BFDay23 Festival, 21-23 September: Back, Bigger, Bookier!

All tickets available here 

Thanks to funding support from Arts Council England, BFDay23 Festival will take place 21-23 September at two fully accessible local spaces, St Peter de Beauvoir and Young Space. 

Our programme celebrates new books from 2023, with a number of debut authors including Granta 40 Under 40 honoree K Patrick and Forward Prize shortlistee Kandace Siobhan Walker. Headline events include in-depth conversations between: Goldsmiths’ Prize winners M. John Harrison and Isabel Waidner, discussing experiments in rewriting place and class, novelists Alison Rumfitt and Rivers Solomon, on new queer horror, and Octavia Bright and Rebecca May Johnson on thinking the body through writing.

Events are taking place on Thursday and Friday evenings, and then ALL DAY on Saturday

Thursday 21st:

7PM, Free: BFDay23 x Prototype: Art-Writing-Art Writing with Chloe Aridjis and Lucy Ives + Prototype Prize Launch @ Youngspace 85-87 Southgate Road, London N1 3JS  [Google pin]

Friday 22nd:

7PM, £8: BFDay23: Space Crone Prize & Incubation: a space for monsters at St Peter De Beauvoir Town, Northchurch Terrace, London N1 4DA [Google pin]

Saturday 23rd:

All events taking place at St Peter De Beauvoir Town, Northchurch Terrace, London N1 4DA [Google pin]

The festival is spread over 3 spaces, so some events overlap.

There is a drop-in zine fair, free, no booking required, from 12pm! With:

Toothgrinder // Sticky Fingers // Electric Frog // Elspeth Walker // If a Leaf Falls // Pigeon // Anh Chan // Think Big, Read Library 

Tickets to all events: here

Kids events

1030-1100, Free (sold out): BFDay23 x Discover: The Best Worst Day Ever

1130-1200, Free (sold out): BFDay23 x Discover: Not Yet a Yeti

Adult events

1200-1300, £6: Love, London (James Clarke, Gurnaik Johal, Naomi Pearce, chaired by Mazin Saleem)

1300-1400, £6: Music, Magic, Mystery (Eliza Henry-Jones, Patrick Langley, Nadia Attia, chaired by Catherine Madden)

1330-1430, £6: Never Was Here (H. Gareth Gavin, Amy Arnold, Guy Gunaratne, chaired by Adam Zmith)

1430-1530, £6: Novel vs Verse (Dawn Watson, Jen Calleja, Lisa Robertson, chaired by Nisha Ramayya)

1500-1600, £6: Powers of Horror (Alison Rumfitt & Rivers Solomon, chaired by Sasha de Buyl)

1600-1700, £6: We Need New Maps (Alice Maddicott, Tim Burrows, Noreen Masud, chaired by Jenny Chamarette)

1630-1730, £6: Grace & Fire (Octavia Bright & Rebecca May Johnson, chaired by Peter Scalpello)

1800-1900, £6: Weird Works (M. John Harrison & Isabel Waidner, chaired by Samuel Fisher)

1930-2030, £6: Poetry Showcase (K Patrick, Kandace Siobhan Walker, Oluwaseun Olayiwola, Daisy LaFarge)

From 2030 onwards there will be drinks in the crypt to end the night!

Readings will be recorded and made available subsequently via Burley Fisher’s Isolation Station podcast


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