Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival

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Back for a sixth year, the Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival welcomes 90 writers for a prose-powered three days. As well as workshops, walks and talks, the festival hosts Kidsfest, which was introduced to the weekender last year and caters for the little ’uns. Sessions include a poetry workshop and performance with Joshua Seigal (Sunday September 14), and a baking-inspired storytelling class with Emma Shevah (Sunday September 14, 5pm). Tracy Borman, Deborah Levy, MR Hall and Saul David are among the authors taking part, with particular highlights including Indian novelist Neel Mukherjee – whom GQ India named 'Writer of the Year' – discussing his third book 'The Lives of Others' (Sun Sep 14, 5pm), speed pitching with the LBA Literary Agency (Monday Sep 15, 11am) and a tour of Dickens' old haunts led by Isabelle Seddon (Sunday Sep 14, 12.30pm).

See the Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival website for the times of individual events.

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