The Rathbones Folio Sessions are a series of dynamic literary events – including panel discussions, readings, in-conversations and performances – featuring members of the international, multidisciplinary and cross-generational Folio Academy. Different sessions take place throughout the year, in a variety of venues across the U.K, but are anchored by the annual, day-long ‘festival’ held in London at the British Library, every May. These flagship Rathbones Folio Sessions take place the day before the announcement of the Rathbones Folio Prize winner, and feature writers shortlisted for each year’s prize.

How To Write A Book In A Day

‘Everyone has a book in them’, they say. But not everyone manages to write It. Join some of the best authors at work today as they reveal the tricks of their trade and invite you to help them get to the heart of what makes a great book tick. For aspiring writers and book lovers alike, A.L. Kennedy is our host for the Rathbones Folio Sessions 2019, all day at the British Library, May 19th.

The Rathbones Folio Mentorships Showcase

Join us at the British Library for the Rathbones Folio Mentorships Showcase, in association with First Story, where this year’s mentors – Francesca Beard, Louise Doughty, and Joe Dunthorne – will appear alongside their mentees: students who have experienced unique, one-to-one mentorship over the course of a school year. Sunday 19 May, 2019, 16.15 – 17.15. This is a free event.