Last year you helped us launch and run the very first Literary Kitchen Festival. It was a huge success, hosting 31 events, and showcasing over 100 writers, artists, performers, indy publishers, agents and even a dog! It’s 2015 and we’re back! This year will see over 170 participants perform in 19 venues across one week, 12-18 October.
With Arts Council support we are able to host our very first Writer-in-Residence, Thomas Darby. Thomas invites you to make contact during the week of the festival, to become part of a new work. More information will be available soon on the festival web page and programme.
This year we join forces with Lit Crawl London, to create an epic 15 venue Friday night literary crawl around Peckham. Your funds will help us organise an army of stewards to lead punters from event to event on the night, and stop people from straying off or getting lost and missing out on a choice of 15 FREE events + After Party. We will make High-Vis Literary Kitchen vests, to let Peckham know what is going on.
With your help, we will also collaborate with Writing Maps to make a limited edition Writing Map for Peckham, available free for the week of the festival from The Peckham Pelican. This illustrated map of Rye Lane and Peckham Square will include prompts to get you writing, as well as nuggests of prime info about Peckham poets, bards and playwrights past and present.
The festival includes walks, talks, workshops, readings, performances and the now infamous Agent-Led Dog Walk, with Curtis Brown’s Carrie Kania and her literary sniffer dog Miss Foxy Beckett.
Literary Kitchen Festival develops and champions new writing, harnesses the genius of its community and makes the processes of writing visible and available. If you are a writer, a reader or someone with a passion for the arts, and for Peckham, then this is a festival for you. Please help to put Peckham on the London literary map, and support emerging talent and avant garde approaches and practices.
Risks and challenges
The Literary Kitchen Festival is a truly community affair, which relies heavily on everybody's good will. Mishaps could be people going sick, equipment failing, or the organiser getting cold feet! It's scary organising a big event like this.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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