New Words Festival

The New Words Books Festival reveals a dazzling digital literary line-up for March 2021

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New Words

Libraries and publishers working together to present exciting new books, a brilliant programme of events plus striking new artwork for public libraries in the North West. New Words is an innovative public library and small press partnership from Time to Read working with Carcanet, Comma, Knives, Forks and Spoons, Saraband and Dead Ink Books.

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Time To Read will bring you authors that are new to you, works by authors you love and books that you may not have considered. Take a look at recommendations from librarians all over the North West, from our readers and from some special guests. Find new books from a genre that you already love or find a new genre to love!


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From our readers

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Our writers

Time To Read has a fantastic roster of authors for your library events. From every genre of popular and literary fiction, to poetry and drama on both stage and screen, North West authors are waiting to entertain and enlighten you!


See here for our list of authors by category

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We offer a range of downloadable resources to help you to organise and publicise your author event at libraries and community venues


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