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 at the Festival this October.
Tickets for the Festival have been on sale since last month and are going well. But it’s certainly not too late to book; no event has quite sold out – yet!
Many of our speakers have been hitting the headlines during the past weeks – a guarantee that for ten days in October Wells will be buzzing. Paul Broks has spoken about neurophsychology, as explained in his fascinating book The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars, on BBC Radio 4 and William Miller shared tales from his childhood in Gloucester Crescent in last week’s Observer Magazine.
Lara Feigel, using her Festival topic of Doris Lessing as an example, wrote an intriguing article about how writers are increasingly celebrating being middle aged, whilst several of our authors were recommended on holiday reading lists: Lissa Evans’s Old Baggage, Andrew Miller’s Now we shall be Entirely Free and Mick Herron’s London Rules. London Rules has also been shortlisted for both the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger award and the Ian Fleming Silver Dagger.
Sarah Churchwell’s timely new book Behold America has also been widely praised, as has David Runciman’s How Democracy Ends. Both authors will be speaking on the opening night of the Festival. Full details can be found in the brochure.
Tickets for all events are available online, from the Cedars Hall box office telephone line: 01749 834483 (weekdays 9.30am – 12.30pm) or in person from the box office at Cedars House, The Liberty BA5 2ST (also weekdays 9.30am – 12.30pm). Please note: the booking office is NOT in Cedars Hall itself but in Cedars House, The Liberty BA5 2ST.
And finally – our competition shortlists have been drawn up and those chosen have already been informed. The lists will be published on the website shortly – keep a look out for them.