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February 2020

Book of Newcastle launch event

February 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Newcastle City Library, 33 New Bridge Street West
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX United Kingdom
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Free
The Book of Newcastle

The original Northern Powerhouse, the city of Newcastle has witnessed countless transformations over the last century or so, from its industrial heyday, when Tyneside engineering and innovation led the world, through decades of post-industrial decline, and lack of investment, to its more recent reinvention as a cultural destination for the North. The city has also always had an embarrassment of literary riches, with multi-awarding poets and novelists taking continual inspiration from its awe-inspiring architecture and crepuscular backstreets. Join us for…

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Refugee Tales at Faversham Literary Festival

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Arden Theatre, Leslie Smith Drive
Faversham, ME13 8PW United Kingdom
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£5
Refugee Tales

Refugee Tales Giving voice to the Syrian refugee crisis, Christy Lefteri’s experience as a volunteer at a UNICEF-supported refugee centre in Athens informs 'The Beekeeper of Aleppo'. She is in conversation with David Herd, coordinator of 'Refugee Tales' – an ongoing project that calls to end indefinite immigration detention – poets, novelists and writers have collaborated with people who have experienced detention, their tales appearing alongside first-hand accounts by people who themselves have been detained. All profits from 'Refugee Tales'…

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March 2020

Europa28 launch with 5×15 in London

March 19 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Emmanuel Centre, 9-23 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 3DW United Kingdom
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£19.46

Rising nationalism. Crippling inequalities. Brexit. Does Europe need fixing? How do you address the grievances of those feeling disenfranchised? How do you improve social cohesion, or even continue to exist as a democratic transnational entity? Hay Festival Europa28 brings together 28 women writers, artists, scientists and entrepreneurs - one from each EU country - to deliver their visions for the future. Five of these women join with some special guests to launch a powerful and timely anthology of their work…

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Spotlight on Comma Press

March 27 @ 5:30 pm
The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays
Salford, M50 3AZ United Kingdom
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£7.50

Described as the ‘Literary equivalent of Factory Records’ Comma Press, is a non profit publisher based in Manchester. Champions of the short story form they produce exciting and innovative commissions. To showcase Comma Press’ most celebrated and exciting voices they have brought together author and Salford born David Constantine, RSL Ondaatje Prize longlisted poet Gaia Holmes and novel and poet Karline Smith in a discussion about the importance of local indie publishing along with short readings from their own thought…

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Europa28: Writing by Women on the Future of Europe

March 29 @ 4:30 pm
The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays
Salford, M50 3AZ United Kingdom
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£15.00 – £17.50

A special event in collaboration with Hay Festival. With so many flare-ups of nationalism and isolationism in recent years, there is a sense that Europe needs to be fixed or at the very least profoundly reconfigured. How do you address the grievances of those feeling disenfranchised from Europe? How do you improve social cohesion, or even continue to exist as a democratic transnational entity? Bringing together 28 acclaimed women writers, artists, scientists and entrepreneurs from across Europe Europa28 is a…

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