Advance booking is advisable and all events may be subject to change. See library staff to make a booking or email Helen Eddon with any queries.

Phaedra Patrick

Birtley Library, 16 Durham Road, Birtley, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, DH3 1LE
Thursday 4 May, 10.30am

Meet the author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, the moving story of a widower who makes a discovery that challenges everything he knows about his late wife. Learning about his wife’s secrets sends Arthur on a journey and leads him to finding out more about himself.

Andrew Hankinson

Gateshead Central Library, Prince Consort Road,Gateshead, NE8 4LN
Thursday 11 May, 7pm

Meet the author of You Could Do Something Amazing with Your Life [You Are Raoul Moat]. This extraordinary book takes us inside the mind of the killer Raoul Moat, exploring what led him to follow the path he took and eventually cross over into the darkness.

Gulwali Passarlay

Gateshead Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE8 4LN
Thursday 25 May, 7pm

Meet the author of The Lightless Sky, an epic memoir traces Gulwali’s journey from Afghanistan, though Europe, and eventually arriving in the UK. A boy when he left home, Gulwali was exposed to experiences that no child should face during his perilous and dangerous quest to find safety.