Thursday, 24 November 2011

Newcastle Winter Book Festival

The Newcastle Winter Book Festival brings together venues across the city to celebrate arts and literature. Exciting and entertaining speakers at this year’s festival include: David Almond (writer of Skellig), Viz's Simon Donald, poet Liz Lochhead, Ann Cleeves, Hugh Cornwell and Tam Dalyell.

Explore the golden age of detection at a talk on Agatha Christie or, for fans of more graphic crime, hear about what pathologists can discover from a victim's final moments by examining corpses and blood splatters from a real CSI. Alternatively, perhaps you'd prefer to attend a lecture on the influence of painter John Martin on the work of Romantic poets, plus there are also helpful sessions for aspiring authors and playwrights.

This year’s Festival has quite a quirky feel – with a 24 hour non-stop fringe event running at Northumbria University Library, a festival club in the evenings at the Star and Shadow in Byker, a walking tour of ‘Haunted and Bloody Newcastle’ as well as ‘Writers for Hire’.

The Winter Book Festival takes place from 24 – 27 November 2011 at venues across Newcastle. Click here for more information.

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