What’s On: North East Literature and Book Events in July 2019

Summer seems to have arrived at last - good news for readers who love to lounge on the beach with a book, though it does mean that many of our region's regular book events are winding down for the season. Nevertheless, there are still some activities happening in Durham, Newcastle, Teesside, Sunderland and around the... Continue Reading →

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Remembering Ourselves: Review of The Country Between Us by Carolyn Forché

As Carolyn Forché’s The Country Between Us is reissued by Bloodaxe Books, Soumyaroop Majumdar discovers that there is not much separating ourselves in 2019 from the poet who witnessed the violent history of El Salvador four decades ago. Carolyn Forché’s 1981 collection The Country Between Us, containing accounts of her time in El Salvador in... Continue Reading →

Durham Miners and Wartime Propaganda

This weekend is Durham Miner's Gala, the annual celebration of the region's coal mining heritage. Ahead of the march, Dr Guy Woodward, researcher on the Political Warfare Executive project, has been digging in the archives to discover how Durham miners were depicted in wartime propaganda. While it is well known that the North East's miners... Continue Reading →

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