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Another lit festival for London
28.06.07 | Anna Richardson
A coalition of online literary magazines 3:AM Magazine, Scarecrow and booktwo.org and independent publisher Social Disease Publishing is launching an alternative London literature festival, to run alongside the South Bank's inaugural London Literary Festival.
London Lit Plus is being billed as a London-wide, "open" literary festival that is curated by participants, as opposed to a small number of organisers. Potential contributors are encouraged to submit events online, with the stipulation that these must be “literary”, within the M25 and taking place between 29th June and 13th July.
The festival is scheduled to run alongside the South Bank Centre's London Literary Festival, but organisers stress that they are "not trying to take over or ruin the LLF", but "want to highlight all the other literary activity going on around us, that often falls beneath the radar".
Events lined up so far include London Review Bookshop's "Anna Kavan: A Four Author Tribute", with Doris Lessing, Virginia Ironside, Brian Aldiss and Christopher Priest discussing the late author's work, the launch of Beslan: The Tragedy of School Nr 1 by Timothy Phillips at independent Crockatt & Powell and "A Storm Between Their Fingers: Live Poetry at the Barbican".