The Emerald Street Literary Festival

10 June 2017 | Royal Geographical Society | London

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The Moth

The Moth bring one of their unique Story SLAM events to The Emerald Street Literary Festival

Reni Eddo-Lodge

Talking about race in today's Britain

Sarah Perry

Sarah Perry's The Essex Serpent has been one of the best-selling books of the last year

Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

Why do we love to talk about books?

The Line-Up

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The Moth

The Moth

The Moth bring one of their unique Story SLAM events to The Emerald Street Literary Festival

Sarah Perry 1 credit Jamie Drew

Sarah Perry

Sarah Perry's The Essex Serpent has been one of the best-selling books of the last year

Bailey's Prize

Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

Why do we love to talk about books?

Reni Eddo-Lodge

Reni Eddo-Lodge

Talking about race in today's Britain

Off the beaten magazine rack travel magazines

Where is travel writing going? (SOLD OUT)

Granta editor Sigrid Rausing speaks with Alice Stevenson and travel writers. Hosted by Anna Hart

Daisy Johnson

Daisy Johnson (SOLD OUT)

Daisy talks to our editor Anna Fielding about myths, magic and being a girl in a small town

Syd Moore Beth Underdown

Why we’re still fascinated by witchcraft (SOLD OUT …

Beth Underdown and Syd Moore discuss our uncanny fascination with Anna-Marie Crowhurst

Faber Academy

Faber Academy (SOLD OUT)

This workshop gives you the chance to sample the highly respected courses

Clare Longrigg

Explaining narrative journalism (SOLD OUT)

Clare Longrigg, deputy editor of the Guardian Long Read guides us through what longform journalism i …

Cosey Fanni Tutti

Cosey Fanni Tutti (SOLD OUT)

Cosey Fanni Tutti reads from her autobiography Art Sex Music and speaks to writer Juliet Jacques

Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak (SOLD OUT)

Writer and academic Elif Shafak is the most widely-read female author in Turkey

Robin Dalton

Robin Dalton (SOLD OUT)

She has been a literary agent, a film producer and a spy for the Thai government

Highlights from 2016

Featuring Jessie Burton, Maggie O'Farrell, Kit de Waal and more

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