If you could send a message of encouragement to your future self, what would you say? I hope you win Bake Off! I hope you made that once-in-a-lifetime trip. I hope you learned to throw a pot, speak Japanese, change a tyre. I hope you kept dancing, no matter what. The festival this year has the… Continue reading A Time Capsule of Hopes
Thanks to an absolutely brilliant suggestion from our official Festival booksellers, DRAKE the Bookshop of Stockton, we’re going to have a Big Book Club for Teesside as part of our programme next summer. But which book should we read, and which author shall we invite to visit us? There can only be one winner in…The… Continue reading Introducing… The World Cup of Book Club Books!
Here at Crossing the Tees we love to bring in the perspectives of many art forms, which is why in the past we’ve had poets and illustrators in residence at the Festival. In 2022 we fancy a bit of film, so we’re calling out now for a filmmaker who can create two pieces – one… Continue reading We’re Ready For Our Close-up
Crossing the Tees Book Festival is delighted to announce the appointment of their first official festival co-ordinator, tasked with putting together a programme of fun, exciting and interesting book-based events with libraries across the five boroughs of Teesside in June next year. Kirsten Luckins is a freelance producer based in Hartlepool, who specialises in creating… Continue reading CROSSING THE TEES BOOK FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES A NEW FESTIVAL COORDINATOR FOR 2022