In March the Festival Board decided that we would find a way to re-create our Festival so that we could continue to support authors and artists during this challenging time.

Using digital technology we have created a mainly virtual festival, but the experience and enjoyment will most certainly be real.

Events below are listed for 2020 and link through to further details and booking information.

You can also download the Newark Book Festival Programme to view offline at your leisure.

Friday 10th July

10amFive Minutes Peace - Storytime with Diddy SignersFacebookFree
12noonWe are the Champions - Our Festival LaunchFacebookFree
1pm - 3pmWellbeing through Words with Leanne ModenCarriages Café£8/£6

Saturday 11th July

10am - 11amCrime Through the AgesOnline£2.50/Free
11.30am - 12.30pmThe Fall of the House of Byron with Emily BrandOnline£2.50/Free
1.30pm - 2.30pmThe Burning Chambers – Kate MosseOnline£2.50/Free
3.30pm - 4.30pmBrontë 200Online£2.50/Free
7.30pm - 8.30pmAgatha, Poirot and Me with Sophie HannahOnline£2.50/Free

Sunday 12th July

10.15am - 12.15pmMemory Making writing workshopZoom£5/£3
10am - 11amDressed for War with Julie SummersOnline£2.50/Free
11.30am - 12.30pmGothic Fiction with Jess Kidd, Francine Toon and Rhiannon WardOnline£2.50/Free
1.30pm - 2.30pmPicklewitch and Jack with Claire BarkerOnline£2.50/Free
3.30pm - 4.30pmAn Interview with Giles Kristian - CamelotOnline£2.50/Free

Planned events

19th September 2020On Tour to EdwinstoweEdwinstoweTBC
26th-27th September 2020Literature Village, Walks and Afternoon TeaNewarkTBC
21st January 2021Primary and Secondary Schools DayNewark Palace TheatreTBC
27th February 2021The Imaginarium - Children’s DayNewarkTBC