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Emma Craigie

Welcome to the 2014 Wells Festival of Literature!

I’m very excited to be the new chair of the Festival and looking forward to a wonderful October in Wells.

Our big news is that the Festival is returning to the Bishop’s Palace where we will have a marquee which will seat 300, and accommodate our ever growing audiences. In this stunning setting we will definitely be able to claim to be Britain’s most beautiful Literary Festival!

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.

We are very pleased to be working alongside Wells Food Festival which will take place on 12th October, and Wells Art Contemporary’s international art exhibition which will again coincide with the Festival of Literature!

Huge thanks to the fabulous Festival of Literature committee who work so hard, all voluntarily, to create this great Festival, and to all the previous committee members whose shoulders we stand on!

Emma Craigie

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