1st – 3rd April 2016
See the Newcastle Writers’ Festival website for more details.
The inaugural Newcastle Writers Festival was held in 2013 and was a resounding success. More than 70 writers participated in 38 sessions – half of which were free. In 2014, the festival was enhanced by the addition of a popular children’s program. More than 100 writers participated in the extended festival and more than 6500 people attended the event, from preschoolers to adults. The 2015 festival was bigger and better still, and we’re looking forward to exceeding expectations in April 2016.
Newcastle Writers Festival is thrilled to announce that Tim Flannery, Charlotte Wood and Rosie Waterland are among the 140 writers who will be participating in this year’s festival from 1 to 3 April. Their superb books traverse memoir, climate change and fiction.
The first day asks the big question “what’s special about Shakespeare” as well as asking a panel about the trials and tribulations of writing across different cultures.
On day two, a top panel will be discussing ways to write about loss, while there will also be talks on writing memoirs, writing for children and writing about school life.
The final day sees a panel looking at the global coal trade, Charlotte Wood discusses her searing novel The Natural Way of Things and writers will be discussing their own reading habits, as well as talking about some of their favourite books.
There will also be numerous masterclasses happening throughout the weekend, hosted by top writers in their field.