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Newark Book Festival team to hold pop-up event in Edwinstowe

The team behind the Newark Book Festival will be holding a special one-day pop-up event in Edwinstowe on Saturday.

Based at Edwinstowe House on the high streets, the village book festival will feature author talks, free-to-attend storytelling and a craft and play session for children and their grown-ups.

The grounds will see a literature market where Nottinghamshire writers will sell their latest work.

Storytelling with Gareth Baker.
Storytelling with Gareth Baker.

For history fans, Rowena Edlin-White will deliver a morning talk about the Sherwood Forest Writers — 19th Century rural radicalists. In the afternoon, crime writer Stephen Booth will talk Drowned Lives — a story of hidden family secrets and feud.

Saturday, September 18

10am to 3.30pm — Literature market, free

Rowena Edlin-White.
Rowena Edlin-White.

10.30am to 11.30am — The Sherwood Forest Writers, Rowena Edlin-White, £4/£3 for Newark Book Festival friends

12.30pm to 1.15pm — A Year of Nature craft and play for over 7s, Becky Goddard-Hill and Catherine Hughes, £3

2pm to 3pm — Crime writer Stephen Booth, £4/£3 for Newark Book Festival friends

You can also visit the pop-up stories and craft zones for free:

Stephen Booth.
Stephen Booth.

10.15am to 10.30am — Jim Munro, Goldilocks and The Three Little Pigs (five mins) for under fives and their grown-ups

11am to 11.20pm — Gareth Baker, Little Gingerbread Men (20 mins) for ages four to seven

12pm to 12.20pm — Jim Munro, The Magic Paintbrush and Many Moons (ten mins) for under eights

1.30pm to 1.40pm — Jim Munro, Tops or Tails (ten mins) for eight to 12 year olds

3pm to 3.30pm — Jim Munro, Three Golden Hairs (20 mins) for adults and older children

Artistic director, Sara Bullimore, said: “Plans to take the book festival out into the district have been on the cards for a while and we are delighted to be working with the parish council and Woodhead Group to make this day happen, inviting our lovely regional authors and creatives to share their stories.

“If you would like a pop-up festival day where you are just let us know.”

For more information or to buy tickets for the author talks and craft sessions, click here.

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