Trick or treat? Our what’s on guide for literature in Durham, Newcastle, Teesside, Sunderland and the North East this month has an appropriately gloomy feel with an exploration of Frankenstein, lecture on literary disease, and a performance of deathly drama among many other things.
Top billing this month, though, has to go to the Books on Tyne festival. After the three literary festivals in Durham, Berwick and Sunderland last month, this month it’s Newcastle’s turn with events running across Newcastle Libraries and the Lit and Phil from 24th November to 2nd December.
Before then, enjoy new spoken word poetry with Born Lippy on 7th, discover a new poetry anthology inspired by the work of Muriel Spark on the 8th November, and discover the pioneering eighteenth-century female poet Anna Laetitia Barbauld on 15th. And, if listening to poetry has inspired you, have a go at writing your own at the second PopUpPoetry workshop with Rebecca Perry.
Also be on the lookout for spooky happenings on 10th November. After a packed performance in September our own Souls of the North show returns with a free public spectacle of medieval and Renaissance dance, music and theatre with a Halloween feel.
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