The 2022 Women of the World (WOW) Festival in London which will run from March 11 through 13. We are happy to let you know that some of your faves are on the bill.

First of, there is Bernardine Evaristo, Booker Prize winning Nigerian-British novelist. She is headlining the festival alongside British novelist Elizabeth Day and journalist Pandora Skyles. She will lead conversations on the impact of black women on the British literary scene. If you aren’t already familiar with her Black Britain: Writing Back series for Penguin, check it out here. Her role centering black writing in the past and present of the London book scene means that she brings a lot to this conversation about how books has shaped the life of the city and its diverse communities.

On March 12, Warsan Shire will launch her highly-anticipated poetry collection Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head. This is her first book since her collaboration with Beyonce on Lemonade and Black is King. Fans have been waiting for this book. So, her event is one to keep in mind if you are in London.

The Women of the World Festival is the world’s biggest, most comprehensive festival celebrating women, girls and non-binary people. The festival is held annually to mark the International Women’s Day. Over the course of three days, the festival will offer an impressive line up of world-class professionals from different human fields, generating “life-changing conversations, incredible performances and interactive workshops.”

The festival is held in collaboration with the Southbank Centre. For details of the festival, go here. Buy tickets here.