BFDay23: Saturday Wristband

BFDay23: Saturday Wristband

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Saturday 23 September, 12-10pm
St Peter's Church, De Beauvoir Town

£47, only 100 all-day wristbands available before 30 August 2023. Your email confirmation is your ticket.

Join us for a full day of events across three spaces in beautiful St Peter's Church.

Saturday 12pm onwards: drop-in zine fair, free, no booking required! With

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

The 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 feminist thinkers Octavia Bright and Rebecca May Johnson on thinking the body through writing.


Saturday 23 September

10.30-11AM, crypt

Discover Children's Story Centre presents The Best Worst Day Ever

11.30-12pm, crypt

Discover Children's Story Centre presents Not Yet a Yeti

12-1PM, main hall

Love, London (James Clarke, Gurnaik Johal, Naomi Pearce, chaired by Mazin Saleem)

1-2PM, crypt

Music, Magic, Mystery (Eliza Henry-Jones, Patrick Langley, Nadia Attia, chaired by Tice Cin)

1:30-2:30PM, main hall

Never Was Here (H. Gareth Gavin, Amy Arnold, Guy Gunaratne, chaired by Adam Zmith)

2:30-3:30PM, crypt

Novel vs Verse (Dawn Watson, Jen Calleja, Lisa Robertson, chaired by Nisha Ramayya)

3-4PM, main hall

Powers of Horror (Alison Rumfitt & Rivers Solomon, chaired by Sasha de Buyl)

4-5PM, crypt

We Need New Maps (Alice Maddicott, Tim Burrows, Noreen Masud, chaired by Jenny Chamarette)

4:30-5:30PM, main hall

Grace & Fire (Octavia Bright & Rebecca May Johnson, chaired by Peter Scalpello)

6-7PM, main hall Weird Works (M. John Harrison & Isabel Waidner, chaired by Samuel Fisher)

7:30-8:30PM, main hall

Poetry Showcase (K Patrick, Kandace Siobhan Walker, Oluwaseun Olayiwola, Daisy LaFarge)