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!
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
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
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
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 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…
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
Students of the Teesside University creative writing faculty starred in a special event hosted by Bob Beagrie, supporting the launch of Judi Sutherland’s collection ‘Following Teisa’. These are their poems: Teesside streets if these Teesside streets could speak they’d say how beautiful we are, how we meet on the corners, scream our silence into the… Continue reading Teisa & TU
Crossing The Tees, Teesside’s biggest literary festival returns 11-17 June with a special theme – “We Hope This Finds You Well”. The theme and programme is the work of the festival’s first ever dedicated coordinator Kirsten Luckins and experienced library teams from across all five Tees Valley boroughs. “We all felt that it was important… Continue reading Crossing The Tees Book Festival Weaves In Wellness
This year, as well as continuing to support local writers with author readings and workshops, we’ve tried adopting a broad theme around wellness and recovery for individuals, communities and the environment. We’ve also committed to a hybrid programme of in-person, Zoom, pre-recorded, and for the first time live streamed events – to make sure as… Continue reading Welcome to a festival full of firsts for 2022!