North East English Literature Events in January 2018

A Happy New Year to all our followers! We hope 2018 will be a year of thrilling reads and mind-expanding books. To that end, our monthly literary events newsletter captures the interesting book chat, lectures and events taking place in the North East this month.

 

Dante’s influence can be found everywhere in contemporary culture, including in the most popular novel series of our times, Harry Potter. Celebrate the 20th anniversary of its publication with events at Newcastle Libraries.

While Dante was dominant in print, J.K. Rowling worked during the emergence of digital books. Join the Animating Text project at Newcastle to reflect on the future relationship between digital and print editions, and how we understand narrative in different media.

Regardless of the technologies we use to read, when we get immersed in a novel we seem to hear the voices of characters in our heads. Join Hearing the Voice for a special reading of a new play, The World is Never Quiet, which draws on the stories of Durham residents about the internal voices they hear in everyday life.

This is just a snapshot of some of the events to look forward to at the start of the year. Make a resolution to subscribe if you aren’t already, or keep in touch with us on Twitter or Facebook for reminders and additional events. Follow or post using the hashtag #NorthEastLiteratureEvents to publicise your own activities.

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