BFDay21 Festival: A Weekend Celebrating Burley Fisher Books & Indie Lit, 15-16 Oct 2021

On 18 February 2021, Burley Fisher Books marked our fifth birthday – alone, in lockdown!

With things opening up safely, we’re delighted to announce that we’re throwing our BFDay21 Festival, and everyone’s invited. We’ll celebrate by showcasing some of our favourite indie publishers and writers with a live weekend programme of readings, discussions, workshops, parties… and, of course, bookselling. 

What: #BFDay21, a weekend celebrating Burley Fisher Books & indie lit 

When: Friday 15 October 7pm-10.30 pm, Saturday 16 October 10.30am-10.30pm

Where: St Peter De Beauvoir Town, Northchurch Terrace, Hackney, London N1 4DA [Google pin]

How to book: 100 early bird passes ONLY available now: £30 until 30 June; £40 from 1 July-30 August

Image © BF Collective

In order to welcome everyone, we’ll be relocating temporarily to our beautiful local church, St Peter De Beauvoir Town: a fully wheelchair-accessible, eco-conscious venue with three wonderful event spaces. We’ll be hosting all our readings and discussions in the roomy main hall, all our workshops in the atmospheric crypt, and an entirely free pick n’ mix programme in the side space. All events will be BSL interpreted.

  • Individual tickets for reading/discussion events and workshops go on sale in September
  • Readings will be recorded and made available subsequently via Burley Fisher’s Isolation Station podcast

We’ll announce our programme of readings, discussions, and workshops later this year to celebrate new summer/autumn 2021 titles. We are proud to be partnering with nine publishers whose authors and books we’ve loved and celebrated over the last five years. They are: And Other Stories, Cipher, Fitzcarraldo, Granta Poetry, Ignota, Influx, Open Pen, Peninsula, Serpent’s Tail.

Here are responses to the event from some of our publisher partners —

“Honoured. And five years, wowser. That went quick.” Sean Preston, Open Pen

“A super extraordinary and exciting prospect! For so many reasons – to celebrate you all, drinking, to being around people.” Rachael Allen, Granta Poetry

“Wow, we could not be more excited about all this, yes to everything, yes to it all.” Jenn Thompson, Cipher Press


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