Hertford Events

Herts Book Festival will take place on May 7th, 2022 in Hertford. All events take place on the Hertford Castle Grounds, SG14 1HR , unless otherwise specified.

All Day Events:

Other Events :

TimeEventLocation
10:00-10:30Baby Rhyme (Baby Rhyme Time is a fun half hour session of songs and rhymes suitable for babies and toddlers.)Hertford Library (Dolphin Yd, 10 Maidenhead St, Hertford SG14 1DR)
10:00Author EventAlice Hemming (She will be doing readings and talking about her work.)Leaf Café (8 Old Cross, Hertford SG14 1RB)
11.00 – 11.30Baby Rhyme (Baby Rhyme Time is a fun half hour session of songs and rhymes suitable for babies and toddlers.)Hertford Library (Dolphin Yd, 10 Maidenhead St, Hertford SG14 1DR)
11:00 – 12:00FREE TICKETED WORKSHOP : Writing your memoir with Dr Bev Morris
(Limited Places. Please register here.)
Hertford (Old Cross)
11:30 – 12:30FREE TICKETED WORKSHOP : Family Poetry with Chris Burleigh
(Limited Places. Please register here.)
Storytelling Tent – Hertford Castle Grounds, SG14 1HR
11:30 – 12:00Children’s Storybook Yoga with Maria Oliver Dancefloor – Hertford Castle Grounds, SG14 1HR
12:00 – 13:00FREE TICKETED WORKSHOP : Writing Historical Fiction – Dr Kat Armstrong
(Limited Places. Please register here.)
Hertford (Old Cross)
13:00 – 13:45FREE TICKETED EVENT : “Elves and the Shoemaker” – with Vickie Holden-Swinton based on the book. ( Limited Places. Please register here.)Storytelling Tent – Hertford Castle Grounds, SG14 1HR
13:30 – 14:00 Strange Worlds
Abena Eyeson (author of ‘Looking Up’) and Roxy Eloise (author of ‘The Guidal’) talk about writing for teenagers and how fiction can help adolescents face change and the unknown in their lives.
Panel Gazebo – Hertford Castle Grounds, SG14 1HR
14:00Author Event with Alice Hemming (She will be doing readings and talking about her work.)Leaf Café (8 Old Cross, Hertford SG14 1RB)
14:00 – 16:00
FREE TICKETED WORKSHOP: Wild Your Words FREE Nature and Non Fiction Writing Workshop with El Rhodes
(Limited Places. Please register here.)
Hertford (Old Cross)
14:00 – 14:30The Story in History
Louisa Treger (‘Madwoman’) and Zoe Jasko (’What the Wind Saw’) discuss how they research and create vivid historical stories.
Panel Gazebo – Hertford Castle Grounds, SG14 1HR
14:30 – 14:45Dance showcaseDH Dance Academy – inspired by the classical book MatildaDancefloor – Hertford Castle Grounds, SG14 1HR
14:30 – 15:00Tales of the Dark Fantastic
J.S.Watts (the ‘Witchlight’ trilogy) and John Tarrow (‘A Stranger’s Guide to Talliston’) talk about myth and magic in their work.
Panel Gazebo – Hertford Castle Grounds, SG14 1HR
15:00 – 15:15Imagination Dance – Dance for all ( A Harry Potter themed event)Dancefloor – Hertford Castle Grounds, SG14 1HR
15:00 – 15:30The Power of Stories
Sara Nisha Adams (‘The Reading List’) and Nick Jubber (‘The Fairytellers’) talk about the age-old power of literature and its effect on our lives.
Panel Gazebo – Hertford Castle Grounds, SG14 1HR
15:30 – 16:00Life and Love
Lauren Forsythe (‘The Fixer Upper’) and Hina Belitz (‘To Lahore With Love’) on their novels about women trying to navigate the choppy seas of life and relationships.
Panel Gazebo – Hertford Castle Grounds, SG14 1HR
15:30 – 16:00Imajica Theatre – ‘Relaxed inclusive theatre’Storytelling Tent – Hertford Castle Grounds, SG14 1HR