Writers of the World Unite!


A Festival of Literature and Social Change – Waterstones Piccadilly, London, 28 April – 1 May 2017

Writers of the World Unite brings the world to Waterstones Piccadilly. Over four days, we’ll talk Russian revolutionary poetry, debate identity politics in the age of globalisation, discover how Caribbean literature makes its own rules and look at the radical potential of graphic novels. Plus renowned writers and activist will tell us about the books that changed how they look at the world.

Speaking Volumes is excited to present the following events as part of the Writers of the World Unite (click each title for full details and tickets):

Breaking Ground in the Caribbean – with Linton Kwesi Johnson, Hannah Lowe, Mervyn Morris, Leone Ross, Saturday 29 April 

London’s Young People’s Laureates Poetry Shoutout! – iwith Caleb Femi, Zia Ahmed, Aisling Fahey, Belinda Zhawi, presented with Spread the Word, Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April

New Crime Writing & New Fiction at Emberton’s – with JJ Bola and Winnie M Li, presented with Novel London, Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April

Revolutions & Revelations: Life and Death Under Soviet Rule – Igort Tuveri in conversation with Paul GravettMonday 1 May

Life is a Cabaret Old Comrade … – with Sadia Azmat, Vanessa Kisuule, Richard Marsh, Ava Vidal and The Ukulele Lady and her Boy, Monday 1 May

Mervyn Morris, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Sadia Azmat, Ava Vidal

Mervyn Morris, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Sadia Azmat, Ava Vidal

For full details of the whole Writers of the World Unite programme visit: writersoftheworldfest.co.uk

Speaking Volumes is proud to be working with Little Atoms and Waterstones Piccadilly to bring this festival of international writers to London, along with the European Literature Network, and the generous support of Arts Council England.