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Flash Fiction Competition

Getting Creative Can you write a short compelling story with a maximum of 400 words? Now’s your chance to find the writer within you! The Festival Flash Fiction Competition is open to entries from adults and children alike, the story can be about anything you choose. The deadline for entries is 5 to midnight on Friday 15th May. For more details, and to enter, please see the entry instructions. Prizes The Dulwich Festival will award the following prizes: 1st prize £200, 2nd prize £100, 3rd prize £50, Highly Commended will be identified at the discretion of the judges. Judges We are delighted that Alice Castle, Marianne Kavanagh and Nick Makoha have agreed to be our judges for this competition. Part of the Virtual Dulwich Festival.

Dulwich Books – March events!

Tuesday 3rd March Jon Newman – Vanishing Act: The Smaller Rivers of South London Join local historian and author Jon Newman as he talks about the underground rivers of South London. The Effra, the Peck, the Heathwall and the Falcon Brook now all run in underground sewers, but their presence has shaped the suburban development of the area and played a defining role in the history of South London. Even now, when supposedly safely out of sight, they continue to impact the lives of people living south of the Thames.  Don’t miss what is sure to be a fascinating evening about the hidden history of our local area. Jon Newman is a writer and archivist who both works in and writes about South London. He has a growing reputation for his thoroughly-researched and well-written accounts of the history and geography of South London’s rivers. His book River Effra, South London’s Secret Spine was the first comprehensive history of that vanished river. Jon’s most recent book, The Heathwall, Battersea’s Buried River, offers an urban ‘point-to-point’, part …

Village Books – March events!

Tuesday 24 March: Falastin – A Cookbook by Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley. Join Village Books and Alleyn’s School Enterprise for a culinary evening with authors Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley who will be discussing their new book Falastin Travelling through Bethlehem, East Jerusalem, Nablus, Haifa, Akka, Nazareth, Galilee and the West Bank, Sami and Tara invite you to experience and enjoy unparalleled access to Sami’s homeland. So get ready to laden your table with the most delicious of foods – from abundant salads, soups and wholesome grains to fluffy breads, easy one-pot dishes and perfumed sweet treats. Sami and Tara are the co-authors of Jerusalem and Ottolenghi: The Cookbook, and Ottolenghi SIMPLE. 7.30pm. The Lower School Atrium, Alleyn’s School, Townley Road, East Dulwich, SE22 8SU £10/£8 Copies of Falastin will be on sale on the night for £20 (RRP £28). Tickets here: mct.alleyns.org.uk/page.aspx?id=273 Sunday 1 March: Robin Stevens – Murder Most Unladylike Village Books and James Allen’s Girls’ School are delighted to welcome bestselling children’s author Robin Stevens back to Dulwich! Robin will be talking about her bestselling series Murder Most Unladylike including her new book Top Marks For Murder. Robin will …

Author events at Carnegie Library

A Marvellous Party with author Ian Elmslie (LGBT History Month) “Join the party and tuck into a cornucopia of ticklish memoirs, celebrating fifty glorious years of legalised love, and starring some unforgettable meetings with pionqueers, and personal heroes, heroines and icons from the world of entertainment.” Tuesday 11th February at Carnegie Library, Herne Hill Road, SE24 0AG. Free event organised by The Friends of Carnegie Library, welcoming tea and coffee from 6.30pm.

The Dulwich Literary Festival Returns!

The Dulwich Literary Festival returns 6th -13th November with an unmissable week of events featuring the internationally bestselling author of Wild Swans Jung Chang, Booker Prize-winning writer Howard Jacobson, TV presenter and children’s author Konnie Huq, and the sensational author behind BBC hit series Apple Tree Yard, Louise Doughty. A highlight of the London literary calendar, this year’s festival will take place at Dulwich College, the festival’s venue partner, and Dulwich Books, opening with an enlightening event on ‘mudlarking’ with Lara Maiklem. Lara will uncover a new history of the old city through 15 years of findings from the banks of the River Thames. Classicist, stand-up comedian & Radio 4 broadcaster Natalie Haynes will kick start the main weekend with a Friday night foray into the women myths forgot as she discusses her new book A Thousand Ships, a retelling of the Trojan War from an all-female perspective. By giving voices to the women the myths forgot, Natalie brings new life to these ancient tales. The weekend will also include an opportunity to hear acclaimed …