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Literature & poetry

Black and white photo of author Joelle Taylor looking at the camera wearing a checkec suit
Roman Manfredi

We are the home of literature and spoken word events in the UK

Our programme is brimming with today’s bestselling authors, award-winning poetry and spoken word, and dramatised readings of iconic novels from some of the world’s most inspiring writers.