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… Continue reading 2024 Local author opportunity!

2024 Micro-Commission Opportunity!

Crossing the Tees Book Festival invites artists and creatives from the Tees Valley region to submit proposals for a book-related activity for an adult audience to take place during the festival period of 8 to 16 June 2024. This could be a workshop, art installation, performance – we are excited to hear your creative ideas.… Continue reading 2024 Micro-Commission Opportunity!

‘Everyone Welcome: Remembering and Celebrating Teesside Public Libraries’

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Crossing the Tees Book Festival a writer-in-residence and a photographer-in-residence were commissioned to spend time in libraries throughout the five authorities of the Teesside area. Writer Debbie Rolls and photographer Jo Booth with Sixth Element Publishing produced ‘Everyone Welcome: Remembering and Celebrating Teesside Public Libraries’. In this fantastic book… Continue reading ‘Everyone Welcome: Remembering and Celebrating Teesside Public Libraries’

2022 Short Story Competition Finalists Announced!

Crossing the Tees Book Festival are thrilled to announce the shortlisted authors for 2022’s short story competition. Judges author James Harris, author and bookseller Jenna Warren and former librarian Ian Wilson read over a hundred stories to choose the thirty-one stories which will appear in the sixth Crossing the Tees anthology published by Sixth Element… Continue reading 2022 Short Story Competition Finalists Announced!

Crossing the Tees 10th Anniversary Book

As part of the tenth annual Crossing the Tees Book Festival we are celebrating the social history of the libraries of the Tees Valley. Writer-in-residence Debbie Rolls and photographer-in-residence Jo Booth will work with Sixth Element Publishing to produce a beautiful book curating tales of Teesside residents’ experiences of using libraries. Debbie and Jo will… Continue reading Crossing the Tees 10th Anniversary Book

PHOTOGRAPHER-IN-RESIDENCE BRIEF – CROSSING THE TEES BOOK FESTIVAL 2023

FESTIVAL BACKGROUND Crossing the Tees Book Festival returns for its tenth year in June 2023, thanks to a collaboration between the library services across the Tees Valley; Stockton, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Hartlepool and Redcar & Cleveland, supported by funding from Arts Council England. The festival is hosted in libraries across the region and includes author events,… Continue reading PHOTOGRAPHER-IN-RESIDENCE BRIEF – CROSSING THE TEES BOOK FESTIVAL 2023

WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE BRIEF – CROSSING THE TEES BOOK FESTIVAL 2023

FESTIVAL BACKGROUND Crossing the Tees Book Festival returns for its tenth year in June 2023, thanks to a collaboration between the library services across the Tees Valley; Stockton, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Hartlepool and Redcar & Cleveland, supported by funding from Arts Council England. The festival is hosted in libraries across the region and includes author events,… Continue reading WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE BRIEF – CROSSING THE TEES BOOK FESTIVAL 2023

2023 Micro-Commission Opportunity!

Crossing the Tees Book Festival invites artists and creatives from the Tees Valley region to submit proposals for a book-related activity to take place during the festival period of 10 to 17 June 2023. This could be a workshop, art installation, performance – we are excited to hear your creative ideas. The activity must be… Continue reading 2023 Micro-Commission Opportunity!

Crossing the Tees 2022 Highlights

Crossing the Tees 2022 was a festival full of firsts, with brand new hybrid events, our first filmmaker-in-residence, and so much more! Take a look at what we got up to below…

Read, Write, Swim, Repeat by Kate Fox

For and with the dippers and writers at the Crossing the Tees festival launch, June 11th 2022. We plunge in together,Imprints of our journey to the edge,shed our layers,laugh at our fears,goose-bumps risingas the other world disappears. We plunge in together,remember childhood, flow into now,wave on wave pulls us to the horizon.A paddle, a dip,… Continue reading Read, Write, Swim, Repeat by Kate Fox

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