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Stagetext at the London Literature Festival

Bringing new resonance to timeless narratives, Southbank Centre's London Literature Festival returns for its 13th year with an exploration of fairy tales for our times with today's leading writers, thinkers and cultural observers.

The festival runs over 11 days with Stagetext working on talks, readings, and performance, featuring Brett Anderson, Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Nikki Giovanni, and Jung Chang.

This year follows the theme of disruption and the following events will be live subtitled:


Jung Chang: Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister
Delve into the gripping secrets of 20th-century China, and the women who helped shape it, in this talk with acclaimed author Jung Chang.

Sat 19 Oct 2019, 2:00pm

  Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman: The Good Immigrant USA
Join Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman as they discuss the experience of editing and contributing essays to both the US and UK editions of The Good Immigrant.

Sat 19 Oct 2019, 7:30pm

Nikki Giovanni in Conversation
Join world-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist and educator Nikki Giovanni for an evening of poetry and conversation.

Mon 21 Oct 2019, 7:30pm

  From The Tattooist of Auschwitz to Cilka's Journey
Find out what happened to The Tattooist of Auschwitz’s Cilka Klein from author Heather Morris as she discusses her latest novel at a London-exclusive event.

Tue 22 Oct 2019, 7:30pm

Brett Anderson: Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn
Here they come, the beautiful ones: the Suede frontman’s vivid second volume of memoirs traces the ascent of the dark stars of Britpop.

Wed 23 Oct 2019, 7:30pm

  Jeffrey Boakye & Nels Abbey in Conversation
Break down what’s behind contemporary Britain's culture, attitudes and roots at this discussion between Jeffrey Boakye and Nels Abbey.

Thu 24 Oct 2019, 7:30pm

Anthony Daniels: My Life as C-3PO
Join Star Wars actor Anthony Daniels as he reflects on his time playing one of the most famous droids in cinematic history.

Sun 27 Oct 2019, 7:00pm




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