In the fall Southbank Center gathers writers, award-winning authors, thinkers, cultural observers, and book warms for London Literature Festival. The event celebrates the power of written word and reflects on our world and its burning issues. From Greek classics to contemporary America's politics—the festival's discussions touch upon every critical issue.
Every year the festival has a different theme, like the celebration of Homer’s Odyssey. This timeless classic was discussed through talks, readings, and workshops many times at the festival with writers like Mary Beard and Madeline Miller. Past years' highlights also included Hilary Clinton's appearance to discuss her book What Happened.