Please note:

  • Bedlington Station Library will be closed on Sat 24 March.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.  The next nearest library is Bedlington which is open 10am -1pm.

From March to June each year, the annual Read Regional campaign celebrates selected new books from the North of England.  In partnership with New Writing North three events will be taking place in Northumberland this year.  Take a look below for more information and find out how to book tickets.

Antony Dunn at Morpeth Chantry on 14 March

Antony Dunn

Join us at Morpeth Chantry for Meet the poet Antony Dunn and 'Exploring Poetry' workshop with Linda France. Meet the poet Antony Dunn and hear him read from his latest collection Take this one to Bed. Leeds based Antony has published four collections of poetry and is a winner of the Newdigate prize. He is a regular tutor for the Poetry School and the Arvon Foundation.  

Local Northumberland poet Linda France is the winner of numerous poetry awards, her collections include The Simultaneous Dress and The Toast of the Kit- Cat Club: A Life of lady Mary Wortley Montagu.  

"Exploring Poetry" Workshop with Linda France will take place at 6pm. Meet the Poet - Antony Dunn will begin at 7.15pm. Tickets £4 per session or £6 for the full evening. Please book a place online at Eventbrite.

Sarah Dunnakey at Hexham Library on 26 April

Sarah Dunnakey 2

Come and meet former college librarian NHS researcher Mastermind Question Researcher and now novelist Sarah Dunnakey who will introduce her debut novel The Companion a mystery set in 1930's Yorkshire and the present day.

Tickets cost £4 and can bee booked online at Eventbrite.

Richard Smyth at Haltwhistle Library on 2 May

Richard Smyth

Come along to Haltwhistle Library and meet nature author Richard Smyth who will be introducing his study of birdsong A Sweet Wild Note; What we hear when the Birds Sing. Richard's beautiful book is a celebration of what birdsong means to us all and a passionate call to arms to protect the birds in our landscape at a time when their voices are growing quieter.

Tickets cost £4 and can be booked online at Eventbrite.

Richard will be leading a birdsong walk around Whitley Chapel at 10am the following morning so why not book for both talk and walk? Please note the Birdsong Walk is bookable through Haltwhistle Walking Festival.