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Comedy, music and books, books, books at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival

Posted at 2:30 pm, May 30, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
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Next Friday June 6, sees the launch of the Stoke Newington Literary Festival, an annual celebration of literature, music, science, political debate, comedy, art and all the things the Guardian-mafia types who inhabit Hackney’s gentlest neighbourhood tend to enjoy.

It’s an absolutely cracking line-up this year: explore the work of William Burroughs with Stoke Newington’s newest, coolest resident Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth (he’s recording a concept album about the area, apparently); see legendary comic Stewart Lee interviewing self-improvement author Andy Miller; get a handle on the latest from the LGBT literature and poetry scene with former Time Out man Paul Burston and his Polari Pop-Up; or see a true London legend in the flesh as Kinks frontman Ray Davies discusses his latest book ‘Americana’.

As always there are heaps of events for kids, including a look at The Science of Star Wars and a chance to meet Mog, the forgetful cat from Judith Kerr’s wonderful stories. And if you’re interested in tapping into the kids’ book market, head along to a discussion on How to Write for Children and Teens with local authors Zanna Davidson and Time Out’s own Tom Huddleston.

 Take a look at the full Stoke Newington Literary Festival line-up at stokenewingtonliteraryfestival.com

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