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.


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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Holiday reading

Now that the holiday season is here and the glorious sunshine is begging to be soaked up in the company of a good book, the Wells Festival of Literature has some wonderful recommendations for your holiday reading. To start with, …
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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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Earlier this year I did something a bit different... and wrote a children's novel! Hugely excited that 'Orpheus Street' is shortlisted for the @wellslitfest Children's Novel prize & looking forward to being there for the results & festivities on Oct 21st @SotonEnglish

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