City Library on New Bridge Street is a welcoming modern building open to everyone, providing contemporary and easily accessible services as well as historic collections.
Lindsay Reid is studying for a Creative Writing PhD in poetry at Newcastle University. She has won several poetry competitions, and has had her work published in various poetry journals including The Cadaverine, Magma and Mslexia. Her poetry has been influenced by her experience of Ankylosing Spondylitis (an inflammatory arthritis) and adjusting to life with a chronic illness. Lindsay is also a qualified social worker and is currently researching the benefits of using poetry in therapeutic writing. She works part-time for a charity in Gateshead, and runs regular creative writing workshops for a charity in Newcastle.