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Crossing the Tees Book Festival Returns

The annual Crossing The Tees Book Festival is continuing with a packed programme of events in Middlesbrough and the wider Tees Valley.

The event got underway at the weekend and the full programme can be viewed at

In Middlesbrough events include:

History Wardrobe presents Women in Gold on Thursday, June 13, 7pm-9pm at Central Library. Tickets £8.

Join Mari Hannah for a free reading group discussion about Michael Connelly's ‘Black Echo' on Friday, June 14, 10am-11am at Acklam Library. Free copies of the book available from Acklam, Central and Marton libraries.

Black Light Engine Room press launch a new chapbook ‘Co-Incidental' on Friday, June 14, 7pm-9pm at Central Library featuring poetry star Jessamine O'Connor.

Poet-in-residence Lisette Auton hosts a poetry workshop suitable for all on Saturday, June 15, 2pm-4pm at Acklam Library. Tickets £5.

Henry Jeffreys explores 800 years of British history through the medium of drink including the Gin Craze on Saturday, June 15, 7pm-8.30pm at Central Library. Tickets are £8 and include a free glass of port!

Author Bill Jones discusses his WWII novel ‘Black Camp 21' on Monday, June 17, 2pm-3.30pm at Acklam Library. Tickets £5.

There's a writing for wellbeing workshop on Tuesday, June 18 at Acklam Library 6pm-8pm. Entry £5. You don't need to be a writer and you don't need to share your writing - come and have a go!

And things finish off with the legendary Electric Kool Aid Cabaret on Saturday, June 22 7pm-9.30pm at Central Library. Enjoy poetry and original music in the beautiful surroundings of the Reference library - entry £5.

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