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It’s back for 2020!

Newark Book Festival is a literature Festival that takes place from the 9th-12th July in beautiful historic venues across Newark on Trent in Nottinghamshire, including the Ballroom in the Town Hall, Palace Theatre, Castle, River Cruises, Cafe’s, the Library, St Mary Magdalene Church and the National Civil War Centre. From events for families to reading groups, author panels, walks, poetry, workshops and debates there is something for everyone to enjoy whilst exploring our wonderful venues, history and stories, not to mention taking time out to shop too!

The Festival’s theme for 2020 will be A Festival through the Ages – discovering and celebrating change and milestones over the past 100 years, from issues such as Climate Change to music and author anniversaries, how the novel has changed and much more. A must for lovers of books or talks including crime fiction, historical fiction, award winning and celebrated authors,Gothic Fiction, poetry and Nottinghamshire’s Literary and cultural stories. The Festival includes both ticketed and free events, alongside a Literature Village in Newark Market Place over the weekend where you can pick up your Festival bag and browse antiquarian book stalls, meet authors, reading groups, writing groups, craft makers and literary bakes. The festival will fire your imaginations, challenge and inspire you and present the very best in literature and the arts.’ Keep an eye out too for our Festival On Tour on 18th April!


July 9
July 12
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