North East English Literature Events in March 2017


The Summit of Expectation, by Richard Greene [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

The Summit of Expectation, by Richard Greene [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

March is the month of expectation,
The things we do not know,
The Persons of Prognostication
Are coming now.- Emily Dickinson

Be a person of prognostication with our listing of literature events in the North East in March. As ever, expect some fabulous bookish, literary and cultural activities in our region.

To start at the end of the month, the BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival comes to the Sage Gateshead over the weekend of 17th to 19th, bringing free talks from leading thinkers. Literary highlights include US author George Saunders on the short story, Katherine Cooper on writers and refugees, and Simon Armitage on writing life.

March 8th marks International Women’s Day. On the day itself, join a conference at Durham University looking at Feminist Perspectives on Human Nature, Culture and Freedom or later in the month, on 28th, commemorate Revolutionary Women, with Dr Mary Talbot and Dr Laura O’Brien of the University of Sunderland.

Anyone interested in editing in literature, or other media such as cinema or music, might want to look into a workshop on Editing behind the Scenes, hosted by the Institute of Advance Study.

Lastly, if you haven’t already been, now is you last chance to catch the exhibition ‘The best words in the best order’ Poetry in Durham and the North East, only on until 12th March at Palace Green Library.

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. Follow or post using the hashtag #NELiteratureEvents to help publicise your own activities.

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