North East English Literature Events in September 2017


Shine a spotlight on some of the literary events and book chat coming up in the North East this September, with the latest issue of our monthly newsletter.

Our Late Summer Lecture Series continues in Durham with a distinctly theatrical air this month. If you think performances should be enjoyed in silence, the first lecture (which welcomes a noisy audience) is not for you; come along to hear Hannah Burrows talk about restlessness in the theatre on 6th September. This is followed by a chance to witness a working Victorian magic lantern on 13th. Other talks will peer into the performance of death in Victorian novels, and read the runes of fiction to discover if we’re destined for a utopian or dystopian future.

The month of September closes with National Poetry Day. Enjoy an evening of poetry at Ushaw College on 27th, or attend the Northern Poetry Slam or have a brush with the law on 28th in Newcastle.

Lastly, look out for the Empty Shop book group, who this month are discussing David Almond’s Half a Creature from the Sea. This collection of short stories set in the North East is the Big Read at this year’s Durham Book Festival, and so reading it should whet your appetite for the literary feast that’s coming to Durham in early October.

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