The Crossing the Tees Book Festival returns for 2016! The library services for Stockton, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool and Darlington are thrilled to once again bring you a Book Festival for the Tees Valley. With highlights including celebrated authors Frances Brody, Jenny Colgan, Kate Ellis and Stuart Cosgrove, poets Natalie Scott and Andy Willoughby, children’s authors Holly Sterling and Gabrielle Kent, plus creative writing, how to self-publish and a film festival. School audiences can delight in award-winning bestselling author illustrators Jim Smith and Lydia Monks and for families there are fun days and storytelling sessions to enjoy – there really is something for everyone!