The 2018 Wells Festival of Literature

Our 26th Festival will take place in Cedars Hall, a superb performance facility at the heart of our beautiful city. See details of the location. Tickets for all events are now on sale and can be bought here.


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Rose to interview Brearley

We are delighted to announce that former England left-hander Brian Rose will be coming to Wells on Friday 26 October to discuss all aspects of cricket with Mike Brearley. Mike’s latest book On Cricket is a wonderful compendium of anecdotes …
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Change of programme

Unfortunately Antonia Fraser has had to pull out of her event, the Literary Lunch on Friday 26 October. We are delighted, however, to report that legendary former England cricket captain, Mike Brearley OBE, has agreed to speak in her place. …
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Liz Berry-Wells Festival of Literature

Poetry’s most coveted award

Huge congratulations to forthcoming Festival speaker Liz Berry who has won the Forward Prize in the category ‘best single poem’. This much coveted award was made for her wonderful poem The Republic of Motherhood which features in her current collection …
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Lissa Evans shares her Love of Words

Lissa Evans is a multi-talented author who will be talking about her magnificent new work Old Baggage at the Festival on Saturday 20 October at 12 noon.  Her words will resonate with many: her favourite phrase being  ‘I’ve hung out the …
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@Teen_Whisperer @wellslitfest Just been browsing your website and work - amazing! 👏
Can't wait for Write Up! Speak Up! and to hear you in person. @ClairedeSully too.

I shall be performing a piece about a very alien concept. ❤️
Very exciting. 9 more sleeps.

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