This month, Kensington Central Library (W8 7RX) is proud to host a number of events, from powerful recounts of recent conflict to Dickensian poverty and fantasy fiction. Tickets can be booked online or at Kensington Central Library for the following talks:

Lessons from the Genocide of Rwanda by Marie-Christine Nibagwire

Thursday 16 April, 6.30-8.00pm, Kensington Central Library

Marie-Christine is a survivor of the Rwandan Genocide and founder of saferefugerwanda.org which aims to help refugees rebuild their lives. She has spoken in churches, schools and universities around the world about how, in her experience, atrocities such as genocides and wars might be prevented, now and in the future.

Book your free place for this event online or at Kensington Central Library.

Rivers_of_LondonCityread London launch: Author event with Ben Aaronovitch

Monday 20 April, 2.30-4.00pm, Kensington Central Library

Ben worked as a scriptwriter for Doctor Who and Casualty before the inspiration for his own series of books struck him whilst working as a bookseller in Waterstones – the adventures of a rookie copper-turned-apprentice-wizard, Peter Grant, and his boss, the last wizard in England in Rivers of London.

Book your free place for this event online or at Kensington Central Library.

World Book Day: Dickens and Poverty talk with Lucinda Hawksley

Thursday 23 April, 6.30-8pm, Kensington Central Library

Lucinda is a writer and lecturer on art history and 19th century history. She has written biographies of the pre-Raphaelite muse Lizzie Siddal, Charles Dickens, and Katey, one of Dickens’ children. She is the great great great granddaughter of Charles Dickens and is a patron of the Charles Dickens Museum in London.

Book your free place for this event online or at Kensington Central Library.

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