Stoke Newington Literary Festival in June

Stoke Newington will host its first literary festival in June this year. The Stoke Newington Festival has been organised by Liz Vater, Jo Adams of Stoke Newington Books and Anne Beech of Pluto Press and will take place at venues in the North London district over the weekend of 4th-6th June.

The full programme of events is being finalised but events start on Friday the 4th of June and continue until Sunday the 6th June. Due to popular demand certain events will need to be booked in advance but for many others you can just turn up and enjoy.

Most of the speakers are London-based authors and comedians, including Phill Jupitus, Shappi Khorsandi, John Hegley, China Mieville, Mark Billingham, Edwyn Collins and Stewart Lee.

Liz Vater said it was a landmark festival for an area "rich in radical thinking and literature".