What’s On: North East Literature and Book Events in February 2019

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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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20190204T18:00

Mon 04
18:00 in World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, World Heritage Site Visitor CentreDurham
Wynkyn de Worde, Stephen Hawes, and the Improvisation of Genre in Early Tudor Print
with Laurie Atkinson
Link to event With Laurie Atkinson, Department of English Studies. Everyone is welcome to attend. Organised by Durham University Medieval and Early Modern Studies Students Association.

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20190206T18:00

Wed 06
18:00 in Durham Castle, Durham CastleDurham
The Creative Opportunity
with Sir Nicholas Serota
Link to event In this lecture, Sir Nicholas Serota, Chair of the Durham Commission on Creativity and of Arts Council England, discusses the context for the Commission, and shares his hopes for its outcomes. Organised by Durham Castle Lecture Series.

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20190206T19:15

Wed 06
19:15 in Culture Lab, Culture LabNewcastle
Melvin Burgess in conversation with Liz Flanagan
Link to event Melvin Burgess won the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award and the YA Book Prize Special Achievement Award for his controversial bestseller Junk. Four of his other novels have been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Melvin will be reading from, and in conversation about, his latest book The Lost Witch (Andersen Press, 2018). Organised by Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts.

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20190207T13:00

Thu 07
13:00 in Percy Building, Percy BuildingNewcastle
First Thursday Reading
with Pippa Little and Carina Rodney
Link to event Join Newcastle University Royal Literary Fund Fellows Pippa and Carina, who will be talking about their lives as writers, as well as reading from their work. Organised by Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts.

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20190208T16:00

Fri 08
16:00 in Lipman Building, Lipman BuildingNewcastle
Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Writings in Italian, and Ann Fisher’s Labour in the Newcastle Book Trade
with Valentina Varinelli and Helen Williams
Link to event Organised by The North East Forum in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies.

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20190210T14:00

Sun 10
14:00 in Palace Green Library, Palace Green LibraryDurham
Poetry Workshop
with Christy Ducker
Link to event Join poet and Catch Your Breath writer-in-residence Christy Ducker for a writing workshop inspired by the exhibition. Organised by Life of Breath.

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20190212T15:30

Tue 12
15:30 in Palace Green Library, Palace Green LibraryDurham
Breathtaking Books & Inspiring Incunabula
Link to event Palace Green Librarians and Archivists will delve into a wide range of topics. Come and see a display of delights – from music manuscripts to medical illustrations – that will take your breath away. Organised by Life of Breath.

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20190212T16:00

Tue 12
16:00 in Institute of Advanced Study, Institute of Advanced StudyDurham
Reading Feminist Science Fiction for Global Constitutionalisation
with Ruth Houghton and Aoife O’Donoghue
Link to event What is the difference between a group of people and “The People”? This project brings together classicists, lawyers, human geographers, political scientists, and historians to ask how communities work in practice, across history and today. Organised by Durham University Institute of Advanced Study.

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20190212T17:30

Tue 12
17:30 in Ushaw College, Ushaw CollegeDurham
Evelyn Waugh, Catholicism, and America: Hollywood, Death, and the Religious Life
with Martin Stannard
Link to event A free public lecture as part of the Ushaw Lecture Series, which celebrates the cultural and research significance of the remarkable bibliographical, archival and material-cultural collections at Ushaw, and the wider history of which they are expressions. Organised by Centre for Catholic Studies.

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20190214T19:15

Thu 14
19:15 in Culture Lab, Culture LabNewcastle
Kate Davies in conversation with Stacy Gillis
Link to event Join us to celebrate St Valentine’s Day with Kate Davies reading from, and in conversation about, her debut novel In at the Deep End – a ‘frank, funny and fabulously filthy’ (Erin Kelly) coming-of-age-story. Organised by Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts.

