BFDay23 Festival, 21-23 September 2023, St Peter de Beauvoir and Young Space, Hackney, London

Haggerston’s premier books festival is back!

WhatBFDay23 festival: a weekend celebrating Burley Fisher Books & indie lit 

When: Thursday 21 September 7pm–10 pm, Friday 22 September 7-10 pm, Saturday 23 September 10.00am–10.30pm

Where: Thurs: Young Space, 85-87 Southgate Road, London N1 3JS [Google pin]
Fri-Sat: St Peter De Beauvoir Town, Northchurch Terrace, London N1 4DA [Google pin]
Both venues are wheelchair accessible, with accessible toilets.

Saturday wristbands now on sale100 available, until 30 Aug. Individual Saturday events announced and on sale 1 Sept.

Thursday evening at Young Space with Prototype x Frieze (free), Friday evening with spaces & crones (£8), and free Saturday family events with Discover Children’s Story Centre (2-5 yo: free; 3-6 yo: free) now on sale.

How to Book

  • Saturday all-in passes available here from today until 30 Aug: 100 only! [£45, book now]
  • Thursday evening: an evening at YoungSpace to celebrate a new art writing prize from Prototype x Frieze [free, book now!]
  • Friday evening: a dance performance by poet Bhanu Kapil in partnership with Prototype Publishing + a reading announcing the shortlist and winners of Silver Press’s Space Crone Prize [£8, book now!]
  • Saturday morning: free family events with Discover Children’s Story Centre [free, book now for Not Yet a Yeti and/or The Best Worst Day!]
  • All available tickets can be found here.

The programme celebrates new books from 2023, with a number of debut authors including Granta 40 Under 40 honoree K Patrick and Forward Prize shortlistee Kandace Siobhan Walker. Headline events include in-depth conversations between: Goldsmiths’ Prize winners M. John Harrison and Isabel Waidner, discussing experiments in rewriting place and class, novelists Alison Rumfitt and Rivers Solomon, on new queer horror, and feminist thinkers Jacqueline Rose and Daisy Lafarge on love in the plague years.

Readings will be recorded and made available subsequently via Burley Fisher’s Isolation Station podcast

We are proud to be one of nine partner publishers along with And Other StoriesCipherFitzcarraldoGranta PoetryPeninsulaPrototypeSeptemberSerpent’s Tail, and Silver.