What’s On: North East Literature and Book Events in February 2021

Although we all look forward to the end of lockdown, it feels like we're all starting to get the hang of the idea of doing events online. February 2021 brings a full programme of literary activities put on by the North East's universities, museums, libraries, and other organisations. If you're putting on an event and... Continue Reading →

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On the Shore of the Wide World: Keats, 200 years on

When: 23rd February, 2021, 19.00 GMTWhere: Online (Zoom)Tickets: Free; reserve via the Poetry Society Exactly 200 years after his death in Rome, a circle of writers, academics and poets will come together to reflect on the legacy of John Keats. This free event organised by the Poetry Society will feature three commissioned poets reading from... Continue Reading →

The Aphorism Now

Aphorisms are alive and well in the age of social media. Why? @NoreenMasud Dr Noreen Masud studies the Aphorism in her forthcoming book, Hard Language: Stevie Smith and the Aphorism. In a programme for BBC Radio 3 she argues that with its new popularity the aphorism has lost some of its traditional authority and often... Continue Reading →

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