Welcome

Welcome to Newark Book Festival, a two-day literature festival situated in the historic market town of Newark-On-Trent.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Festival this July! We had a great 2 days, with 54 artists, 20 stallholders, 17 volunteers and over 2300 visitors – if you would like to see photos please do visit our Facebook page @newarkbookfest 

The dates for 2018 will be 14th-15th July.

Newark Book Festival aims to celebrate books, authors and the word through an exciting, engaging programme from author events to panels, crime fiction, contemporary, history and a children’s programme. Taking place at venues across the town including Newark Castle, Newark Town Hall, Market Place, Gannets Bistrot, The Secret Garden Cafe, Millgate Community Centre, River Cruises, National Civil War Museum and Newark Library. The festival will fire your imaginations, challenge and inspire you and present the very best in literature and the arts.

Huge thanks to all of our funders and sponsors who helped to make 2017 a reality – the Arts Council of England, Newark and Sherwood District Council, Newark Town Council, Tallents Solicitors (Sponsors of our Children’s & Young Person’s Programme), Duncan & Toplis, The Turquoise Teapot and Karrot Entertainment.