The 2017 Wells Festival of Literature will run from 13th – 21st October

2017 will mark our 25th year. Plenty of activity is being planned for this special Silver Anniversary Festival, so please save those dates in October, and keep an eye on the website for news of speakers, events and forthcoming celebrations!

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Adam Sisman | Wells Festival of Literature
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Marc Allum | Wells Festival of Literature
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Andrew Gant | Wells Festival of Literature
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Looking ahead to a Silver Anniversary Festival

The programme for the 2017 Silver Anniversary Festival is now complete and we are looking forward to a very special pre-Festival launch when we get off to a glittering start: at 7pm on Friday 29 September Simon Jenkins will be discussing the finest …
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Early Airing for 2017 Speakers

Our 2017 programme is almost complete and the brochure with full details will be available in July. As always our speakers cover a broad range of interests and topics, but are united by their level of expertise in their chosen …
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2017 Competitions are open

Sharpen your pencils, fill up your pens, or dust down your keyboards… The Festival Competitions for 2017 open today – and no, that’s not an April Fool! But you would be a fool not to give it a go: the …
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Coffee with Louise Lappin-Cook

The founder of Plays in the Playground How do you take your coffee? I don’t I’m afraid! I’m passionately committed to tea. What makes a perfect day for you? I’m happiest and most distracted making or creating something – so …
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WFL Poetry Competition 2017

June 30, 2017, 12:01am - June 30, 2017, 11:59pm

Wells Festival of Literature Poetry Competition 2017 Entries may be on any subject but must not exceed 40 lines in length. Gillian Clarke Poetry Judge - National Poet of Wales from 2008 – 2016, will judge the competition. Gillian, one of our leading modern poets, was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2010 and the Wilfred Owen Award in 2012. She has written for radio, and has translated poetry and prose from Welsh. Her last collection Ice was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Award in 2012 and her next collection 'Zoology' is due to be published in August 2017. Closing date for entries 30th June 2017 Prize giving and poetry reading Sunday 15th October

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