Brixton Kids' BookJam - FREE literary festival for kids - 18th October

Join the Jam-boree!  And see Herne Hill's own, Tales on Moon Lane owner and author, Tamara MacFarlane!

The organisers of the Brixton BookJam are launching the Brixton Kids’ BookJam for 5-12 year olds on 18th October. Working closely with local schools, libraries and the community this is a FREE mini literature festival just for children. It will be held at Number 6 Somerleyton Road, a community space that is in the heart of Brixton. 

The Kids’ BookJam will be arranged over three sets and the sessions are broadly focused on 5-7, 7-9 and 8-12 age ranges.

Doors open at 1pm and a full schedule can be found on our website.

Writers on the day will include:

Piers Torday, The Last Wild, Quercus

Emer Stamp, The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig, Scholastic

Gabby Dawnay and Alex Barrow, London Calling!, Tate Publishing

Andrew Weale, Spooky Spooky House, Corgi

Margaret Bateson-Hill, The Silver Flame, Catnip Publishing

Tamara MacFarlane (owner of Tales on Moon Lane), Amazing Esme, Hodder Children’s

Mandy Burton, The Loveliest Loo, Low-impact Living Initiative

Sam Hepburn, Chasing the Dark, Chicken House

Jan Devenish, unpublished French children’s author


After each set there will be breakout workshops where kids can work with the writers to learn about their process and get creative themselves. Smart Stories, who specialise in encouraging children to be more creative and write more, will also be holding two workshops. The award-winning Tales on Moon Lane bookshop will be running a pop-up stall with the help of local children, who will be on hand to recommend their favourite books!

For more information please contact Emma or Zelda