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

The snow is on the ground here in the North East, and there is a blizzard of book events in the air for February. Check out our listings for literature in Durham, Newcastle, Teesside, Sunderland and around the North East this month. (And don't forget to subscribe or submit your event to avoid missing out... Continue Reading →

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Masters of Deceit: Introducing #SparkQuoteoftheWeek

Before she became a novelist, Muriel Spark worked for the secret wartime agency, the Political Warfare Executive. In a new #SparkQuoteoftheWeek series, doctoral researcher Beatriz Lopez selects quotes that show how forgery, blackmail, technological surveillance and postal censorship permeate her subsequent fiction. The first #SparkQuoteoftheWeek, from her 1959 novel Memento Mori, aptly summarises that Spark’s... Continue Reading →

UniSlam Poetry Success

UNISLAM is the UK’s largest poetry slam tournament and poetry summit. Durham University's Poetry Society sent a team to the national competition earlier this month, where they placed third overall, with English Studies undergraduate Prerana Kumar winning the individual Verve Prize for her individual poetry. Over on the University's student blog, Kym Deyn discusses the... Continue Reading →

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