00 pm | Wed 04 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Conjure myth, magic, fable and feminism at a reading by leading voices in contemporary poetry
Conjure myth, magic, fable and feminism at a reading by leading voices in contemporary poetry
Sarah Blumenau, business tutor
12:00 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
12:00 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Communicate with confidence, clarity and impact in front of any audience after this masterclass
Communicate with confidence, clarity and impact in front of any audience after this masterclass
12:00 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
12:00 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Whet your appetite with amazing short talks, performances, readings and soapbox moments
Whet your appetite with amazing short talks, performances, readings and soapbox moments
Badass Women from History at Southbank Centre
12:00 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
12:00 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
What can the traits of pioneering, trailblazing women teach us about how to change the world?
What can the traits of pioneering, trailblazing women teach us about how to change the world?
 Shahroo Izadi, author
1:45 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
1:45 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
If you're ready to make changes that last, you've come to the right place
If you're ready to make changes that last, you've come to the right place
Panel discussion at WOW talk event
3:30 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
3:30 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Our panel session invites you to explore who really benefits from forgiveness in the face of misogynoir
Our panel session invites you to explore who really benefits from forgiveness in the face of...
Bolanle Tajudeen
3:30 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
3:30 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Delve into the genesis of black feminism in art with Bolanle Tajudeen, founder of Black Blossoms
Delve into the genesis of black feminism in art with Bolanle Tajudeen, founder of Black Blossoms
Damned if You Do and Damned if You Don't at Southbank Centre
3:30 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
3:30 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Whether you’re a mother or not, explore the impacts of motherhood for everyone
Whether you’re a mother or not, explore the impacts of motherhood for everyone
Jude Kelly at WOW - Women of the World closing session
5:00 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
5:00 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Round out the first day of WOW’s tenth year with special guest speakers
Round out the first day of WOW’s tenth year with special guest speakers
Caroline Criado Perez
7:00 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
7:00 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
See what is often unseen as the campaigner and writer discusses her groundbreaking book
See what is often unseen as the campaigner and writer discusses her groundbreaking book
Hilary Mantel, writer
7:30 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
writers
In an exclusive event, Hilary Mantel reveals the eagerly awaited third novel in her thrilling trilogy
In an exclusive event, Hilary Mantel reveals the eagerly awaited third novel in her thrilling...
Union Jack Flags
9:00 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
9:00 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
What does it mean to be British today? Have identities shifted in the new Brexit Britain?
What does it mean to be British today? Have identities shifted in the new Brexit Britain?

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