Crossing the Tees Short Story  Competition 2019

Crossing the Tees Short Story  Competition 2019 Budding authors and creative writers – share your stories with us for a chance to appear in a published anthology and take home a cash prize.  There is no theme to the competition. 1st Prize £100 | 2nd Prize £75 | 3rd Prize £50 Free to enter and open… Continue reading Crossing the Tees Short Story  Competition 2019

Fall Down Dead – Stephen Booth

  Readers of crime fiction can’t resist a good location for a murder. Colin Dexter’s Oxford, Ian Rankin’s Edinburgh, Ann Cleeves’ Shetland… there’s a long list of areas that people not only love to read about, but want to visit and see for themselves. I’ve been writing about the Derbyshire Peak District for two decades… Continue reading Fall Down Dead – Stephen Booth

Blood on the Stone – Jake Lynch

Imagine a country divided, with the political atmosphere soured by increasingly bitter enmities and rivalries. Street demonstrations threaten to turn violent, and propaganda is reaching fever pitch. Perhaps that’s not too much of a stretch from our present situation. As I write this, the forthcoming European elections seem set to turn as rancorous as any… Continue reading Blood on the Stone – Jake Lynch

This is Going to Hurt – An Evening with Adam Kay

What happens when a man who has humour in his bones works in an intense job as a junior doctor? Alice-May Purkiss found out as she joined bestselling author Adam Kay in Middlesbrough Central Library.

Julia Gray at Nunthorpe Academy

“The biggest story in this whole book is about friendship.” Author Julia Gray speaks to pupils at Nunthorpe Academy.

An Evening with Mick Herron

Taken: 13th June 2018 Reading Ahead Awards presentation at the Central Library in Stockton. Photographer/Byline Dave Charnley Photography

Alice-May Purkiss finds herself thrilled by thrillers as she attends an in-depth author discussion with Mick Herron

Sarah Dunnakey’s Literary Quiz Night

Alice-May Purkiss looks back on a insightful author event with Sarah Dunnakey combined with a literary quiz at Acklam Community Hub on Tuesday June 12th.

History Wardrobe: PINK – The True Story

Our blogger-in-residence, Alice-May Purkiss, looks back on a wonderful evening with History Wardrobe at Crown Street Library, Darlington.

Short Story Anthology Awards Evening

Our Short Story Anthology winners were announced at a special awards evening at Middlesbrough Library.

Thank you, the competition is now closed and my work here is done

Hello Everyone, Well, here we are firmly in autumn and, while thoughts turn to darker nights and shops start to stock Christmas goodies, many of you are probably just/still recovering from the hard work of getting your competition entries in before the deadline. The competition is now closed and my work here is done. All… Continue reading Thank you, the competition is now closed and my work here is done

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