3-11 March 2006. Once again this year sees 9 days packed full of events in this festival celebrating womens writing in East London. Organized by Alternative Arts in collaboration with the Open University, the Spit-Lit festival launches on 2 March, World Book Day, and takes in International Womens Day on 8 March, with a lunch at Oxford House. The Womens Day lunch will have Shami Chakrabarti, the director of Liberty as guest speaker. Other festival events include Loud and Proud, five female poets led by Claire Dowie on 5 March at Oxford House, the Bangladeshi Book fair on the same day at the Brady Arts Centre and Exiled Writers with Amba Bongo, Ziba Karbassi and Dariga Stojnic on 7 March. Split-Lit Comedy night featuring Debra-Jane Appleby, Kitty Flanagan, Sally-Anne Hayward, Ria Lina and Sarah Millican closes the festival on 11 March. Admission 7-6 concessions 5-4. See website for times and events.
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Spit-Lit Literary Festival.
Most festival events are held at the oh! Arts centre, Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, London E2. By Tube Central Line to Bethnal Green then a 5-minute walk. Tel. +44 (0) 207 72472584 firstname.lastname@example.org