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Fay Weldon returns to the Festival posted:September 2014

We are delighted to announce that Fay Weldon, who chose Vauxhall as her book on Radio 4's A Good Read, will be joining the conversation with Gabriel Gbadamosi and Carys Bray, and bringing a contrasting perspective of great experience to the discussion about writing fiction. More details HERE.
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Jane Gardam posted:September 2014

Unfortunately Jane Gardam has been forced to pull out from speaking at the Festival this year due to ill health.
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Welcome to the 2014 Wells Festival of Literature!

We are offering more events than ever before and promise to continue the Festival’s tradition of booking top quality national and international speakers, as well as local authors. There will be lots of fiction, and watch out for some amazing performances.

We are thrilled to be opening the Festival with a talk in the Cathedral from Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse. It is the first time that the Festival’s Cathedral speaker has been a children’s author, and it heralds an expansion of the work we do in schools throughout the year.

Emma Craigie (chair)


Wells Festival of Literature announces an audio first!

For the first time, Calibre will be exhibiting at a Literary Festival.
Calibre Audio Library brings the pleasure of reading to people who have sight problems, dyslexia, or disabilities that prevent them reading print through a subscription-free, nationwide postal and internet service of audio books. The charity, which has recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, offers a choice of over 8,500 titles, fiction and non-fiction, recorded unabridged by professional actors and broadcasters.

Located beside the bookstall in the Bishop's Palace, senior Calibre staff will be on hand to explain the organisation and its role as an audio publisher. They will illustrate the range of people who use the audio books, how they join and use the library service. At least two new audio books are added every working day to the Calibre library to achieve its vision of ending reading exclusion to print disabled people by publishing and lending free audio books. Their audio library includes books written by speakers at this year's Wells Festival of Literature. For more details, please see www.calibre.org.uk

Wells Festival of Literature has great pleasure in supporting Calibre

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