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Books on Tyne Festival: 50 – Not Out!

I’m thrilled to be kicking off this year’s Books on Tyne festival with fellow author Helen Bridgett. Join us for feelgood fiction, poignant poetry and more. Full event details below.

50 – Not Out!

11am Saturday 23rd November 2019
Newcastle City Library
FREE (Booking recommended, link below)

Novelist Helen Bridgett and poet Vicky Arthurs discuss how turning fifty kickstarted their careers as authors and reveal why they write about older characters. From grandchildren to grand tours, cardigans to karaoke, their books explore the trappings of mid-life with humour and affection. Join both authors for a unique blend of chat, feelgood fiction and poignant poetry, as they explore the joys of writing as fifty-somethings…

BOOKING TIP: Click the green ‘Tickets” button on the Eventbrite page for the full list of festival events. Ours is at the top!

About the authors

Helen Bridgett writes feel-good fiction and enjoys making her readers laugh out loud. Her first two novels – The Mercury Travel Club and The Heat is On – follow the adventures of Angie, bouncing back after a humiliating divorce to take on the world…from baking, book clubs to the travel business.

Vicky Arthurs writes about everyday life with warmth and charm. Her first poetry collection Limehaven: Poems for my grandparents is inspired by childhood memories and family stories. Critics have described the book as: “Joyous” Envoi ; “Affectionate, poignant and compelling” The School Librarian; and “Powerful, emotive and personal” Living North.

Featured photo by Peri Stojnic on Unsplash

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