Exhibition of Little Book Entries

Newark Library Beaumond Gardens, Balderton Gate, Newark

In 2020 we ran a ‘Little Book’ competition, seeking inspiration from the Little Books of Charlotte Brontë . We were overwhelmed by the quality of the entries so have put together a small exhibition. Pop along to have a look!


Storytime with Izzy Wheeldon and Clarence the Cockerel

Beanblock Cafe St Marks Place, Newark

Join local author and illustrator, Izzy Wheeldon, as she tells the tale of ‘Clarence the Cockerel’. Izzy is looking forward to reading her story as well as sharing exciting news about her new children’s picture book, Eye on Me.
 Please note there is a limited capacity in the Café. Alternatively this event will be broadcast


Saturday Night and Sunday Morning – Film by Alan Sillitoe (PG)

Tudor Hall Nationnal Civil War Centre, Appleton Gate, Newark

We thought it was time to return to a favourite. Nottinghamshire born author, Alan Sillitoe, lived an interesting life, working in factories from the age of 14. He eventually joined the air force and served as a radio operator. He lived in Majorca where he met poet, Robert Graves, who encouraged him to write about


From Inspiration to Publication

Carriages Cafe Newark Castle Station, Newark

Nick Rowe – Chair of Fosseway Writers, will be in conversation with Nottinghamshire authors, A.E Warren and Tom Fremantle, as they talk about their journey from being inspired to writing, to taking part in the Literature Village and being published. Discover more about how their stories took them from inspiration to publication. Please book early to


Afternoon Tea with Wine and Words

Secret Garden Studios 6 Stodman Street (behind Gallery 6)

The delightful Secret Garden provides a magical backdrop for this year’s Wine and Words Festival event. Local poets, Fiona Theokritoff and Jane Wyles, welcome you to enjoy poems from their lively repertoire, and to savour the work of others. There’s also the chance for everyone to contribute to an audience poem as a unique souvenir


Manuscript to Book with The Book Typesetters

Coming to a screen near you! An evening workshop with The Book Typesetters, delving into the process of transforming a manuscript into a beautiful book. Rachael and Nat will explore the practical and creative steps required for designing a book cover and laying out the book's internal text. Perfect for self-publishing authors. Bring your questions, take


Villains and Heroes with Stuart Turton and Sarah Ward

Palace Theatre Appleton Gate, Newark

Books are available to purchase when you buy your event tickets. We are delighted to welcome two bestselling writers to the Newark Book Festival stage. Sunday Times bestseller writer, Stuart Turton, released his latest book The Devil and the Dark Water last year. Set in 1634, the novel has been described as "an adventurous and