Events 2023

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The home of new writing, debate about literature and more at Goldsmiths.

Most Wednesdays during term-time 5pm>6pm, Room 137, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths SE14

For budding writers and enthusiasts of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, here’s a series of free talks with published authors. The Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre has been established to encourage new writing, to stimulate debate about all forms of literature, and create links between the different parts of the college where creative writing takes place. 

These talks are FREE – no ticket required, just turn up – listings HERE


Alice Roberts: Crypt

Sunday 3rd Mar 2024, 7.00pm Blackheath Halls 23 Lee Road, London, SE3 9RQ

After a sell-out run in Spring 2022, Professor Alice Roberts is returning in Spring 2024 to launch her new book, Crypt. This final instalment of her highly-acclaimed trilogy explores the experience of life, death and disease in the Middle Ages and beyond.

Alice looks at the archaeological evidence for terrible brutality directed at an ethnic minority in medieval England, she explores the impact of incurable epidemics sweeping through Europe and looks at how modern science is unlocking secrets from the watery grave of the Mary Rose shipwreck. She also reveals how archaeogenetic research is uncovering cryptic clues and shedding new light on diseases such as leprosy, syphilis and the plague.

Professor Alice Roberts’ charismatic and engaging style has captivated audiences from all backgrounds for over two decades. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join her for a fascinating evening, learn more about her latest book and even bag yourself a signed copy!

Book your ticket HERE!


‘Going Through It’ World premiere by Michael Rosen

Friday 8th Mar 2024, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, IGL Theatre, Whitehead Building Goldsmiths University SE14

With realism, pathos and hope, Michael Rosen explores the loss of his son Eddie and his own experience of more than 40 days in an induced coma. He performs two pieces, each one a free verse narrative, linked with music which is newly composed and performed by Stephen Arnold. This is a world premiere.

This event is FREE, but please book your place HERE


Deptford Literature Festival

Saturday 16th March 10am – 5pm Deptford Lounge 9 Giffin St, Deptford SE8 4RJ

Deptford Literature Festival 2024 takes place on Saturday 16 March, with a special launch event on Friday 15 March.  The Festival celebrates the diversity and creativity of Deptford and Lewisham through words, stories and performance. Deptford Literature Festival is run by Spread the Word in collaboration with independent producer Tom MacAndrew.

The Festival features a host of talented writers, artists and organisations based in the area. It’s a literature festival with a difference, with the local community at its heart. Many of the events explore this year’s Festival theme: Unheard Histories, Untold Stories.

You can read this year’s full Festival programme here


Where the Heart Should Be – Sarah Crossan Book Launch – in conversation with Sita Brahmachari and Michael Rosen

Monday 18 Mar 2024, 6:00pm – 8:00pm 137a, Richard Hoggart Building

Sarah Crossan in conversation with Sita Brahmachari and Michael Rosen about Where the Heart Should Be.

This is a rare opportunity to listen to leading figures in the field of children’s and YA literature discuss Where the Heart Should Be. Sarah Crossan’s new YA novel (published on 14 March 2024) is described as an outstanding novel; thought-provoking and incredibly moving, it explores love and family during The Great Hunger in Ireland. Sarah will talk with Sita and Michael about how the novel took shape and writing about the Irish famine for a YA readership.

This event is FREE, but please book your place HERE