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


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Love all things literary? Looking for book events and literature lectures in the North East? Our monthly what’s on guide captures the literature and book chat, lectures, readings and other events taking place across the North East, in Durham, Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, Teesside and beyond.

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20180603T11:00

Sun 03
11:00 in Waterstones, WaterstonesDurham
Come and Meet Benjamin Myers
Link to event Carved from the land above Mytholmroyd in West Yorkshire, Scout Rock is a steep crag overlooking wooded slopes and weed-tangled plateaus. To many it is unremarkable; to others it is a doomed place where 18th-century thieves hid out, where the town tip once sat, and where suicides leapt to their deaths. Its brooding form presided over the early years of Ted Hughes, who called Scout Rock `my spiritual midwife . . . both the curtain and backdrop to existence’.; Into this beautiful, dark and complex landscape steps Benjamin Myers, asking: are unremarkable places made remarkable by the minds that map them? This event is organised by Waterstones.

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20180605T17:30

Tue 05
17:30 in Palace Green Library, Palace Green LibraryDurham
Sweetness and Bitterness. The Sense of Taste in and around Anglo-Saxon England
with Professor Alban Gautier
Link to event The sense of taste did not have a good reputation in the early Middle Ages: it was connected with ideas of gluttony and it was considered one of the grossest of the five senses. This does not mean the Anglo-Saxons did not have a discourse about taste. If we consider it along with that of their Welsh and Frankish neighbours, it appears that a “system of tastes” was polarized by sweetness and bitterness, two flavours with opposite significations and connotations. This event is organised by Durham University Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

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20180609T09:30

Sat 09
09:30 in Lindisfarne Centre, Lindisfarne CentreDurham
Norse in the North Annual Conference: Emotions and Mindsets in Old Norse Literature and Society
Link to event The seventh annual Norse in the North Conference will be on the theme of Emotions and Mindsets in Old Norse Literature and Society. This event is organised by North in the North.

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20180610T16:00

Sun 10
16:00 in Durham Town Hall, Durham Town HallDurham
Sun
with Katrina Porteous and Peter Zinovieff
Link to event A journey through the workings of our nearest star, with live poetry by Katrina Porteous, computer music by Peter Zinovieff, and fantastic real images from solar telescopes. This event is organised by Art Durham.

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20180612T19:00

Tue 12
19:00 in Acklam Community Hub, Acklam Community HubTeesside
Literary Quiz Night
with Sarah Dunnakey
Link to event Read Regional author Sarah Dunnakey introduces her novel The Companion and hosts a very special literary quiz. Sarah is a Question Researcher on Mastermind as well as writing and verifying questions for University Challenge and Pointless. This event is organised by Crossing the Tees.

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20180614T09:00

Thu 14
09:00 in Business and Law Building, Business and Law BuildingNewcastle
Frankenstein: A Multidisciplinary Conference 2018
Link to event A multidisciplinary conference to celebrate the bicentenary of the first publication of Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley This event is organised by Northumbria University Law School and Department of Social Sciences.

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20180614T14:00

Thu 14
14:00 in Crown Street Library, Crown Street LibraryDarlington
Vane Women Poetry Reading
with Judi Sutherland
Link to event Vane Women will read their latest work, project images and feature their latest poet, Judi Sutherland, who will read from her book The
Ship Owner’s House, launching at the T-Junction International Poetry Festival at Middlesbrough’s Mima in the Spring. This event is organised by Crossing the Tees.

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20180615T18:00

Fri 15
18:00 in Central Library , Central Library Middlesborough
Mudfrog Press Poetry Pamphlet Launch
with Marilyn Longstaff, Gillian Place, Liz Geraghty
Link to event Mudfog Press launches three women poets from the Tees Valley. These three small collections, in pamphlet form are part of Mudfog’s ongoing aim to provide a voice for writers in an area with limited access to publication. This event is organised by Crossing the Tees.

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20180616T14:00

Sat 16
14:00 in Central Library, Central LibraryGateshead
North East YA Book Con
Link to event Running for the second year this event is the finale in a week of book themed workshops and fun. Come along for book themed competitions, games, talks and author apparences. If you want to know any more information or want to keep up to date about what we have planned then follow us on instagram @gatesheadteenreads. We’re also looking for indie authors to take part in an indie author fayre so If you’re interested in that email us at gatesheadbibliocon@gmail.com. This event is organised by Gateshead Central Library Teen Book Club.

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20180616T10:00

Sat 16
10:00 in Middlesborough Central Library, Middlesborough Central LibraryTeesside
Escape: From Page to Performance
with Bob Beagrie and Andy Willoughby
Link to event Explore the theme of escape and journeys in a day of poetry workshops
with local poets and Senior Lecturers in Creative Writing from Teesside
University, Bob Beagrie and Andy Willoughby. Leading a set of
inspirational exercises in the morning and looking at how performance
techniques can lift the work you have done from page to stage in the
afternoon. This event is organised by Crossing the Tees.

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20180616T14:00

Sat 16
14:00 in Marske Library, Marske LibraryTeesside
Writing Magical Realism
with Carmen Marcus
Link to event Carmen Marcus is a published author of How Saints Die and performance poet living on the wild North Yorkshire coast. This workshop will look at the way in which real experiences and traumas are translated into myth; how the magical world mirrors and distorts the real and how to write this form of magical realism. This event is organised by Crossing the Tees.

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20180621T09:15

Thu 21
09:15 in Ritson Room, Department of Classics, Ritson Room, Department of ClassicsDurham
Classical Receptions in the Nineteenth Century
Link to event This workshop, organised in collaboration with the Durham Centre for Classical Reception and the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, gathers together scholars from different disciplines to discuss aspects of classical reception in the long nineteenth century. This event is organised by Durham University Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies.

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