Words Weekend 2019
Marian Keyes In Conversation with Laura Jane Williams
For over twenty years Marian Keyes has been writing hilarious, internationally bestselling fiction about modern women in the modern world. Her books deal variously with contemporary issues, including addiction, depression, domestic violence and the glass ceiling, but are always written with compassion, hope and her trademark Irish humour. Hear Marian discuss her love of books, how she came to write, her opinions on the changing attitudes towards women in Ireland, and her obsession with Strictly Come Dancing.
Start time: 1pm
Venue: Sage One
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]