A tour of events and writing workshops celebrating the short stories of Julia Darling across County Durham and Newcastle this October.

 

Join us at performances and workshops to celebrate the publication of Pearl, a new collection of short stories from beloved North East poet, playwright and novelist, the late Julia Darling.

 

Published by Mayfly Press, Pearl includes classic stories from Julia’s first collection Bloodlines, along with others that appeared in anthologies, magazines and that were broadcast on Radio 4. Pearl will be available from all good book stores from early October and via County Durham’s library service. Pre-order now at Inpress.

 

Julia’s stories will be brought to life in an intimate reading event featuring actresses Zoe Lambert and Judy Earl, directed by Laura Lindow.

 

 

SHORT STORY READINGS

Julia’s stories will be brought to life in an intimate reading event featuring actresses Zoe Lambert and Judy Earl, directed by Laura Lindow.

 

Durham Book Festival, Palace Green Library

Sunday 7 October, 7pm-8pm. Tickets £8/£6. Call 03000 266 600 to book, or visit durhambookfestival.com

Bishop Auckland Town Hall

Monday 8 October, 7.30pm-8.30pm. Tickets are free and can be reserved at the venue or by calling: 0300 026 9524

 

Consett Library

Tuesday 9 October, 2.30pm-3.30pm. Tickets are free and can be reserved at the venue or by calling: 0300 026 9513

Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle

Friday 12 October, 7pm-8pm. Tickets £5. Visit starandshadow.org.uk to book.

FREE CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS

Write your own short story at a free creative writing workshop led by writers Kirsty Logan (author of The Gracekeepers and The Gloaming) and Michelle Green (winner of the 2016 Julia Darling Travel Fellowship). These two-hour long workshops will focus on writing short fiction, and welcome writers of any ability to get involved.

Tickets are free but advance booking is required.

 

Clayport Library (with Michelle Green)

Thursday 11 October, 10am-12pm. Please contact the library directly to reserve your place: 0300 026 5524

 

Chester-le-Street Library (with Michelle Green)

Thursday 11 October, 2.30pm-4.30pm. Please contact the library directly to reserve your place: 0300 026 9512

 

Newton Aycliffe Library (with Kirsty Logan)

Friday 12 October, 10.30am-12.30pm. Please contact the library directly to reserve your place: 0300 026 9519

 

Sedgefield Library (with Michelle Green)

Friday 12 October, 2pm-4pm. Please contact the library directly to reserve your place: 07881 268934

 

Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle (with Kirsty Logan)

Friday 12 October, 4.30pm-6.30pm. Visit starandshadow.org.uk to reserve your place

 

New Writing North Young Writers, Newcastle Library (with Kirsty Logan)

Saturday 13 October, 11am-1pm (open to young people between 12-19 years old). Please contact holly@newwritingnorth.com to reserve your place