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The 24th Wells Festival of Literature. 14th – 22nd October .

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David Willey
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Virginia Ironside
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Laurie Maguire
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Lauren Child
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Andrew Graham-Dixon
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Adam Sisman
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Richard Coles
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Frank Gardner
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Sonia Purnell
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Colin Thubron
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Deborah Moggach
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Margaret MacMillan
Emma Craigie

A showcase for local talent

Write Up! Speak Up! will take place on Sunday 16th October at 7pm.

Comedian and poet Liv Torc, winner of the national Radio 4 poetry slam and former bard of Exeter, will be performing, alongside a variety of different acts from local poets, writers, performers and anyone (aged 16+) who wants to share their passions… Those selected to perform will also have the opportunity to sell their published work.

To apply, contact the event curator, Bryony Jayne Brook on bryonyjaynebrook@gmail.com

To find out more about the event, and about Bryony, see how she takes her coffee. Liv Torc is well-known both locally and nationally: she appeared at The Bruton Poetry Platform in May followed by a performance at London’s Round House London, alongside Hollie McNish who was a great hit at WFL in 2015. Liv has also performed at Frome Festival and Womad Festival. Click HERE For tickets

Emma Craigie


Fine dining discount

In addition to a brilliant programme, we also have a brilliant offer this year. Several local restaurants have very generously offered a 10% discount on evening meals to Festival-goers. During the Festival these restaurants will offer this discount on a one ticket one discount basis on production of your Festival event ticket. Booking is essential. More details HERE

As the school holidays start, Helen Burchell, Headteacher of West Pennard Primary School, certainly deserves to relax with a cup of coffee. Share her love of books and teaching on our How do you take your coffee? slot. And catch up with some of our other WFL coffee drinkers at the same time…


What does the Festival do?
The aim of the Festival is to promote books and the love of reading in the community and particularly in schools...
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