“Hanging with humanity in all its pungent glory, this inaugural anthology from Teesside Literary Society is a burst of pure creative energy as well as a brilliant testimony to the role that literature plays in the way we see and shape our world. A rare collector’s piece indeed.” Irving Rappaport, Co-Producer of the 2016 Olivier Award-Winning West End Production: Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
We are delighted to inform you that the inaugural anthology of the Teesside Literary Society will be officially launched this Friday, 15th April, at 4.00-5.30pm in Room T1.10 of The Curve, as part of the T-Junction International Poetry Festival supported by the Arts Council England, Teesside University and Middlesbrough Council. The writers will be reading from their works and raising a glass in celebration. The invitation to attend is open to everyone, so please come along and show your support.
The anthology comprises a carefully interwoven collection of tales of loss and longing, and the hope that seeps in through the cracks. These personal accounts of lives both ordinary and extraordinary take the reader on a journey through the tragic loss of family and friends, broken relationships, messed up heads, war, murder and absurdity, to tales from the heart of Teesside, and finally out into the wonders of the world and the wild expanse of space.
“This is the first publication from the new Teesside Literary Society, produced by students of Teesside University, including material from students, alumni, local writers and associate members. This is a landmark publication in the thriving Teesside literary community heralding new voices as well as more established writers who have emerged from the live scene in the area at events like The Electric Kool-Aid Cabaret, The Black Light Engine Room and Folk Lines. The material within ranges in style, subject matter and form, reflecting the different levels of writers’ development, and showcases the unique and dynamic nature of the Teesside Scene.” Andy Willoughby and Bob Beagrie, Senior Lecturers in Creative Writing at Teesside University
Members of the society will be gathering outside The Dickens from 1pm on Friday and everyone is welcome to join us there prior to the official launch.