Words Weekend 2019

Candice Carty-Williams: Queenie, in conversation with Liv Little

Candice Carty-Williams: Queenie in conversation with Liv Little

Part of Words Weekend 2019

‪⚠️ Unfortunately due to illness, Candice Carty-Williams’ event today has been cancelled. ‬

‪We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Refunds are available from your point of purchase. If this was Sage Gateshead, please contact us on 0191 443 4661 or [email protected]


A funny, clever, heartbreaking lightning bolt of a first novel, by a writer bristling with talent” (The Times) smashed into the Sunday Times bestseller list in April and has been 2019’s most-talked about novel ever since. A darkly comic and unflinchingly raw depiction of a young woman trying to navigate her way in the world written by writer and founder of the Fourth Estate BAME Short story Prize, Candice Carty-Williams talks to Words Weekend ambassador and founder of Gal-dem magazine, Liv Little, about her extraordinarily successful debut, identity, independence and carving your own path.

More info:

Start time: 6pm
Venue: NRFH

As everyone deserves equal access to entertainment, every event in Words Weekend will be accessible. In addition to the gold standard access provision at Sage Gateshead, all events will be BSL interpreted and there will be a roaming interpreter facilitating conversations throughout the venue.

Words Weekend will post a Social Story on their website for anyone who might find new situations difficult and would like to know what to expect from the festival. Sage Gateshead also offer short familiarisation visits.

We request that everyone is tolerant to the needs of other audience members,  some of whom might need to take a break from a space during an event, for example. Lighting will be raised slightly higher than usual, sound levels will be limited at most events and more comfortable seating options will be offered in some spaces.  Please remember that not all disabilities or health conditions are visible. If you have any questions please contact [email protected]