NEWARK BOOK FESTIVAL
(8 - 11 JULY 2021)

The Newark Book Festival theme for 2021 is Our Stories, so on behalf of the festival organisers we are inviting you to come along to share your stories, of home, of our heritage, of our young people, how we stay happy and what we have been reading. If you are lucky enough to go to the festival in person or are simply able to watch the following events online we look forward to welcoming you as we celebrate together and remember those we have lost.

If you would like to be kept up to date, sign up to become a Festival Friend, a stallholder or a volunteer in 2021 email: hello@newarkbookfestival.org.uk

The Newark Book Festival is pleased to announce The BookCase as the Festival Bookseller. To purchase any of the books discussed in any of the events, visit their website www.thebookcase.co.uk

The Newark Book Festival would also like to say thank you to all of the Festival Funders, Newark & Sherwood District Council, Tallents Solicitors and the event sponsors.

AN INTERVIEW WITH DAVID BALDACCI (WITH TIM RIDEOUT)

THURSDAY 8 JULY 2021 8PM – 9PM BST

Kate Mosse - Author

We are delighted to welcome David Baldacci to our living rooms. One of the world’s bestselling and favourite thriller writers, he had sold over 150 million books worldwide. Tim Rideout will interview David and gain insight into his latest two novels: A Gambling Man – the second novel featuring Aloysius Archer which evokes the golden age of crime, and Daylight, the gripping follow up novel featuring Special Agent Atlee Pine.

JESS KIDD – EVERYDAY MAGIC

FRIDAY 9 JULY 2021 9:30AM – 10:30AM BST

Sophie Hannah - Author

Photo credit: Cordula Treml

This event is for schools or home educators. Jess will be discussing her first children’s book EVERYDAY MAGIC, introducing the main characters, themes and giving ideas for fun spells. She’ll also be giving a taster of the story with a few short readings. There will be time at the end for a Q&A session covering everything you want to know about EVERYDAY MAGIC and writing books – magical and otherwise! If you would like to order a book for this event please email hello@newarkbookfestival.org.uk and a signed bookplate can be arranged.

Recommended ages: 9+

Everyday Magic - Jess Kidd

CREATE YOUR OWN KINDNESS WITH BECKY GODDARD HILL

SATURDAY 10 JULY 2021 10AM – 11AM BST

Sophie Hannah - Author

Nottinghamshire author, Becky Goddard-Hill, talks about what the world would be like if everyone was kind to each other. Becky’s book is aimed at children from 7 – 12 years old. Create Your Own Kindness encourages children to be kind to themselves, other people and the outside world. The perfect companion to Create Your Own Happy and Create Your Own Calm, empowering children to shape their lives and the lives of others around them.

Recommended Ages 7 – 12 Years

MY SHAHA MARVELLOUS MACHINES WITH ALOM SHAHA

SATURDAY 10 JULY 2021 1PM – 2PM BST

Julie Summers - Author

Join us online to meet children’s author, Alom Shaha, as he talks about his fabulous book – plus, everyone can join in and have a go! Follow the simple steps to build toys which fly, spin, whizz, and pop. To encourage recycling and re-use, everything in the book is made from household items you’ve probably got lying around. At the heart of the book is the idea that we don’t have to be buying new, instead we can make and learn about engineering and science at the same time. Discover the joy of making, and develop your creativity, scientific thinking, problem solving, and practical skills with Mr Shaha’s Marvellous Machines. This event is in association with the Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity – you can also meet the team on Sunday at Newark Castle where they will be making things from the books! Recommended Ages: 5-12 years and their grown ups.

RABBIT HOLE – MARK BILLINGHAM IN CONVERSATION WITH TIM RIDEOUT

SUNDAY 11 JULY 2021 7PM – 8PM BST

Giles Kristian - Author

Bestselling and award-winning author, Mark Billingham, joins us virtually for what promises to be an interesting and entertaining evening. Tim Rideout will chat to Mark about his 20th Tom Thorne Thriller, Cry Baby, as well as his new standalone novel Rabbit Hole – described as “shocking, original and completely unpredictable”. This is multi-million bestseller Mark Billingham at his unconventional and challenging best. What a way to close the 2021 Festival!​

The Newark Book Festival is pleased to announce The BookCase as the Festival Bookseller. To purchase any of the books discussed in any of the events, visit their website www.thebookcase.co.uk

The Newark Book Festival would also like to say thank you to all of the Festival Funders, Newark & Sherwood District Council, Tallents Solicitors and the event sponsors.