Our love of words

To celebrate our 26th Festival we are asking fans of Wells Festival of Literature what words they love and which ones they dislike. If you have a much-loved word or phrase you would like to share, please let us know.  We’d also like to hear your less popular choices…

Simply email your word or words, with as much or as little information as you like, to the Festival Blogger at: blog@wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk

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 … Read More


Poet AF Harrold Shares his Love of Words

The poet AF Harrold recently spent some time at Hemington School, inspiring the pupils with this wonderful use of words. His favourite word is ‘bumblebee’ which he describes as ‘visual onomatopoeia’. Discover some more insights into his love of words … Read More


Our Short Story Judge Shares her Love of Words

Helen Stevenson, the judge for our Short Story Competition in 2018, has a favourite phrase: If I had to sit down to test a typewriter and type one sentence it would probably be ‘lo, the level lake, and the long … Read More


Our Love of Words – Education Committee

Our Education Committee works closely with local schools and colleges to help fund and organise a range of inspiring events for young people which school budgets would be unable to cover.  Here are some of the words that inspire the … Read More


Our Love of Words – Various Committee Members

Emma Le Fevre, really i/c of all committees – a dedicated soul! Her chosen word is  ‘phosphorescence’ and her favourite string of words (we hope to see more of these as the Festival draws closer) is ‘I don’t know half … Read More


Our Love of Words – Marketing Committee

We began our Love of Words blog by putting the question to our committee members, all of them volunteers. Here’s a selection from the Marketing Committee. Caroline Elliott, our brochure supremo: One of my favourite words is ‘discombobulate’; how it … Read More


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