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About Brixton BookJam

The Brixton BookJam is a FREE quarterly literary event that is unpredictable, eclectic, and aims to curate the very best in South London writing. From a-listers to talented unknowns, each BookJam brings a range of talent to our dedicated and passionate audience.

The next BookJam will be on 6th June 2016, at our regular venue the Hootananny. 

We’ll be hearing from: Stella Duffy, Anna Mazzola, James Flint, Dennis Monaghan, Alex Marshall, Zelda Rhiando, Steve Mullins, Daniel Ruiz Tizon, Jim Gleeson, Seraphina Madsen, Lloyd Shepherd and Dorcas Pelling. Check our readers/speakers page for more details.

What happens: twelve invited writers and book-people are each given five minutes to either read from their work or talk about a book-related subject that interests them. They will be around to answer any questions that the audience may have about books and book-nature. In between there will be food, drink, conversation, pitches and signings, and at least one really good argument about typefaces. Entrance is free but we’d really appreciate it if you bought some books. There will be books for sale.



We were thrilled to be on Radio 4’s Open Book in August 2014 for their special edition on Literary London.

The Brixton Blog gave us a nice writeup of our 6th May event, which you can read here, and a BrixtonBuzz review is here.

There are a couple of reviews of previous events on the Brixton Blog and Brixtonia Blog.


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