Sunderland Libraries Lit Fest 2017

Sunderland Libraries Literature Festival 2017

Rachel has been asked to deliver 2 events as part of this year’s Sunderland Literature Festival.

The Cowgill Letters
A talk on Felix Cowgill, Head of Section V, MI6 in World War II – a man betrayed, maligned and finally ousted by traitor Kim Philby on the orders of the KGB. Who was Felix Cowgill, and does the truth about him lie hidden in 80 years of personal family letters hitherto unopened?
Rachel will talk about her research, supported by the University of Sunderland, and what has so far been revealed about Felix Cowgill: his life a reflection of the British Empire in the 20th century.

Date: Tuesday 24th October 2017

Time: 10.30 – 11.30am

Venue: City Library @ The Museum and Winter Gardens, Burdon Road, Sunderland SR1 1SE (5 mins walk from Sunderland Railway Station)

Booking: No booking required

Cost: Suggested donation £2

Words and Pictures – Sunderland Past and Present

Fire up your imagination and join Rachel for a session of creative writing inspired by photos of Sunderland past and
present. We will explore photos from the Local Studies library archive and you are invited to bring your own photos of what Sunderland means to you (optional). No previous creative writing experience or link to Sunderland is necessary and the session will be fun and informal.
Date: Monday 30 October 2017
Time: 10am -12 noon
Venue: City Library @ The Museum and Winter Gardens, Burdon Road, Sunderland SR1 1SE (5 mins walk from Sunderland Railway Station
Booking: Contact Sunderland City Library  0191 561 1235
Cost: Suggested donation £2
To download the Sunderland Libraries Literature Festival 2017 brochure CLICK HERE