2023 Events

2023 Events List ( as of April 24th 2023)

All day long events during the festival.

10.00am – 3.00pmGreat Hertford Book ExchangeBring one/take one in the Book Exchange Tent (all leftovers to go to local charity shops)
10.00am – 3.00pmAuthor’s MarketShowcase of 40+ local authors in the Author’s Market Tent.

Children’s Events

Children’s Activities Tent

10.30am – 11.00amBaby Rhyme TimeIn association with Hertford Library. Ticketed (free entry) via EventBrite. Book Here.
11.15am – 12.00pmAnimal Antics: StorytellingBy Vickie Holden-Swinton – Ticketed (free entry) via Eventbrite.
Book Here.
12.15pm – 1.00pmAnimal Antics: StorytellingBy Vickie Holden-Swinton – Ticketed (free entry) via Eventbrite.
Book Here.
1.00pm – 1.45pmLeaf Art with Alice
That’s My Flower new book – Alice Hemmings (follow on from The Leaf Thief) – Ticketed (free entry) via Eventbrite. Book Here.
2.00pm – 2.45pmDraw with LeilaDrop-in illustrations workshop for children aged 5+ with Leila Nabih

Storytelling tent

11.30 – 12.00pmChildren’s book- themed yogaLed by Maria from Boxmoor Yoga
12.30pm – 2.30pmChildren’s StorytimeFeaturing local children’s authors

Adult Events

Author’s in conversation / Author panels

Come and hear some of our authors talk about their books and what inspires their writing. There will be time for questions from the audience and for the authors to sign books afterwards.

10.45am – 11.30amThe Rules of RomanceTake a feisty heroine, a meet cute… and lots of obstacles! Lauren Forsythe, Pernille Hughes and Cassidy Reyne talk about how they lead their characters on the roundabout path to love.
11.45am – 12.30pmFinding HopeZoe Jasko and Sara Nisha Adams introduce their new novels and talk about how they got inspiration for their stories of people finding hope in troubled times.
1.00pm – 1.45pmHistory MysteriesMedieval, Tudor, Georgian – plunge into the past with authors Paul Walker, EL Johnson and Wilson McQueen and their tales of crime and adventure.
2.00pm – 2.50pmFantasy ForumWrap up the day by joining all our fantasy authors for a journey into their strange worlds.