Friday, 2 December 2011
Newcastle Winter Book Festival
Was asked to volunteer at the book festival.
At first imagined that I would be serving books, offering a puppet show or crafts session, no, serving tea with a request to wear my pinny and turban. Hundreds of parents and children attended the event which was packed with activities. A magician, circus performer, many eminent authors. Thoroughly enjoyed the day chatting with lots of interesting people.
Central library put on a great event on Sunday 27th. Poems and Pastries. Poets Catherine Graham, Tom Kelly and Peter Bennet read from their collections. The Northumbrian Language Society members read and spoke of how they promote, preserve, research and publish rich dialects from Northumberland to Durham (including Tyneside) AND there was tea and cakes!