Literary North East, Out and about

A Song for Ella Grey to open Northern Stage’s autumn season

A Song for Ella Grey, the award-winning YA novel by David Almond, will premiere in Newcastle’s Northern Stage this autumn. Adapted for the stage by David Almond himself and directed by Northern Stage Artistic Director Lorne Campbell, the creative team will make the show with the help of young people from across the North East. David… Read More A Song for Ella Grey to open Northern Stage’s autumn season

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Newcastle Noir

On today’s takeover, Jacky Collins, organiser of Newcastle Noir, tells us about the literary festival that’s bringing international crime writing to the North East for a third year. Newcastle Noir is a literary festival celebrating the best in contemporary crime writing. The festival, rooted in the North East of England, brings together writers from the… Read More Newcastle Noir

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Turning the world inside out: Philippa Gregory and the art of historic fiction

Last night, I attended an evening with Philippa Gregory and have a new appreciation for the author who has made the historic novel her own. The event took place at Newcastle’s Tyneside Cinema. It’s an independent picture house with a bar and perfectly formed cafe on the side, one of the city’s true gems. Gregory took… Read More Turning the world inside out: Philippa Gregory and the art of historic fiction