Words Weekend 2019

Spotlight on Indie Publishers: Galley Beggar


Part of Words Weekend 2019

Free, but ticketed


Galley Beggar Press, run by Eloise Millar and Sam Jordison, is described by The Guardian as ”a tiny publisher with a cartload of guts”.

Galley Beggar have released numerous award winning novels and works of non-fiction such as Preti Taneja’s Desmond Elliott Prize-winning We That Are Young and Alex Pheby’s Republic Of Consciousness prize-winning Lucia.

In 2019 Paul Ewen’s How To Be A Publlic author was also shortlisted for the Wodehouse-Bollinger prize for humorous fiction and Galley Beggar is publishing Patience by Toby Litt and Mordew by Alex Pheby. Join all of these names in a showcase shining a spotlight on one of the most exciting indies in the UK.

More info:

Start time: 7.30pm
Venue: Barbour Room

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]