The 2008 Hexham Book Festival (2nd-5th May, Queen's Hall, Hexham) features the likes of Germaine Greer, Simon Armitage, John Burton Race, Tonto office radio fave Stuart Maconie, and three Tonto Books authors.
On Sunday 4th May at 12 noon, Pete Tanton (Johnny Lonely), Stephen Shieber (Being Normal) and Rosalind Wyllie (Everything You Ever Wanted) will be discussing their work and the writing process, along with Tonto fiction mentor Caroline Smailes. It should be an interesting event for writers and readers alike. The Northern Writers' Awards ceremony will take place afterwards, so why not make an afternoon of it? Tickets are free and can be obtained from the Queen's Hall Box Office on 01434 652477 or online here.
Roger Stutter, author of Jonny Kennedy: The Story of the Boy Whose Skin Fell Off, will also be at the festival to chat about local lad Jonny and sign copies of the book.
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