Lit Fest celebrates Great Company

by | 4 September 2021 | Community Event, Worksop

After more than a year and a half of being forced apart, the North Notts Lit Fest 2021 will be bringing people back together and celebrating all that is wonderful about being ‘In Great Company’.
The hugely popular Literary Festival will take place between Sunday 12th September and Sunday 19th September across the district with a host of activities for book lovers and aspiring authors, as well as fun for the whole family.
Taking on the theme of ‘In Great Company’, the festival will be back for its third year following a hugely successful ‘digital and distanced’ event in 2020 that reached more than 250,000 people in over 44 different countries.
North Notts Literary Ambassador, Liz Carney-Marsh, said: “‘This year’s festival is going to be really special; it will mean so much to come back together again and be ‘In Great Company’! There will be something for everyone, whatever your age or where you are! We are incredibly lucky to have survived the pandemic and, as ever, are so grateful to Bassetlaw District Council and the North Notts BID for their continued support, as well as that of our wonderful community partners.”
In person events will resume this year, in addition to online talks and workshops, from local and international best-selling authors, as well as some fantastic children’s authors and illustrators as part of a Schools Festival.
Be on the lookout for the daily ‘Bassetlaw Bookdrops’, and the First Chapters Trail, which last year saw over 2,000 people comb the streets of Worksop and Retford to find plaques and hidden videos of famous authors reading their first chapters just for us.
There will also be a daily ‘NNLF Café’ where book lovers and writers are encouraged to enjoy each other’s company and discuss their favourite novels or even collaborate on a new masterpiece. The winners of this year’s North Notts Writing Competition will also be announced.
For full details of the festival and the events that are taking place, visit or for the latest updates follow @nnlitfest on Facebook and Twitter.