Featured Events

  • Whirlwind Story-Making

    Family Day!

    Whirlwind Story-Making with Julia Stafford

    Saturday, 30 Nov 2019 from 10:00am until 11:30am

    £6

    We are looking for a young team to be led by Julia Stafford to create a story for the Lit & Phil! There will be a short tour of the library’s most interesting nooks and crannies to inspire budding story-makers, then a workshop to brainstorm words and pictures.

  • Look at Me Now!

    Look at Me Now! Maya George

    Tuesday, 26 Nov 2019 from 4:00pm

    FREE

    Maya will be talking about her journey to writing Look at me Now which has as one
    of its main themes the cultural diversity and vibrancy of Newcastle.

  • A Fabulous Creation

    A Fabulous Creation David Hepworth

    Thursday, 28 Nov 2019 from 7:00pm

    £3

    Music journalist and broadcaster David is coming to talk about the importance of rock ‘n’ roll in his life.

Welcome to Books on Tyne 2019

The partnership between Newcastle Libraries and the Lit & Phil continues with the ninth year of Books on Tyne: The Newcastle Book Festival. Both venues will stage a remarkably varied programme of events.

From a dramatic celebration of the 300th anniversary of Robinson Crusoe, a consideration of Friedrich Nietzsche and a packed family day (and much more) at the Lit & Phil, to a wide range of events at City Library including renowned Rock journalist and broadcaster David Hepworth; popular science writer Steve Jones; bestselling thriller writer Paula Daly, as well as many of your favourite local authors and personalities. We hope that once again we are offering something for everyone. Enjoy Books on Tyne 2019!

The Books on Tyne Team

Kay Easson
Programme: Lit & Phil
Derek Tree
Programme: Newcastle Libraries

Upcoming Events

  • 23 Nov

    50 - Not Out!

    Helen Bridgett and Vicky Arthurs

    Saturday, 23 Nov 2019 from 11:00am

    FREE

    Novelist Helen Bridgett and poet Vicky Arthurs discuss how turning fifty kickstarted their careers as authors and reveal why they write about older characters.

  • 23 Nov

    Rain

    Mary and Bryan Talbot

    Saturday, 23 Nov 2019 from 2:00pm

    £3

    Mary and Bryan Talbot will be talking about their latest graphic novel, Rain.

  • 23 Nov

    Unnatural Causes

    Richard Shepherd

    Saturday, 23 Nov 2019 from 4:00pm

    £3

    Dr Shepherd is the UK’s foremost forensic pathologist. His 25-year career has been driven by his passion to discover the truth that a body leaves behind in the wake of their death.

  • 23 Nov

    Crusoe’s Island

    Saturday, 23 Nov 2019 from 7:00pm

    £8 (under 18s ~ £5)

    Fell-Foss Theatre presents Crusoe’s Island Adapted for stage by Mark Cronfield. In a dynamic one man performance Defoe’s classic novel is brought to the stage for its 300th anniversary.

  • 23 Nov

    From Benwell Boy to 46th Beatle and Beyond

    Bob Smeaton

    Saturday, 23 Nov 2019 from 7:00pm

    £3

    Benwell-born Bob Smeaton has written about his adventures in the music industry from playing with Newcastle hopefuls White Heat to working with Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, The Who...

  • 24 Nov

    Crusoe’s Island

    Sunday, 24 Nov 2019 from 2:00pm

    £8 (under 18s ~ £5)

    Fell-Foss Theatre presents Crusoe’s Island Adapted for stage by Mark Cronfield. In a dynamic one man performance Defoe’s classic novel is brought to the stage for its 300th anniversary.