7-15 October 2017

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Songwriter in Residence: Kathryn Williams and Friends

This year’s major book festival commission brings together a group of leading singer-songwriters with a group of exceptional poets and novelists to collaborate on a special songwriting project, the results of which will be premiered at the festival.

Mercury Prize-nominated Kathryn Williams and musician friends including acclaimed singer songwriters Tom McRae, James Yorkston and Polly Paulusma will lead a group of poets and novelists on an intensive three-day songwriting retreat in Durham.

Salena Godden is one of Britain’s foremost spoken word artists, who has also appeared as a guest and writer for many BBC radio programmes. Laura Barnett is a freelance journalist whose debut novel, The Versions of Us, was a Sunday Times bestseller. Kirsty Logan is the author of two story collections—A Portable Shelter and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales—and a novel, The Gracekeepers.

At the event, the artists will preview their new work and discuss their collaboration with Claire Malcolm.

 

Saturday 15 October,
4pm–5.30pm

Gala Theatre Studio

£10/£8

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Saturday 15 October,
4pm–5.30pm

Gala Theatre Studio

£10/£8

This event has passed