Well-known authors, workshops, walks, foodstalls and quizzes will all pack into south east London this bank holiday weekend as the Greenwich Book Festival returns.

The third annual event returns to the University of Greenwich on Friday (May 26) and Saturday (May 27) with scores of events for the whole family.

Here’s 10 you do not want to miss…

On the Waterfront: a walk with architectural writer Chris Rogers from 10.30am to noon on Friday.

Chris Rogers is the author of pocketbook guide How to Read London: a Crash Course in London Architecture, a guide to the capital’s architectural landmarks, movements and history from the Great Fire to the present day. Here he leads a tour of the Old Royal Naval College setting, taking in Inigo Jones, Christopher Wren and looking both across the Thames to Canary Wharf and back from Island Gardens (which we’ll reach via the foot tunnel) to the College. Tickets: £7, £5

After-School Club: Beginner’s Guide to Bear Spotting from 4.30pm to 5.15pm on Friday

Bear spotting can be tricky – and dangerous, so don’t forget to bring your favourite teddy along to this interactive session of storytelling, music and games. Learn everything you’ll ever need to know about black bears, brown bears and more… Michelle Robinson returns to the Greenwich Book Festival – her Goodnight, Spaceman event was a hit with children in 2016. Followed by a book signing. Tickets: £7, £5

The Pool Party – a celebration of women’s writing and music from 8pm to 10pm on Friday

The Pool Party, with Sarah Perry, author of Waterstones’ prizewinning The Essex Serpent; Lisa McInerney, winner of 2016 Baileys and Desmond Elliott prizes for her darkly comic debut The Glorious Heresies introduces sequel The Blood Miracles; Rowan Hisayo Buchanan discusses acclaimed debut Harmless Like You and Laura Barnett, writer of bestselling The Versions of Us, presents the story and songs of her latest novel, Greatest Hits, with acclaimed singer-songwriter Kathryn Williams. The bar is open between 7.30pm and 10.30pm, and there will be book signings. Tickets: £18, £15

Watching the Detectives: How to create a crime series with Joseph Knox, Abir Mukherjee and Susie Steiner from 10.30am to 11.30am on Saturday

How do you create a detective character that readers will want to follow on an investigation, repeatedly? Join three rising stars of crime fiction: Joseph Knox, Susie Steiner, Abir Mukherjee’s in a discussion chaired by critic and novelist Lucy Atkins. Followed by book signings. Tickets: £7, £5

Celebrate Elmer Day with storyteller Liz Fost from 10.30am to 11am on Saturday

Saturday is Elmer Day, when events across the country celebrate the loveable Patchwork Elephant. Come and hear tales of Elmer from storyteller Liz Fost.

PLUS, join Greenwich Libraries for Elmer craft activities, as part of our Free Workshops programme from 11am to 4pm. Followed by a book stamping.

MG Leonard: Beetle Boy meets Beetle Queen from 11.30am to 12.30pm on Saturday

MG Leonard’s multi-award-nominated Beetle Boy introduced Darkus Cuttle and his quest – aided by a six-legged sidekick – to solve the mysterious disappearance of his beloved father from his workplace, the Natural History Museum. Its sequel, Beetle Queen, sees Darkus again pitted against his nemesis, the haute couture villainess Lucretia Cutter. Hear about the books, but also why MG Leonard loves beetles (though she used to be terrified of them), learn all the cool things beetles can do – and why EATING them could save the planet. Tickets: £7, £5

The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write from 1.30pm to 2.30pm on Saturday

Sabrina Mahfouz in conversation with Aliyah Hasinah Holder, Triska Hamid, and Shazea Quraishi. Tickets: £7, £5

Adam Frost: Fun, Awesome Facts and a Parents-v-Kids Quiz! From 4.30pm to 5.30pm on Saturday

What are the strangest things ever found in a shark’s stomach? How long are your intestines? Could Zombies ever take over the world? Adam Frost is a non-fiction hero. The winner of a 2016 Blue Peter Book award for his Epic Book of Epicness, he is also the author of The Awesome Book of Awesomeness, The Awesome Body Book and his latest, fill-in-your-own-facts, The Book of Me. Join him for a fun interactive session of astounding facts, mind-boggling figures and a thrilling, parents-v-kids quiz. Tickets: £7, £5

Alex Wheatle discussing Straight Outta Crongton from 4.30pm to 5.30pm

Award-winning novelist Alex Wheatle discusses his new young adult novel, “Straight Outta Crongton” and his use of London as a literary backdrop. Tickets: £7, £5

Empire of Booze: A British history of alcoholic drinks from 6pm to 6.45pm

In conjunction with Greenwich’s Meantime Brewery, join renowned drinks correspondent Henry Jeffreys on a full-bodied and rich journey through tipples and time, as he reveals the improbable but true story of Britain’s role in creating the world’s finest drinks. Learn why we owe the champagne we drink today to 17th century methods for making sparkling cider, how India Pale Ale become legendary for its ability to withstand the long, hot journeys to the tropics and just how much port William Pitt the Younger used to drink before giving a speech in the House of Commons. Tickets: £7, £5

For the full programme and tickets, go to: greenwichbookfest.com