A very special feature of the Wells Festival of Literature is being able to host our Literary Lunches in the magnificent Undercroft in the Bishop’s Palace. This unusual setting makes a fitting appetiser for the talk to follow, and the speaker almost always joins us to enjoy a delicious lunch: a tasty, specially cooked main course followed by a mouth-watering dessert. The menu is always shown in the brochure, including the vegetarian option.
Doors open at midday, with lunch starting promptly at 12.30pm. The accompanying talk usually commences at 2pm in the Festival Marquee. If you would prefer not to attend the lunch, ‘talk only’ tickets are also available.
Our Literary Lunches for 2017 were:
Monday 16 October. Anne Sebba told us how the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940s
Tuesday 17 October. Tessa Hadley talked about her latest collection, Bad Dreams and Other Stories.
Wednesday 18 October. Andrew Martin’s journey with Night Trains: The Rise and Fall of the Sleeper.
Thursday 19 October. Dr Scilla Elworthy argued The Business Case for Peace.
Friday 20 October. Graham Tomlin on Luther’s Gospel: Reimagining the World