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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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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2018 Competitions Shortlists

The shortlisted entries for our 2018 competitions are now available. Once the final judging has taken place the prizes will be awarded to the winners. This prize giving will take place during the Festival at a special ceremony in Cedars …
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2018 Brochure – Available Soon!

The brand new 2018 brochure is currently being printed and will be widely available from next week. As always it’s a bright and eye-catching booklet, featuring our iconic quotation marks and packed with information about all the events on offer …
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Victoria Ash shares her Love of Words

Victoria Ash is a partner in the marketing consultancy The RCR Partnership, one of our much valued Festival sponsors. Her favourite word is Serendipity which she finds useful in her working life. Discover more about Victoria and her love of …
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We are delighted to hear poet Liz Berry has won the 2018 Forward Prize for best single poem from her new book - The Republic of Motherhood. We are thrilled to have her speaking at this year’s festival on Thursday 25th. To book tickets: #wellslitfest

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