Book Buzz 2020

Bexley’s brilliant Book Buzz Literary Festival is back for its third season. It will run from Saturday 15 February to Saturday 29 February. Once again it will include a range of fun events to suit all ages and tastes at libraries and venues across the borough. 

This year there will be a host of well-known authors including Ben Aaronovitch, Mark Billingham, Andrew Cartmel, James Swallow, Alison Weir, Jacky Hyams, Christy Lefteri, Elaine Everest, Louisa Young, Dorothy Koomson and Jane Dismore.

There will also be some fascinating non-fiction talks and workshops. They will include creative writing with our Bexley ‘Writer in Residence’ Bernadette Russell, an author panel talk on how to get published with Elaine Everest, ‘The Lost Tombs of Egypt’ with Chris Naunton, ‘Digging Up Britain’ with Archaeologist Mike Pitts and ‘Hidden House Histories’ with Nick Barratt.

For the first time there will be a very special event and talk at Crossness Engines called ‘An Underground Guide to Sewers’ with author Stephen Halliday. Tickets will include entrance to the Crossness exhibitions as well as a tour of the stunning Victorian Engine House.

There will be also be events at Hall Place, Lesnes Abbey and Danson House, as well as the Civic Offices.

Book Buzz has also partnered with local organisations including the Exchange at Erith, Bow Arts at the Lakeside Centre in Thamesmead, Rose Bruford College, Bird College and the Lamorbey and Sidcup Local History Society. The programme includes a talk from renowned artist Stephen Turner about his experiences in the Exbury Egg, which will include a visit to the egg itself currently moored in Thamesmead.

Some events are sponsored by Sidcup Partners Ltd and Bexleyheath Business Improvement District.

The programme including information on all the events for younger readers is now available in Bexley Libraries.

Book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets for most events are free but will need to be booked in advance