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

For most people, October means autumn leaves, Halloween costumes, and shorter days. For book lovers in the North East, October means three major literary festivals, hundreds of authors coming to the region, and not enough time to pack everything in. This month's roundup of book events happening in Durham, Newcastle, Teesside, Sunderland and around the... Continue Reading →

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Scotland, Spitfires, Secrets: Review of Kirsty Wark’s The House by the Loch at Durham Book Festival

Kirsty Wark is often seen on our screens fronting Newsnight, a programme driven by serious factual reporting, but readers know that Wark is not averse to making things up, too, as the author of two works of fiction with a third in the offing. Hannah Piercy was at Durham Book Festival to hear how she... Continue Reading →

Shoestring Press Poetry Reading (17th October)

Everyone is welcome to this Durham Book Festival Fringe event, featuring three brilliant poets who have collectively published thirteen full-length collections, many with Shoestring Press. When: 17th October, 17.00-18.00 Where: St Chad's College Chapel Tickets: Free and unticketed. Open to all. Carole Coates Carole Coates was a late starter in poetry, having spent many years... Continue Reading →

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