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Crossing the Tees - 2019

2019 was a hugely successful year for the festival. We had 73 events in 16 days, across 12 locations. Thanks to everyone who attended.

Here were some of our 2019 highlights:

Where There’s Muck There’s Bras

An hilarious and thought-provoking show about the real Northern Powerhouse – Northern Women

Tudor Costumes With Julia Soares-McCormick

An entertaining and informative talk about her handmade reproduction gowns, and who wore them

An Evening With Author and Archaeologist Nicola Ford

How Nicola uses her real-life experience to bring her archaeological crime thrillers to life.

In Conversation with the Yorkshire Vet: Julian Norton

From the popular TV series "The Yorkshire Vet" Julian Norton shared his experiences.

An Audience with LJ Ross

Author of the international #1 best-selling mystery series featuring DCI Ryan

An Evening with Crime Author Stephen Booth

Crime novelist Stephen Booth talked about his latest bestseller in the award-winning Ben Cooper and Diane Fry series.

View this years listings and book online

Crossing the Tees 2019 Short Story Launch Night

We were thrilled to receive so many entries for the 2019 Short Story competition and, as ever,  it was difficult to choose a winner.

The  winners were announced at a celebratory event on December 3rd

Crossing the Tees Short Story Competition 2019


Carlin How Kunoichi by Phoebe Wheeler

Second Place

Leaning by Helen Johnson

Third Place

The Diamond Necklace by Fiona Murphy McCormack

Highly Commended

Going to Graceland by Ann Cuthbert

‘Tis the Season by Bridget Lowery

Peace Muted by Holly Peters

The Waters of Time by A.D. Watts

Thanks to everyone who took part and well done to those who made the shortlist.

Enter this years short story competition

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