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  • Sleep Stories: Encroach by Andrew McMillan

    23 OCT 2021 · This podcast features Jason Ellis, Professor of Sleep Science at Northumbria University, and director of the Northumbria Centre for Sleep Research. Professor Jason Ellis introduces 'Encroach', an exclusive short story which dives into the experience of insomnia, written and read by award-winning poet Andrew McMillan. Sleep Stories is a three-part podcast series, inspired by sleep and the contemporary sleep crisis. It is co-commissioned by Durham Book Festival, Northumbria University and Politecnico di Milano (Italy). https://newwritingnorth.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Encroach-podcast-transcript.pdf. Durham Book Festival is a Durham County Council event, produced by New Writing North with support from Durham University and Arts Council England. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement 892459. The Agency is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information the 'Sleep Stories' commission contains.
    18m 39s
  • Sleep Stories: The Night Watch by Jenn Ashworth

    16 OCT 2021 · This podcast features Dr Diletta De Cristofaro, a literary and cultural studies scholar and investigator on the 'Writing the Sleep Crisis' research project. Dr Cristofaro introduces 'The Night Watch', an exclusive short story which engages with lack of sleep in our 21st century society, written and read by acclaimed author Jenn Ashworth. Sleep Stories is a three-part podcast series, inspired by sleep and the contemporary sleep crisis. It is co-commissioned by Durham Book Festival, Northumbria University and Politecnico di Milano (Italy). https://newwritingnorth.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/The-Night-Watch-podcast-transcript31.pdf. Durham Book Festival is a Durham County Council event, produced by New Writing North with support from Durham University and Arts Council England. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement 892459. The Agency is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information the 'Sleep Stories' commission contains.
    18m 15s
  • Sleep Stories: Daffodilly Dreams by Salena Godden

    9 OCT 2021 · This podcast features Dr Eric Hoel, a neuroscientist and author of the Revelations, who introduces 'Daffodilly Dreams', an exclusive short story about the power of dreams, written and read by acclaimed author Salena Godden. Sleep Stories is a three-part podcast series, inspired by sleep and the contemporary sleep crisis. It is co-commissioned by Durham Book Festival, Northumbria University and Politecnico di Milano (Italy). https://newwritingnorth.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Daffodilly-Dreams-podcast-transcript-1.pdf. Durham Book Festival is a Durham County Council event, produced by New Writing North with support from Durham University and Arts Council England. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement 892459. The Agency is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information the 'Sleep Stories' commission contains.
    18m 15s

Three award-winning writers read new work inspired by the theme of sleep, each introduced by experts who explore the science and contemporary culture of sleep. This three-part series is co-commissioned...

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Three award-winning writers read new work inspired by the theme of sleep, each introduced by experts who explore the science and contemporary culture of sleep. This three-part series is co-commissioned by Durham Book Festival, Northumbria University and Politecnico di Milano.

Durham Book Festival is a Durham County Council event, produced by New Writing North with support from Durham University and Arts Council England.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement 892459. The Agency is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information the “Sleep Stories” commission contains.
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