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27 September 2018

27/09/2018

Library users all over County Durham will be sharing The Little Stranger this autumn...


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DEBUT NOVEL CELEBRATED AT THE WORD @ The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields


29 September 2018

Places must be booked in advance.

FANS of thrillers and crime fiction can get advice from a new author and a signed copy of a new book at a special event later this month.


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Una: Cree @ Durham City


05 October 2018

6pm - 7pm

£4 (including drink on arrival)

In 2017 Durham Book Festival commissioned acclaimed graphic novelist Una to create a graphic novel inspired by the people of Durham and its landscapes. Una spent time at the Just for Women Centre in Stanley and the women she met there inspired her book, Cree, which we’re delighted to launch at Durham Book Festival 2018.


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Katy Massey - Who are we now? Life-writing post - Brexit and beyond @ Durham City


06 October 2018

10am–12.30pm

£3

Interested in memoir and life-writing? Do you have a story to tell about how your life in the UK has changed since the Brexit referendum? Then this workshop is for you.


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The Poetry Exchange at St. Chad's Chapel


06 October 2018

10am - 5pm

You’re invited to book an individual slot to come and explore a poem that has been a friend to you, in conversation with The Poetry Exchange team.


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Owen Sheers: The Green Hollow @ Palace Green Library


06 October 2018

11:00 - 12:00

Tickets: £6/£4

In 1966 a coal slag-heap collapsed on a school in South Wales, killing 144 people, most of them children. Poet Owen Sheers has given voice to those who still live in Aberfan, the pit village in which tragedy struck, and uses their collective memories to create a striking work of poetic power.


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Julian Baggini: How the World Thinks @ Palace Green Library


06 October 2018

1pm–2pm

Tickets: £8/£6

Join Julian Baggini as he talks about his book How the World Thinks, the first global overview of philosophy. Travelling to Japan, China, India and more, the project soon became one of the most rewarding intellectual journeys of his life...


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Inside the Archives: The Changing Role for Women and the Struggle for the Vote @ Palace Green Library


06 October 2018

2pm–3pm

Tickets: £4

Join the Library and Culture Learning Team for a hands-on session that focuses on the changing role of women and how they campaigned to be included in the franchise.


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Claire O'Callaghan and Sophie Franklin: The Brontës Revisited @ Palace Green Library


06 October 2018

2.30pm–3.30pm

Tickets: £6/£4

In her new book, Emily Brontë Reappraised, Dr Claire O’Callaghan of Loughborough University conjures a new image of the Wuthering Heights author. At a time when contemporary women are making their voices heard and questioning convention, it now appears that Emily Brontë was, in fact, a ‘thoroughly modern woman’.


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Derek Wall: Elinor Ostrom’s Rules for Radicals


06 October 2018

3-4pm

Tickets: £5

Join political activist Derek Wall as he discusses his new book, Elinor Ostrom’s Rules for Radicals.


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AJ Pearce and Anne Youngson: Literary Letters


06 October 2018

4-5pm

Tickets: £6/£4

Set in 1940s London, AJ Pearce’s novel Dear Mrs Bird is a love letter to female friendship, Blitz spirit, the kindness of strangers and the art of letter-writing itself.


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Jessica Hepburn & Libby Page: Swimming Outside the Lines @ Palace Green Library


06 October 2018

6-7pm

Tickets: £8/£6

Join Jessica Hepburn and Libby Page as they discuss two powerful new books: 21 Miles and The Lido, both inspired by the power of swimming.


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Rowan McCabe presents: Door-to-Door poetry @ Palace Green Library


06 October 2018

7-8pm

Tickets: £6/£4

What do you think would happen if you knocked on a stranger’s door and offered to write them a poem? Join Newcastle-based poet Rowan McCabe as he talks about his experience of becoming the world’s first Door-to-Door Poet, and the unexpected stories that emerged along the way.


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Bob Beagrie: Civil Insolencies @ Palace Green Library


07 October 2018

10:30-11:30am

This exciting new commission from the creator of Leásungspell, one of 2018’s sell-out events, sheds fresh light on the bloody Battle of Guisborough, fought in the heart of the Tees Valley on 16 January 1643.


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Charlotte Roberts and Chris Gerrard: Bodies of Evidence @ Palace Green Library


07 October 2018

12pm - 1pm

Tickets: £6/£4

This event marks the close of Palace Green Library’s Bodies of Evidence exhibition, exploring the story of the men and boys whose remains were discovered in two mass burial sites in Durham city centre in 2013.


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Liam Young: Rise


07 October 2018

1-2pm

Tickets: £5

The People’s Bookshop are delighted to welcome Liam Young to this Fringe event in the The Committee Room at Redhills.


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Inside the Archives: The Most Dangerous Books in the World @ Palace Green Library


07 October 2018

2.45pm–3.45pm

Tickets: £4

Does free speech exist? The limits of expression, from social media and hate speech to the Leveson Inquiry, now provoke intense debate.


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Tamsin Daisy Rees: Living in the Age of Anxiety @ Palace Green Library


07 October 2018

3:30-5pm

Tickets: £6/£4

We commissioned Durham-born writer Tamsin Daisy Rees to write a monologue inspired by this theme


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Lucie Brownlee: The World Above


07 October 2018

5:30-6:30pm

Tickets: £8/£6

Mining stories are integral to the history of County Durham; however, the stories of the women and girls who lived in the world above the pit are not heard as frequently as those of their male counterparts.


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Julia Darling: Pearl @ Palace Green Library


07 October 2018

7-8pm

Tickets: £8/£6

Join us to celebrate the publication of Pearl, a collection of short stories from a beloved North Eastern poet, playwright and novelist the late Julia Darling, published by Mayfly and the Estate of Julia Darling.


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