Hexham Book Festival: Top Picks

Hexham Book Festival is running from 28th April - 7th May featuring some top authors and writers and a whole host of interesting events.

Hexham Book Festival: Top Picks

With Hexham Book Festival just around the corner, I thought I would compile a list of my top picks for great events to check out!

Saturday 29th April

1pm-2pm Adam O'Riordan and Juliane Pachcio

Short stories are back in vogue and here are two highly acclaimed young writers to share their collections with us.

2pm-3pm Polly Toynbee and David Walker

Two leading journalists walk us through the Post-Brexit world looking at the effect this will have on public sector services. A must for anyone keen on current affairs.

Sunday 30th April

4.30-5.30pm Louise Doughty

After the success of Apple Tree Yard, both in book and TV form, Doughty is back with a new psychological thriller which is sure to make waves, so don't miss the chance to see her while you can.

Saturday 6th May

11am-12pm Debi Gloiri

The celebrated children's author will be presenting her book Little Owl's Egg which is the perfect event for little book worms.

2-3pm Debi Gliori

Not just a children's writer, Gliori's newest novel is aimed at young adults and is about depression, an illness which the author has suffered from herself. Gliori hopes to make others feel less afraid and alone through her writing and the book's beautiful illustrations.

8-9pm Sara Pascoe

Comedian and columnist Sara Pascoe will be sharing theories on how the female body has evolved, featured in her new book Animal, perfect for the feminists among you!

Sunday 7th May

4.30-5.30pm Gary Younge

With racial violence in America making regular news over the last few years Gary Younge highlights how many of the victims are children and teenagers, with a Brit's perspective on America's obsession with guns.

Check out http://hexhambookfestival.co.uk for more information and ticket sales.


Ellen Orange

Ellen Orange Contributor

I am a 24 year old Marketing Officer from the North East with a passion for arts and writing. I did a BA in English Literature and an MA in Twentieth and Twenty First Century Literature at Durham University, because I love books and reading! I have experience in writing for a variety of student publications, as well as having contributed to Living North, a regional magazine and Culture magazine, a supplement to regional newspaper, The Journal. I have been part of a Young Journalists scheme writing for NewcastleGateshead's Juice Festival, a young people's arts and culture festival, and have since become a Team Juice member. As well as reading and writing, I love theatre, photography and crafts.

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  • Luke Taylor

    On 28 April 2017, 10:35 Luke Taylor Contributor commented:

    Books galore! Looks like a great festival to attend.

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