2024 Local author opportunity!

Crossing the Tees Book Festival invites writers from the Tees Valley region to apply to appear on a Meet the Local Author panel event. The event will take place on an evening during the festival period of 8 to 16 June 2024.

The panel event will allow writers the opportunity to introduce themselves and their books to an audience and sell copies of their book (commission free). There will also be time for questions from the audience. The event will be promoted in the festival brochure, on the festival website and social media. Writers will be able to claim travel expenses.

Writers can work in any genre but the books must be for an adult audience. Books can be self-published or traditionally published. Writers must live in Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Hartlepool or Redcar & Cleveland. Up to six writers will be selected for the event.

Crossing the Tees Book Festival is curated by the library authorities of Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Hartlepool and Redcar & Cleveland and supported by Arts Council England. The panel event will take place in a library in one of the five authorities.

Closing date: Monday 11 December 2023.

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7 - 16 June 2024