What’s On: North East Literature and Book Events in April 2018

April is a season of rebirth, and it’s also traditionally a quiet month for books and literature in the North East. Nevertheless, there are still a few activities to keep you occupied in our monthly what’s on guide covering Durham, Newcastle, Teesside, Sunderland and around.

This month, New Writing North continue to roll out their Read Regional campaign. This month in Newcastle, there’s a chance to explore poetry with Linda France and Antony Dunn, author of one of this year’s reading selections. Also organised by New Writing North, in association with Northumbria University, the playwright and author Michael Chaplin will be going Hame, talking us through the life and works of his father, Sid Chaplin.

And moving from regional celebrations to big and universal questions, don’t miss this month’s Durham Castle lecture with Professor Marcus Gabriel. He’ll be inviting us to think about whether our consciousness is an illusion, and whether our sense of selfhood is itself merely a fiction.


This is just a snapshot of what’s on; see our full newsletter for more. To ensure you don’t miss anything, subscribe if you aren’t already. If you’re running an event next month, be sure to submit it to the next newsletter.


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