Deptford Literature Festival 2023 Livestreams

Welcome to Deptford Literature Festival Livestreams 2023

Seven of this year’s events were livestreamed and live captioned on Saturday 18 March.

Thank you for being part of this year’s Festival. Please do join the Festival conversation on social media using #DeptfordLitFest

The Festival livestreams are free to watch. If you’re in a position to make a donation and support us in making future Festivals for free, please give what you can at:


Imagining Fantasy Worlds: Judith Bryan interviews Leone Ross
Join author Leone Ross as she talks with Judith Bryan about fantastical world-building and story making.


Disability Poetics with Daniel Sluman and Khairani Barokka
Join poets Daniel Sluman and Khairani Barokka in conversation about the poetics of disability and the experiences that disabled poets share.


Fitzcarraldo Editions present Short Stories with Vanessa Onwuemezi, Anna Wood and Alice Slater
Deptford based publisher Fitzcarraldo Editions present two exciting short story writers, Vanessa Onwuemezi and Anna Wood, in conversation with the author Alice Slater.


On Nature and the Natural: a reading by Jamie Hale
A poetry reading by former Jerwood Poetry Fellow Jamie Hale, exploring the othered body as sited in the natural world.


Disabled Poets Prize 2023 Awards Announcement
Join us for the announcement of the prize winners and highly commended poets of the UK’s first national Prize for deaf and disabled poets. Hosted by Jamie Hale.


Crime Writers of South London in Conversation
Join some of South London’s best crime writers Nadine Matheson, Adam Simcox and Lara Thompson as they discuss . Hosted by Bobby Nayyar.


Caleb Femi x SLOGhouse present Blindmouth
An evening of poetry and music exploring the theme of community, accompanied by performances from SLOGhouse poets and DJs including Latekid & fwrdmtn, Danielle Wilde and Dillon Kalyabe.