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Literary festival in Golborne

The first Notting Hill International Book Festival, Nibfest, will be holding a range of events at the Flyover venue under the Westway on Friday 12th and Sunday 14th April, with other events elsewhere in North Kensington on Saturday 13th April. The innovative programme is the brainchild of local literary agent Laetitia Rutherford.

The festival opens its doors on Friday 14th April at 6.30pm at the Flyover with 'Blogs and Books'. Blogger Sasha Wilkins (LibertyLondonGirl) and novelist Sam Baker will talk and take audience questions in a session chaired by Financial Times food writer and broadcaster Tim Hayward. (Tickets £10, £8 concessions)

At 7.30 the intriguing 'Once Upon a Deadline' event features eight authors in a part treasure hunt, part creative writing marathon. The authors will be writing a short story over 72 hours, using only their imaginations and what they encounter along eight surprise writing stops in Notting Hill. During this session, the authors will discuss their books, their writing practice, what deadlines mean to them – and how they think they’ll fare on this challenge. (Tickets £8, £6 concessions)

Sunday April 14th sees more events in the afternoon at the Flyover with the climax coming at 7.30 when the 'Once Upon a Deadline' writers return to read their 1,500-word finished stories (Tickets £6, £5 concessions). You can then vote online at Wattpad, the writers' website, for your favourite story. Wattpad will award the winning writer a £500 prize.

Full details of Nibfest including online ticket booking are here.

The Flyover