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London Library Partnership – 25% off Membership [offer now closed]

Wimbledon BookFest is delighted to announce a new partnershp with The London Library.

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Stephen Hammond MP Raises Wimbledon BookFest in Parliament

Stephen Hammond MP raised the issue of the need for arts funding in his oral question to the Minister for Culture this week in the House of Commons (Thurs 4 June 2020).

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Young Writers’ Competiton – Record Numbers of Entries in 2020

53 primary and secondary schools in South London have taken part in our 2020 Young Writers’ Competiton this year – themed The Secret.

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University of Roehampton Partnership

University of Roehampton is Wimbledon BookFest’s Prinicipal Partner and supports the Festival both financially and with programming content.

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Coming Up in 2020

We are currently working with our delivery partners on plans for 2020 within the Covid-19 environment and will regularly update on developments on our news pages.

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Watch Elif Shafak’s Event Online Now

In November 2019 Elif Shafak joined us in Wimbledon Library to discuss her Man Booker shortlisted novel 38 Seconds 10 Minutes in This Strange World.

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Robert Graves Poetry Prize 2019 Winner Announced

The winner of the Robert Graves Poetry Prize 2019, run in partnership with University of Roehampton, was announced as Andre Mangeot at Simon Armitage’s event at this year’s Wimbledon BookFest.

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Young Writers’ Competition Winners 2019 at New Wimbledon Theatre

Madeline Harding from Ursuline High School has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Wimbledon BookFest Young Writers’ Competition.

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Wimbledon BookFest Awarded Time and Leisure Award

The team were awarded the ‘Tony Kane Cultural Experience of the Year’ at an event in September 2019 by Time & Leisure Magazine.