PREVIEW: Books on Tyne Festival

24th November-30th November 2014
More information on the Books on Tyne website

After last year’s festival proved a success, the Books on Tyne Literary Festival will return this year with a bigger and better programme of events.

The event is the product of the Newcastle City Library and the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle (the Lit and Phil) joining forces to bring a mini literary festival to the North East.

Similar to last year, the event will have a theme. In 2013 this was ‘a sense of place,’ with ‘on the edge’ being chosen as the theme for this year’s festival. The events programme has been tailored to reflect this; there’s a wide range of events to suit a wide range of literary tastes, from crime writing to an exploration of the world of the gothic, an event I am particularly excited about. This takes place on 28th November, and Dr Gail-Nina Anderson will be exploring the key motifs of her favourite gothic novels.

Of course, with the festival taking place in Newcastle there will be events which explore the rich history of the region; from the Architecture and Heritage on 20th November to ‘Newcastle Noir’ on 29th November, an event which focuses on crime writing, but with a Northern edge. The panel will be chaired by Jacky Collins from Northumbria University, with panellists including Ann Cleves, author of Vera, the Shetland Novels.

All events will take place in the Newcastle City Library and the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle towards the end of November, with tickets being made available online at www.booksontyne.co.uk.

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