Doncaster’s Turn the Page Literary Festival takes place this weekend on 17th-18th June and this years programme boasts an exciting line up of author talks, poetry readings, edible books, informative and interactive stalls, creative writing workshops, book signings, steampunk tea-duelling, children’s storytelling, craft activities and gin tasting. Yes, gin tasting. Definitely something for everyone on this line up so no excuses to miss out this. Get involved Doncolites!
Turn the Page begins tomorrow afternoon with Stephen Wade and the rest of the festival takes place on Saturday with events running throughout the morning and afternoon.
Stephen Wade – Uncle Albert
Fri 17 June | Doncaster Central Library | 2 – 4pm | Tickets cost £4.00
Uncle Albert is a nostalgic look at life in a small Yorkshire Town when Tetley’s Yorkshire Bitter was still made in Yorkshire and a pie and pint with ketchup was at least two of your five-a-day. Stephen’s book is a wonderful collection of Yorkshire-voiced short stories which will appeal to young and old alike.
Sat 18 June | Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery | 10 -10.30am | Tickets cost £2.00
The Festival is hosting a question and answer session with John Tanner. John is a member of the British Men’s Cycling Team, and is from Yorkshire. John was British National Champion twice, and has competed twice at the Olympics.
Sat 18 Jun | Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery | 11 – 12noon | Tickets cost £3.00
Miranda is the Sunday Times Bestselling author of 7 books and has been shortlisted twice for the Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA) Awards. Miranda will talk about her books, including her latest A Parcel for Anna Brown.
Children’s Storytelling Sessions
Sat 18 Jun | Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery | 11 – 2.30pm | Free event
Children’s Storytelling Sessions with Susanna from Tellingtales and The Story Wheel 30 minute sessions starting at: 11am, 11.45 am, 1.15pm and 2pm. All sessions are Free.
Sat 18 Jun | Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery | 12 – 1pm | Tickets cost £5.00
Bestselling author of A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian and We Are All Made of Glue. Both books have been popular requests amongst Doncaster Readers Groups. Marina will be talking about her career as an author and focusing on her new book The Lubetkin Legacy.
Sat 18 Jun | Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery | 1 – 2pm | Tickets cost £3.00
Join Meryl White to learn about her passion for baking which has been passed down from her Grandma Abson’s life as a cook-housekeeper in an Edwardian household – Followed by a chance to sample some of Grandma’s tasty treats!
Doncaster’s Writers Group
Sat 18 Jun | Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery | 1 – 2pm | Free event
The writers group will be holding a writing workshop which will cover all the different aspects of creative writing. This will be followed by an interactive writing exercise.
Well Spoken Poetry
Sat 18 Jun | Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery | 2 – 3 pm | Free event
The festival is pleased to host a poetry reading session which will include a helping of glorious words through a mixture of poetry and prose, performed by local poets.
Sat 18 Jun | Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery | 3 – 4pm | Tickets cost £5.00
Ian Buxton the author of 101 Gins to Try Before You Die will be hosting a tasting session with his specially selected gins, and sharing his expertise and knowledge from years of working with spirits.
All events are ticketed and tickets can be purchased from Doncaster Central Library.
For more information or to book your tickets contact the Literacy Team:
Telephone: 01302 737991