Welcome

We are a literature festival situated in the historic market town of Newark-On-Trent.

As Autumn is approaching it is time for our next chapters of the Festival in September. On the 19th we will be running a couple of writing workshops with our Poet in Residence Leanne Moden in addition to launching a Find Barry the Bookworm Trail which runs until the end of October for families around Edwinstowe Village.

Visit our Chapter Three page to view the full 25-27th September programme – you can find the links in the menu and side bar. We are delighted to be presenting both live and an online programme featuring some more excellent authors.

Dates for your diaries

The Festival Bookseller

Books are available for order and sale from our Festival bookseller, The Bookcase in Lowdham. Please do help us in supporting our local independent bookseller and keep an eye out for special Festival offers and signed editions.


Newark Book Festival celebrates and showcases the world of books through an exciting, engaging programme from author events to panels, crime fiction, contemporary, literary fiction and a children’s programme.

Taking place in beautiful venues across the town, the festival will fire your imaginations, challenge and inspire you and present the very best in literature and the arts..

If you would like to be kept up to date, sign up to become a Festival Friend, a stallholder or a volunteer drop us an email: hello@newarkbookfestival.org.uk or use our contact form.

To discover more about Newark and to book accommodation for your visit to the Festival, please visit www.visitnewark.co.uk

You can view our 2019 film here  created by the talented videographer Dave Clancy.