Writeidea 2016

We are pleased to announce a few of the confirmed speakers at Writeidea 2016.

Author of TVs ‘Shetland’ series Anne Cleeves; Guardian architecture critic Rowan Moore; Writer and journalist Kate SummerscaleDr Matthew Green; literary journalist Suzi FeaySunny Singh; book blogger Simon Savidge; author Vaseem Khan (as part of an Asian crime writer’s panel); Acclaimed foreign correspondent and author Ben Judah; graphic author Kate Evans; crime writer Kimberley Chambers; Roddy Slorach;  David Bowie biographer Paul Trynka;  YA author Catherine Johnson; TV presenter and The Fall member Brix Smith-Start;  Writer Melanie Whipman; journalist and author on Austerity Kerry-Anne Mendoza; writer Leone Ross; Rock critic and journalist Barney Hoskyns; non-fiction author Kieron Pim; novelist Emily Bullock; Local Historian and author Sarah Wise; academic and writer Georgie Wemyss; writer, novelist and oral historian Roger Mills; historian Laurence Ward and Costa award winners Mary and Bryan Talbot.

Writeidea 2016 will take place at Idea Store Whitechapel from Friday 11 November to Sunday 13 November 2016.

While we finalise the rest of the programme,  see the photos of the speakers and events for 2015. We have audio recordings including Michael Rosen, Sarah Glynn, Viv Albertine, Jean Moorcroft Wilson and Iain Sinclair

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The festival is an integral part of the reading offer of Idea Store, the innovative library, learning and information service created by Tower Hamlets Council.