Herts Book Festival celebrates local authors

Plans are surging forwards. As the launch of the first Herts Book Festival. To be held  on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May. As the date draws nearer.

Starting out with the modest goal of a community event. And celebrating reading and local authors. Festival organisers have been blown away by the number of authors. And the support shown by local businesses and other community services.

Organisers of Herts Book Festival

“I’m delighted to be involved in organising Herts Book Festival,” said Julia Chesterman. Who is the Owner and Manager of the Book Nook in Ware. “The Book Nook is supporting the Festival. Through the supply of free books. And activity packs for children. Especially for those who may not have access to books at home.”

Plans to Host Herts Book Festival Annually

Festival organisers plan to run the Festival. As an annual event with the aims of encouraging enjoyment in reading. And improving access to books.

As well as promoting local authors. And advancing the literacy skills of children. Along with young people. And adults across Hertford and Ware.

Herts and Ware Book Exchange

“Herts Book Festival is an inclusive event for everyone. We have local schools showcasing dance. And drama as a medium for storytelling. Numerous authors sharing and signing books. And writing workshops, panel events, poetry.

The Great Hertford and Ware Book Exchange…  From the smallest bookworms amongst us. To those who could write a memoir. We have tried to plan a diverse programme to engage the whole community,” said Festival co-organiser.  Local writer and teacher, Tracy Bullock.

Herts Book Festival Free Family Event Details:

2022 EVENTS include but aren’t limited to: 

  • 10am Yoga/Pilates Event
  • 12pm – 12.45pm Poetry Picnic Lunch
  • 1pm – 2pm – Dance Event
  • 2.30pm – 3.45pm – Poetry Picnic with Afternoon Tea
  • 4pm Hertford/Ware’s Favourite Book Award Announcement
  • Author Events (various times)

All Day Events 

  • Deck Chair Reading Nook
  • Book Exchange
  • Author Market
  • Face painting/balloon modelling
  • Food/drink trucks
  • Wandering book characters
  • Instagram Photo Background

Herts Book Festival Free Family Event

The Herts Book Festival is a free family event:

Saturday 7th May 2022 – Hertford Castle

Sunday 8th May 2022 – Ware Priory