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Doncaster Hosts Booker Prize


‘Doncaster New Writer Programme’ - 26th November 2020 - 20th March 2021

As Booker’s ‘Out of London’ partner, Doncaster will be hosting a series of events through the Doncaster Creates initiative.  Following on from the announcement of the Booker Prize winner, 19th November, and as a continuum from the Doncaster Hosts Booker ‘Open Mic’ Event on 26th November, the search for a ‘Doncaster New Writer’ will be announced. ‘Doncaster New Writer’ is the opportunity for people from Doncaster (a ‘not previously professionally published’ writer) to be mentored by Fiona Mozley - shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017. 


Doncaster Hosts Booker Prize: ‘In Conversation


Friday 13 November, 7.00pm - 8.15pm, Facebook Live via Doncaster Creates

South Yorkshire poet Helen Mort was livestreamed ‘In Conversation’ with the six authors shortlisted for the prestigious The Booker Prize this year. 

Doncaster Hosts Booker Prize: ‘Open Mic'

Thursday 26 November, 7.00pm - 8.30pm, Facebook Live via Doncaster Creates

Celebrating local talent with a virtual Open Mic! In partnership with The Booker Prize, Doncaster writers will read passages from their work alongside Fiona Mozley and Lemn Sissay MBE in front of a local and international audience on Thursday 26 November at 7.00pm. 



A booker book tree.. created by Sacha Gray with Anton Hecht. As part of the events around Doncaster's relationship with the Booker prize this year. The books donated by Re-Read and will be distributed to local people at the end when the artwork is taken down. An experimentin using books for sculptural works, and also in using the large windows of Cast theatre, which is closed because of the restrictions. The tree when taken down in January, had the books distributed to local people.