Newcastle Noir is back! Following last year’s resounding success this hugely popular literary weekend is celebrating its seventh year. Based at Newcastle's City Library, the festival is hosted in an amazing venue, with time over the course of the weekend to meet authors, buy books and soak up the atmosphere.
Newcastle Noir is a literary festival celebrating the best in contemporary crime writing. The event, rooted in the North East of England, brings together writers from the North East, across Britain, as well as from further afield.
This annual gathering of crime fiction authors and readers offers events geared to a wide audience including panel discussions, readings, guided tours, film screenings, talks and crime writing workshops. Each year we look to provide something new for the weekend and for the fringe events leading up to the festival. For 2020, we have an outreach programme at regional libraries in April, a board-game event the weekend before and panels that are dedicated to crime fiction lovers with babies and toddlers, and fans of Young Adult books.
Newcastle Noir was established with a view promoting top-class crime writing in the region and as a celebration of this intriguing and increasingly diverse genre. We wanted to host an event in the North East to which we could invite local, national and international authors. Indeed, we are especially eager to welcome writers from further afield in order to give avid crime readers from the region the opportunity to hear and meet these authors without having to travel great distances.
Not only are we made for crime fiction, but we’re also extremely passionate about making this event accessible to as many people as possible, so our aim is to keep ticket and passes prices as affordable as we can – you’ll find that a weekend spent at Newcastle Noir will be great value for money. We look forward to welcoming you to Newcastle Noir 2020!
More information at newcastlenoir.co.uk