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

Andrew Hankinson

The Word, 45 Market Place, South Shields,
NE33 1JF
Tuesday 2 May, 6pm

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.

Phaedra Patrick

Hebburn Library, Glen Street, Hebburn, NE31 1AB
Wednesday 3 May, 1.30pm

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.

Gulwali Passarlay

The Word, 45 Market Place, South Shields,
NE33 1JF
Tuesday 16 May, 6pm

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.

Kathleen McKay

The Word, 45 Market Place, South Shields, NE33 1JF
Tuesday 23 May, 6pm

Meet the author of Hard Wired, a gripping crime story set in 1990s Newcastle. Charlie works in the local bail hostel where she expects the worst of everyone. When her friend’s son is found dead, she is dragged into the hunt for the murderer.