From Chaucer to Charles Dickens, Keats to Milton, London, for centuries, has been one of the influential cities on the globe in the sphere of English language and world literature.
Given its leading position on worldwide literature, poetry and art, there is a whole host of places in London literature enthusiasts can go to be informed, appreciate and reflect London’s intense importance to world literature, such as the British Library, the Reading Room at the British Museum Great Court, the Charles Dickens Museum and the ‘Poet’s Corner’ at Westminster Abbey.
Part of London’s impressive and comprehensive perseverance in being justifiably considered as one of the great literary hubs of the world is the annual London Literature Festival.
From 5 – 13 July the Southbank Centre is holding the London Literature Festival 2012, bringing to London the very best in writing poetry, politics, short stories and art.
From world-class authors, poets and artists, the Literature festival has always attracted the very best of contemporary writers. A series of expert representatives from these creative disciplines will be speaking at this year’s Literature Festival, dissecting the trends, news and the future of the world of literature in London, the UK and on an international scene.
As well as listening to the very sharpest of contemporary writers talk about all things literary, there will be a series of workshops, an exciting array of collaborations and all young inspiring writers and poets will have the chance to contribute their own creative work and ideas to some of the leading figures in contemporary literature.
This year the London Literature Festival is in its sixth year and promises to be more inspiring than ever.
For more information and to buy tickets for this inspiring mix of talks, workshops and events from some of the world’s best thinkers, writers and artists, visit the Southbank Centre website at southbankcentre.co.uk.
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