Book Club Event
The Festival’s Book Club Event has always proved immensely popular, providing as it does the rare opportunity to discuss the chosen book with the author him/herself. Although created with book clubs in mind, this event is open to all. We do however recommend that you read the featured book in advance so that you can gain the very most from the discussion. If you belong to a book club, please make sure we have the details so that we can contact you.
The 2020 Book Club Event featured author Max Porter – who spoke about his most recent work Lanny.
A very special feature of the Wells Festival of Literature has long been our popular Literary Lunches. The delicious meal makes a fitting appetiser for the talk to follow and the speaker almost always joins us in the Dining Hall for the meal so guests are able to enjoy an informal chat with him/her before strolling across to Cedars Hall where seats are reserved for them.
Thanks to restrictions during the Covid 19 situation, we suspended our Literary Lunches for 2020 but, if circumstances permit, we look forward to re-introducing them in 2021.
Our Literary Lunches during the 2019 Festival were:
Monday 21 October
Quicksand Tales: the Misadventures of Keggie Carew
In conversation with Mark McCrum
Tuesday 22 October
Water Ways: A Thousand Miles along Britain’s Canals
Wednesday 23 October
Living with Leonardo
Friday 25 October
Three Circles into One: Brexit Britain
The delicious meal makes a fitting appetiser for the talk to follow: tasty homemade soup accompanied by wonderful artisan breads, followed by a mouth-watering dessert.