It is with great sadness that we have to announce the cancellation of this year’s Crossing the Tees Book Festival due to the ongoing health crisis; the safety of our audiences, authors and artists, partners, library staff and the wider community being our main priority.

This has been a difficult decision as we were at the point of beginning to share news of the fantastic events we had lined up in libraries across the Tees Valley.

Thanks to our Arts Council England funding we are able to confirm that the festival will return in June 2021 and we will endeavour to programme as many of the events confirmed for this year in 2021.

You can view our blog archive here or read about our short story competition for 2020 below. Download the Entry Form Here

Download the Entry Form Here