Image: The Ethical Carnivore
Newcastle Libraries and the Lit & Phil combine their literary prowess to bring us the sixth Newcastle Book Festival, Books On Tyne, between Monday 21st and Sunday 27th November.
With almost every genre covered and a remarkable variety of talks, events and workshops, there promises to be something for everyone.
Highlights include You Could Do Something Amazing With Your Life [You Are Raoul Moat] by Andrew Hankinson, who will give a talk about his claustrophobic account of the last days of murderer Raoul Moat using real life evidence to give an insight into the events of 2010 (Monday 21st, City Library). Mark Iveson presents his book Cursed Horror Stars, which delves into the lives of five horror stars of the screen whose own lives became a reflection of the films they were famous for (Tuesday 22nd, City Library). Gail Nina-Anderson will give an illustrated talk on how Stoker’s monumental figure, Dracula, came to life and refuses to die (Wednesday 23rd, Lit & Phil).
A free Polari workshop calls writers to share their LGBT memoirs and fiction and invites you to develop your writing with a two-hour class (Wednesday 23rd, City Library). Chris Phipps will present his findings on How Newcastle has been portrayed on TV from the popular shows to others you may have no clue of (Thursday 24th, City Library). Louise Gray shows off her investigative and humorous writing in The Ethical Carnivore, a book about hunting and gathering your own meat sources to not only improve your own life, but the world (Friday 25th, City Library) and Scott Tyrell brings his critically acclaimed poetry slam titles and comedy back home to Newcastle (Saturday 26th, City Library), plus loads more besides. Get stuck in!