The Spread Eagle Pub

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Close-of-festival party – The End!

Spend the evening with the Croydon Literary Festival, celebrating the end of the second CLF. Upstairs at The Spread Eagle, doors open at 6.45pm. (Ticket price includes one free drink from the bar). 

The Big Lit Quiz

From Chaucer to chick lit,  Middlemarch to Middle Earth, test your little grey cells against the book quiz to end them all. Tim Footman (Mastermind, University Challenge, The Weakest Link, Brain of Britain) asks the questions and inflicts the mental pain. Plus, there’s a prize for the winning team!

Rosie Wilby

Local comic and author Rosie is on hand to make the evening go with a swing with her own particular brand of award-winning comedy – and then she’ll be around to sign copies of her book and have a chat afterwards.

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Rosie Wilby is an award-winning comedian who has appeared many times on BBC Radio 4 programmes including Woman’s Hour and Four ThoughtHer first book Is Monogamy Dead? was shortlisted for the Diva Literary Awards 2017, longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize 2018 and followed her TEDx talk of the same name. Her trilogy of solo comedy shows investigating love and relationships began in 2009 with The Science Of Sex, which visited New York’s LGBT arts festival Fresh Fruit, and ended in 2016 with The Conscious Uncoupling, which toured to venues including London’s Southbank Centre. Rosie also presents The Breakup Monologues podcast, co-hosts Resonance FM’s weekly LGBT show Radio Diva and reviews books for the Mail on SundayFollow her on twitter @rosiewilby

Close-of-festival party

After all that, we’ll be ready for a few drinks and a chance to celebrate another successful CLF! We’ve got a great set of tunes lined up, so please do stay for some booze and a dance to round off the evening!


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