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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 Monday 3 October 2016 at our regular venue The Hootananny, Brixton.

We’ll be hearing from Martin Millar, Chrissie Gittins, Irenosen Okojie, Stevan Alcock, Patrice Lawrence, Carla Valentine, Tom Tomaszewski, Dave McGowan and Jo Clayton. Check the 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.

Read more about us
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 here and a Brixton Buzz review is here. You can read reviews of previous events on the Brixton Blog and Brixtonia Blog.

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