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

For most people, October means autumn leaves, Halloween costumes, and shorter days. For book lovers in the North East, October means three major literary festivals, hundreds of authors coming to the region, and not enough time to pack everything in. This month's roundup of book events happening in Durham, Newcastle, Teesside, Sunderland and around the... Continue Reading →

The Geographic and Linguistic Identity of the American Midwest (Public Lecture, 2nd October)

The Midwest is often seen as the heartland of America - and writers played a large part in constructing this sense of its significance. Molly Becker will map the regional and geographic identities of American fiction in our penultimate Late Summer Lecture. Free and open to all, from members of the public to schools to... Continue Reading →

Future Memory and Circular Time in Charles Dickens’ ‘The Signal-Man’ (Public Lecture, 11th September)

Charles Dickens' short story 'The Signal-Man' is hauntingly terrifying and intellectually complex. Claire Ashworth explains how Dickens' vision of time predicts the psychology of Freud, in the fourth Late Summer Lecture. Free and open to all, from students and schools to members of the public. When: 11th September, 17.30-18.30 Where: Alington House Community Association Reserve... Continue Reading →

Durham Book Festival 2019

Durham is a 'City of Books'. A bold message from this year's Durham Book Festival, but one that will be proved accurate from 5th to 13th October when international authors come to the city as well as the County, and writers are inspired by the region to develop new work for the world. We're proud... Continue Reading →

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