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

Woman lying in a meadow blowing a dandelion clock
In the Month of June (1899), by L.A. Ring. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
It’s hotting up in more ways than one in the North East in June. If you love books, then check out our monthly what’s on guide to literature in Durham, Newcastle, Teesside, Sunderland and around, which is sizzling with events.

Running  from 9th to 23rd June, the Crossing the Tees book festival is back, with an array of activities for everyone from kids to budding writers. Highlights we’ve picked out include a Literary Quiz Night, poetry readings with Vane Women and Mudfrog Press, and a workshop to take poetry from Page to Performance.

This year is the bicentenary of the publication of Frankenstein. A Multidisciplinary Conference at Northumbria University will take a fresh look at the novel, bring to bear perspectives from Law and literature, criminology and humanities.

If you prefer monsters with an even older heritage, look out for the annual Norse in the North conference on 9th June. This will cover topics ranging from volcanoes and mind-altering substances, to gods and the emotions of animals.

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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