From March to June each year, the annual Read Regional campaign celebrates selected new books from the North of England. At libraries and literary festivals across the North, authors take part in events where you can hear about their writing and talk to them about their work. Find out more about Read Regional here.

MARK ILLIS (School event, not open to the public)
Thursday 21 March,
North Tyneside School 

Thursday 23 May, 2.30pm
Whitley Bay Library, York Road, Tyne and Wear, NE26 1AB

Tuesday 11 June, 3pm*
North Shields Library, Northumberland Square, North Shields,
Tyne and Wear NE30 1QU
(Meet at the Tynemouth Road entrance to Northumberland Park at 2pm if you wish to participate in a walk led by Karen, or at 3pm at North Shields Library for the author talk.)

For more information contact the North Tyneside Council libraries here.