Join well known and much loved children’s author and Illustrator Karin Littlewood in a hands on Illustration workshop based on one of her best known books ‘IMMI’. It's a story of friendship across the world, and how the simplest of gifts give the greatest of joy. Following the storytelling , everyone will get the chance … Continue reading "Wanstead Book Festival: Children’s workshop with Karin Littlewood"
Please note this event has been postponed. Ticketholders will be given refunds. We hope to reschedule this event for the coming weeks. When Ilford nurse Shirley Chapman’s mother died, Shirley was not sure what to do. However she felt called by God to go somewhere, and ended up in a remote village in the Amazon … Continue reading "POSTPONED: Wanstead Book Festival presents Margaret Gee"
This event is being postponed. Ticket holders will be contacted directly. Wanstead Bookshop presents poet Hannah Lowe, winner of the 2021 Costa Book Award for her anthology The Kids, which chair of judges Reeta Chakrabarti described as “a book to fall in love with – it’s joyous, it’s warm and it’s completely universal. It’s crafted and skilful … Continue reading "POSTPONED: Wanstead Book Festival presents Hannah Lowe"
Otto English, aka journalist Andrew Scott, is on a mission to set our historical stories straight. In his book Fake History, English tears apart lies propagated by politicians and think tanks, the grand narratives spun by populists and the media, the stories on your friend’s Facebook feed and the tales you were told in childhood.
John Rogers has built a huge online – locally and nationally – following for his walks and talks and for knowing such detail about local history and the environment that he truly is a raconteur. His children called him a ‘happy wizard’ and we’re delighted he should be our final speaker for the first Wanstead … Continue reading "Wanstead Book Festival presents John Rogers"