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Tuesday 5 December at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

John Crace
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John Crace
I, Maybot

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Newham Word Festival adult events supported by Newham Bookshop

Tuesday 7 November at 7 pm
at The Gate Library, Forest Gate

John Hegley

John Hegley

John Hegley was a member of Soapbox Theatre in Newham in the early eighties and has retained links with the place and people of Wanstead Flatland. He is delighted to share poems and songs from his vegetable books, for anyone over seven years old, or six if wearing spectacles.

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Wednesday 8 November at 7 pm
at Stratford Library

Ben Aaronovich

Ben Aaronovitch

Ben Aaronovitch was born and raised in London, and his love for the city is reflected in his novels, which include Rivers of LondonMoon Over SohoWhispers Under GroundBroken Homes, and The Furthest Station.

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Thursday 9 November at 7 pm
at Stratford Library

Jerry White

Jerry White
Mansions
of Misery

For eighteenth and nineteenth century Londoners, debt was part of everyday life. But when your creditors lost their patience, you might be thrown into one of London’s most notorious jails, the Marshalsea Debtors’ Prison. Jerry White investigates some of Marshalsea’s most fascinating prisoners.

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Friday 10 November at 7 pm
at Stratford Library

John Crace

John Crace
I, Maybot

The Rise and Fall

John Crace is the Guardian’s parliamentary sketch writer and author of I Never Promised You a Rose Garden. His latest book,  I, Maybot, is a satirical look at Theresa May’s first year as prime minister. This is devastatingly funny political satire, for fans of Private Eye  and Have I Got News for You.

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Tuesday 14 November at 7 pm
at East Ham Library

Pete May Brian Williams

Pete May
& Brian Williams

Journalists and West Ham fans Pete May and Brian Williams invite you to celebrate – and lament – the team’s final season at the Boleyn Ground and move to The London Stadium, as explored in their books Home from Home and Goodbye to Boleyn.

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Wednesday 15 November at 7 pm
at Canning Town Library

Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi

Duncan Barrett
& Nuala Calvi
The Sugar Girls

During the Blitz and the years of rationing, the Sugar Girls kept Britain sweet. Explore the uproarious local history of the Tate and Lyle factory, as told by authors of the Sunday Times bestseller Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi, and some of the Sugar Girls themselves.

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Thursday 16 November at 7 pm
at Stratford Town Hall

Andy Hamilton

Andy Hamilton
The Star Witness

Andy Hamilton is one of Britain’s best-loved comedy performers and writers. He will be discussing his new book The Star Witness, a story of one man’s descent into disgrace and his journey to rejoin the human race. This pin-sharp satire will keep you laughing, cringing and guessing until the very end.

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Venue and
event details


Doors open from 6.30 pm for all these events.

• The Gate Library, Forest Gate is at 2-6 Woodgrange Road E7 0QH

• Stratford Library is at 3 The Grove, Stratford E15 1EL

• East Ham Library is at 328 Barking Road E6 2RT

• Canning Town Library is at 18 Rathbone Market, Barking Road E16 1EH

• Stratford Town Hall is at 29 The Broadway, Stratford E15 4BQ