Calling all book worms! Literary festival to return to Newark for 2018

Book worms will be able to celebrate all things literature as the Newark Book Festival is set to return to Nottinghamshire later this year.

Taking place across three days from July 13 to 15, this year’s theme will be ‘Landscapes in Literature’ with the festival celebrating local literary heritage, fictional worlds, and highlighting the importance of location in fiction and non-fiction writing.

The festival attracted over 2,500 people last year

Building on the success of the first revamped event in 2017, which drew almost 2,500 people to Newark, the 2018 festival will be taking place across 11 venues throughout the town, including Newark Palace Theatre and Carriages cafe.

Family workshops are set to return, and the children’s programme will have a ‘Once Upon a Land’ theme.

Jeremy Blatherwick from Tallents Solicitors which is sponsoring the children’s programme said: “Newark Book Festival was a wonderful event to be a part of last year.

“It proved to be extremely popular and it captured the town’s imagination, bringing thousands of people into Newark.”

Other companies sponsoring the event include Duncan & Toplis, Karrot Entertainment and Trigger Press.

Sara Bullimore, organiser for Newark Book Festival, said: “I couldn’t have wished for a better first year – now we’re pulling out all the stops for 2018.

“We’re partnering with more local authors, businesses and arts groups to make it bigger and better than ever and we want as many residents as possible to get involved.”

Tickets will be on sale in the coming months.