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.


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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2017 A Book for Children Competition

This year’s competition to be judged by Steve Voake. The shortlisted entries are shown below in alphabetical order: We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who entered our competitions. If you’re not on the list, please try again …
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There’s now even more to the 2017 Festival

Our special Silver Anniversary brochure has been out on the streets for less than a month and there is now even more news to report! First, we have a completely new event on the programme– and it’s free. Rafael Klein …
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Coffee with Tim Lethaby

Editor of the Mid Somerset Series, Festival media partner How do you take your coffee? White, no sugar please. And preferably in a village square in France, where the sun is shining. What makes a perfect day for you? Spending …
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