Durham's 2004 Literary Festival marked its fifteenth birthday by adopting a theme of celebration and collaboration. A programme of fifteen outstanding events, not to mention a feast of new publications, was launched by - what else? - a birthday party. Guest of honour was Mary Bell, the moving spirit behind Durham's first literature festival, seen here cutting the festival's birthday cake (with a little help from Cllr. Mary Hawgood, the Mayor of Durham).
The party also announced four exciting new pieces of work, specially commissioned to celebrate the continuing partnership of the Literature Festival with sponsors Cornwell Internet. The specification was that the work must be new, must be literary (in the broadest sense) and must be suitable for presentation on the Festival website.
And the winner is...
The 2004 Sense of Mischief Short Story competition produced four excellent winning entries, which we are delighted to be able to publish on this website for you to read on-line. For all information about the competition and awards, not to mention a quiz about children's books, visit the Sense of Mischief home page.
2004 Event Reports
|Sunday 26||Beowulf: Hugh Lupton|
|Monday 27||White Mink: Diamond Twig book launch|
|Tuesday 28||WORKSHOP: John Murray
Tartan Noir: Ian Rankin
|Wednesday 29||Bound: the Durham book|
|Thursday 30||Jill Paton Walsh|
|Sunday 3||Women in Exile|
|Tuesday 5||WORKSHOP: Alex Ferguson
Red-Hot & Raucous
|Friday 8||Red Sky at Night|
|Saturday 9||Remembering Sid|
|Sunday 10||Into Print: Writers' News event|
|Tuesday 12||WORKSHOP: Debbie Taylor
Xinran: Good Women
|Wednesday 13||Good Stories|
|Thursday 14||Vane Women|
|Saturday 16||Bloodaxe Anthology: Being Alive|
|Tuesday 19||WORKSHOP: Michael Standen
Iain Banks: The Algebraist
|Wednesday 20||Sheree Mack: Poet in Residence
Roy Hattersley: Modern Times
|Friday 22||Colpitts Poetry|
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Last update: 21st August 2005