North East English Literature Events in June 2016


Flaming June by Lord Leighton

Flaming June, by Frederic Lord Leighton (1830-1896), reproduced via Wikimedia Commons

Exams are almost over. The weather is on the turn. June is a time to relax and read…but also to get out and about to some of the fascinating literary events taking place in the North East this month, as featured in our monthly English Events listing.

On an appropriately bright note, there’s a chance to celebrate 150 years of Alice in Wonderland with a talk at the Laing Gallery to accompany its new exhibition. Also delighting in the power of the imagination, a one day conference on Converging Worlds looks at the interaction between real and fictional cultures.

Elsewhere, it’s less bodies on the beach than bodies in the past. On 9th a symposium in Newcastle takes us back to the First World War, and a time of otherness and strange meetings. On 11th there is New Writing North’s Crime Story, a festival for crime writers that gives a unique insight into real-life police investigation. And on 18th June an interdisciplinary conference looks at pseudosciences of the body in the nineteenth century.

This is just a small snapshot of what’s on in the North East this month. Head over to our full listing for more, or keep in touch with us on Twitter or Facebook for reminders and additional events.

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