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Taking place at Gala Durham, Clayport Library and Collected Books between 13–15 October, the festival offers 35 events with more than 40 authors over a bustling long weekend.

A new film group aims to provide budding and experienced filmmakers with a platform to showcase their talent. In The Frame hopes to create a hub to allow the Hartlepool creative community to grow. In The Frame will be hosting monthly events, the first of which will be taking place on Friday, September 1, from 6.30pm until 10:30pm...

'Things we remember by: A creative workshop with novelist & poet Tony Williams: 06 September: 1-3pm. This is an event NOT to miss! Check out this and other FREE events and workshops as part of The Word's WRITE Festival which is held across the whole of September at The Word and other library venues. Enjoy a programme of unmissable events,...

Competition Information: Theme : "My Perfect Place" : Judged by a panel of Yorkshire poets, led by James Nash: 13 cash prizes available;

Competition Information: Seminal Edits Dystopian Fiction Competition: Closing date : 01 October 2023
Entry: free to enter: Maximum word count : 2,000

ANNUAL EVENT: Established to recognise and encourage excellence in the craft of poetry writing and to provide a platform for publication, the Anthology Poetry Competition is open to original and previously unpublished poems in the English language. Entries are invited from poets of all nationalities, living anywhere in the world. There is no...

ANNUAL EVENT: Please join us in congratulating the 25 writers who received Northern Writers' Awards worth over £50,000 in cash awards, mentoring and support recently. The Northern Writers' Awards were founded by New Writing North in 2000 and exist to recognise talent and support new work towards publication or broadcast. Now in their 24th year, the...

ANNUAL EVENT: Crossing the Tees Book Festival returns for its tenth year in June 2023, thanks to a collaboration between the library services across the Tees Valley; Stockton, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Hartlepool and Redcar & Cleveland, supported by funding from Arts Council England. The festival is hosted in libraries across the region and...

Sea Tales is a selection of short fiction and poetry inspired by the sea, written in the run up to the Tall Ships Festival in Hartlepool, July 2023. Published by Hartlepool Borough Libraries - Hartlepool Writers' Group. This anthogy is available, free to read on Borrowbox.