North East English Literature Events in September 2016


apples_sticky“September…the bough cracks with unpicked apples, and at dawn the small-mouth bass breaks water, gorged with spawn” (Robert Lowell). We have a veritable harvest of events for literature-lovers this month in the North East in our monthly listing.

Cling to the last vestiges of summer and be taken back to the beach with a Late Summer public lecture on sex, death and nostalgia at the seaside on 14th. Also on the Late Summer Lectures programme each Wednesday this month, Arthur Rose on breath in science fiction, Jon Greenaway on Frankenstein, and Curtis Runstedler on a quest for the Holy Grail.

From the unpicked apples of Robert Lowell’s imagination, to the plucked apples of the biblical garden of Eden at the Afterlives of Eve conference. Join Wendy Furman-Adams (Literature, Whittier), Sandra Gilbert (Literature, UC Davis) and John Bothwell (Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Durham), among many others, to explore the representations and cultural uses of the Biblical figure.

In other imaginary gardens, step into the magical world of Alice in Wonderland with a talk at Newcastle Library on 14th. Also in Newcastle, on 8th, David Hughes introduces Shakespeare’s Astronomy at the Lit and Phil.

This is just a snapshot of what’s on in the North East this month. Subscribe to our full listing for our monthly newsletter, or keep in touch with us on Twitter or Facebook for reminders and additional events. And don’t forget to check out Durham Book Festival for a banquet of bookishness coming in early October.

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