If you’re new to the Free the Word! Festival, come along. It’s a chance to cross the borders of London’s literary scene and explore a whole world of creativity. Returning from its sell-out success of last year is the Insulting Cabaret offering late-night word play, while a new addition is Felt Pen, a series of events for children which include storytelling and music. Weaving through the four-day schedule are readings and discussions on themes like secret lives, the writer’s role in a conflict-ridden world, and heavenly pleasures. Hope to see you there.