Advance booking is advisable and all events may be subject to change. See library staff to make a booking or email or contact Jenny Kinnear with any enquiries.

Gulwali Passarlay

Forum Cinema Café, Market Pace, Hexham, NE46 1XG
Thursday 2 March, 7.15pm

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.

Margaret Mulligan

School Event
Thursday 9 March

Meet the author of Katy Parker and the House that Cried, an exciting page-turner that takes Katy and her brother Patrick back in time to 1940s England. How will they navigate their way through the strange world they find themselves in and work out how to get back home?

Ruby Robinson poetry reading and Exploring Poetry with Linda France

Morpeth Chantry, The Chantry, Bridge Street, Morpeth, NE61 1PD
Thursday 18 May, 6pm (Exploring Poetry), followed by reading at 7.15pm

Meet the poet Ruby Robinson and hear her read from her debut collection, Every Little Sound. Ruby’s acclaimed poems explore the way people interact, and the many ways in which we have the potential to harm and help each other.

John Donoghue

Berwick Library, Walkergate, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1DB
Monday 22 May, 2.30pm

Meet the author of The Death’s Head Chess Club, a fascinating and hugely thought-provoking novel that explores the unusual relationship between a Jewish prisoner and SS officer formed over the chessboard in the horrors of Auschwitz.