The 25th Wells Festival of Literature runs from 13th – 21st October

The programme for our special Silver Anniversary Festival is now complete. Our list of speakers is diverse, challenging, innovative and inspiring. So make sure you save those dates in October and take your pick from fiction, memoir, comedy, tragedy; history, sport, science, religion; cookery, gardening, medicine, politics. Tickets are now available HERE.

Simon JenkinsSimon Jenkins | Wells Festival of Literature
Nick CleggNick Clegg | Wells Festival of Literature
Mike BrearleyMike Brearley | Wells Festival of Literature
Adam RutherfordAdam Rutherford | Wells Festival of Literature
John BoyneJohn Boyne | Wells Festival of Literature
Helen Stevenson & Susan BealeHelen Stevenson & Susan Beale | Wells Festival of Literature
Alan JohnsonAlan Johnson | Wells Festival of Literature
Andy HamiltonAndy Hamilton | Wells Festival of Literature
Sarah PerrySarah Perry | Wells Festival of Literature
Gillian ClarkeGillian Clarke | Wells Festival of Literature
Write Up! Speak Up!Write Up! Speak Up! | Wells Festival of Literature
Anne SebbaAnne Sebba | Wells Festival of Literature
John McAvoyJohn McAvoy | Wells Festival of Literature
Hollie McNishHollie McNish | Wells Festival of Literature
Tessa HadleyTessa Hadley | Wells Festival of Literature
A.C. GraylingA.C. Grayling | Wells Festival of Literature
Daisy GoodwinDaisy Goodwin | Wells Festival of Literature
Andrew MartinAndrew Martin | Wells Festival of Literature
Joanna MoorheadJoanna Moorhead | Wells Festival of Literature
June SarpongJune Sarpong | Wells Festival of Literature
Dr Scilla ElworthyDr Scilla Elworthy | Wells Festival of Literature
Fergal KeaneFergal Keane | Wells Festival of Literature
David GoodhartDavid Goodhart | Wells Festival of Literature
Graham TomlinGraham Tomlin | Wells Festival of Literature
Rebecca FraserRebecca Fraser | Wells Festival of Literature
Michael & Anne HeseltineMichael & Anne Heseltine | Wells Festival of Literature
Owen SheersOwen Sheers | Wells Festival of Literature
Rowley Leigh & Peter GordonRowley Leigh & Peter Gordon | Wells Festival of Literature
Helen RappaportHelen Rappaport | Wells Festival of Literature
Malcolm GuiteMalcolm Guite | Wells Festival of Literature
Harriet HarmanHarriet Harman | Wells Festival of Literature
Professor Stephen WestabyProfessor Stephen Westaby | Wells Festival of Literature
Helen CzerskiHelen Czerski | Wells Festival of Literature


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Yet another anniversary

Wells Festival of Literature celebrates its 25th Anniversary in October and we are proud to be sharing that celebration, albeit on a longer timescale, with the Reformation and Martin Luther. In October it will be 500 years since Luther famously …
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Martin Brown at Wells Festival of Literature

A Horrible new event announced!

We are thrilled to announce that Martin Brown will be discussing his delightful drawings at the Festival on Sunday 15 October at 3.30. Martin is an extremely popular illustrator of a wide range of wonderful children’s books, but is perhaps …
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Two special memorial events

This year we are dedicating two Festival events to two very special WFL colleagues: Thelma Fisher, who died earlier this year, and Simon Loveday who died last October. The first of these, in memory of Thelma, will take place on …
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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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