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20190216T11:00

Sat 16
11:00 in Seven Stories, Seven StoriesNewcastle
League of Laureates Live-Stream
with Jacqueline Wilson, Malorie Blackman and Chris Riddell
Link to event Join Jacqueline Wilson, Malorie Blackman and Chris Riddell for a glimpse behind the scenes of ‘The League of Laureates’ and a journey into some of their most loved stories and characters. Organised by Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books.

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20190219T17:30

Tue 19
17:30 in Herschel Building, Herschel BuildingNewcastle
Seeing homosexuality in Joe Orton’s What the Butler Saw`
with Emma Parker and Leonie Orton
Link to event Joe Orton’s What the Butler Saw (1969) features no gay characters, yet homosexuality is the absent centre of his final play. In the first half of this talk marking LGBT+ History Month, Emma Parker explores how Orton’s queer black comedy subverts sexual double standards, mocks heteronormativity and challenges discourses of deviance. In the second Leonie Orton will read from her memoir, I Had it In Me (2016), in which she explores the origins of her brother’s outrageous humour, in his home town of Leicester and in the Orton family. Organised by Newcastle University.

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20190220T19:00

Wed 20
19:00 in Waterstones, WaterstonesNewcastle
Crime and Wine
with Jo Spain and William Shaw, Jacky Collins
Link to event Join us for a crime and wine evening at Waterstones Newcastle. Crime authors Jo Spain and William Shaw will be in conversation with Jacky Collins Newcastle’s very own Dr. Noir. Organised by Waterstones.

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20190222T11:00

Fri 22
11:00 in Palace Green Library, Palace Green LibraryDurham
History of the Book Workshop
Link to event With papers in panels on French Books and Their Readers and Work in Progress in History of the Book. Organised by Durham University Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

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20190222T18:00

Fri 22 to Sat 23
in Armstrong Building, Armstrong BuildingNewcastle
Crime in the North East Festival
with Various Speakers
Link to event Join us for an exciting weekend of discussions, workshops, book-signings and quizzes about the most intriguing of genres: crime fiction. Organised by Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts.

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20190224T14:00

Sun 24
14:00 in Palace Green Library, Palace Green LibraryDurham
Poetry Workshop
with Christy Ducker
Link to event Join poet and Catch Your Breath writer-in-residence Christy Ducker for a writing workshop inspired by the exhibition. Organised by Life of Breath.

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20190226T10:00

Tue 26
10:00 in TBC, TBCDurham
Experience and the Past: Reading through Pre-modern Narratives
Link to event This workshop will explore how we can access and what meaning we can attribute to experience from the past, by reading through historical archives and literature. Places at this workshop are very limited. To register email imh.mail@durham.ac.uk. Organised by Durham University Institute for Medical Humanities.

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20190226T18:00

Tue 26
18:00 in Waterstones, WaterstonesDurham
Harriet Tyce in conversation with Alex Michaelides
Link to event Debut novelist Harriet Tyce will be discussing her electrifying thriller Blood Orange with Alex Michaelides. Organised by Waterstones.

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20190227T18:00

Wed 27
18:00 in Lit and Phil, Lit and PhilNewcastle
Folk Horror
with Gail-Nina Anderson
Link to event Anyone interested in literary and dramatic explorations of the supernatural will recently have seen a new term come into use – “Folk Horror”. Don’t worry – the horror part doesn’t have to indicate ghastly gore, because it’s the folk part that indicates a fascinating movement to finds the roots of our spooky tastes. Organised by The Lit and Phil.

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20190228T19:15

Thu 28
19:15 in Culture Lab, Culture LabNewcastle
What Days We’re Having Now
with Alex MacDonald, Ella Frears and Will Harris
Link to event Up-and-coming poets Alex MacDonald, Ella Frears and Will Harris will be addressing the peculiar pressures of Generation Z life in a live anthology of subtly theatricalised poems touching on identity, uncertainty, the meaning of family and the nature of love. Experience for yourselves how poems can help negotiate life in this universally funny, sad and sweet show. Organised by Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts.

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