The 2017 Wells Festival of Literature is over

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Chefs | Wells Festival of Literature
A Book for Children Winner | Wells Festival of Literature
Poetry winner | Wells Festival of Literature
Short Story Winner | Wells Festival of Literature
Graham Tomlin | Wells Festival of Literature
Harriet Harman | Wells Festival of Literature
Helen Czerski | Wells Festival of Literature
Michael & Anne Heseltine | Wells Festival of Literature
Malcombe Guite | Wells Festival of Literature
Martin Brown | Wells Festival of Literature
Owen Sheers | Wells Festival of Literature
Rapport Commarasmy | Wells Festival of Literature
Rebecca Fraiser | Wells Festival of Literature
Sarah Perry | Wells Festival of Literature
Stephen Westaby | Wells Festival of Literature
Waldegraves | Wells Festival of Literature
Write Up! Speak Up! | Wells Festival of Literature
A.C. Grayling | Wells Festival of Literature
Adam Rutherford | Wells Festival of Literature
Alan Johnson | Wells Festival of Literature
Andy Hamilton | Wells Festival of Literature
Helen Stevenson & Susan Beale | Wells Festival of Literature
John Boyne | Wells Festival of Literature

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2017 Competition Results

The competition results for 2017 are now available. The entries have all been judged, and the prizes were awarded at a special ceremony in the Bishop’s Palace during the Festival. To celebrate our Silver Anniversary, we raised the prize money …
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All over for another year

The 2017 Silver Anniversary Festival is now all over after ten days of magnificent speakers and wonderfully varied events. We are particularly grateful to Festival Patrons William and Caroline Waldegrave for stepping into the breach so magnificently when traffic issues …
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It’s about to begin

The Chubb Bulleid Marquee has gone up in the beautiful gardens of the Bishop’s Palace, the chairs are neatly arranged and the technical whizzkids have completed their wizardry behind the scenes. In short, the stage is set for the 25th …
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Coffee with James Cary

Comedy scriptwriter of A Monk’s Tale – and much more! How do you take your coffee? I love coffee, but I’m not a purist. Those swanky coffee places are normally appalled when they see I splosh in milk and sugar. …
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What an incredible evening organised by our Education Team as a Thank You to our committee for their hard work behind the scenes an evening with the Manchester Poet Tony Walsh, Long Fella Poet inspiring, moving and great fun! ...

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@LongfellaPoet @wellslitfest Thank You it was a wonderful evening. It's been fantastic having you in #Somerset working with so many students from our Primary & Secondary schools. The feedback has been incredible!

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