Free Festival Events
2 & 9 November
Join is for free Tottenham Literature Festival workshops and Meet the Author events
Saturday 2 November
Family Creative Writing Workshop with Storymix
13:30 – 15:00
Come and create a story together with your children in this family writing workshop, led by children’s author and Storymix founder, Jasmine Richards.
Meet the Authors: Hannah Lee and JJ Bola
15:30 – 16:30
Authors JJ Bola and Hannah Lee join interviewer Sarah Ozo-Irabor, creator of Books And Rhymes podcast, for an intimate discussion of their work.
Hannah Lee was born in London, where she still lives. She always loved books, but yearned to see more stories that featured children like her – so now she is writing them! My Hair is her debut picture book, which was Highly Commended in the 2017 FAB Prize for writing.
JJ Bola is a writer and poet, of three collections; Elevate (2012), Daughter of the Sun (2014), and WORD (2015). His debut novel, No Place to Call Home, was first published in the UK in 2017. He was one of Spread the Word’s Flight Associates 2017, and a Kit de Waal Scholar for the Birkbeck, University MA in Creative Writing. His most recent book, Mask Off : Masculinity Redefined, was published in September 2019.
Lets Write – Creative Writing Workshop for Black Women & Women of Colour
16:00 – 17:30
The session includes practical exercises, tools and tips for developing your writing practice and gaining confidence. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, interact with other members, and share your work.
The workshop is being facilitated by REWRITE, a non-profit organisation formed to support and champion Black Women and Women of Colour writers; providing the tools, space and confidence they need to achieve their writing goals.
Saturday 9 November
Meet the Author: Irenosen Okojie
16:30 – 17:15
Author Irenosen Okojie joins interviewer Sarah Ozo-Irabor, host of the Books And Rhymes podcast, for an intimate discussion of her work.
Irenosen Okojie was a recipient of the 2016 Betty Trask Award and in 2015, the Evening Standard named her as one of top debut novelists of the summer for her first novel, Butterfly Fish. Her writing has been featured in the Guardian and Observer and has been lauded by the likes of fellow writers such as Rupert Thompson, Ben Okri and Michele Roberts.