Stoke Newington Literary Festival (and ale naming competition!) 2012

Hi All (if this is in the wrong place, please move! Though it was more general than just something SN specific) I’m volunteering at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival this year,and  wanted to let you guys know it was fast approaching. It’s weekend of 1-3 June, and as before it’s a whole range of different authors speaking in of Stokey’s loveliest venues. The programme is going to be finalised any day now, some highlights so far are John Cooper Clarke, China Mieville, Danny Wallace, Owen Jones, Ian Sinclair, George Alagiah, David Quantick, School of Life … and the Gruffalo!We’re also running the name the lit fest ale competiton again, brewed by Redemption up in Tottenham. It’ll be sold at lit fest venues and selected local pubs in Stoke Newington. The winner will get chance to help brew the beer and free tickets to the festival. More information on the competiton is here, closing date is 4th May. Keep an eye on the site for the final programme going up soon!