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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.

Lanny by Max Porter - Book Cover
One of Our Popular Book Club Events

The 2020 Book Club Event featured author Max Porter – who spoke about his most recent work Lanny.

Literary Lunches

One of Our Popular Literary Lunches at the Wells Festival of Literature

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:

Keggie Carew - Quicksand Tales

Monday 21 October

Keggie Carew
Quicksand Tales: the Misadventures of Keggie Carew
In conversation with Mark McCrum

Jasper Winn - Water Ways

Tuesday 22 October

Jasper Winn
Water Ways: A Thousand Miles along Britain’s Canals

Martin Kemp - Living with Leonardo

Wednesday 23 October

Martin Kemp
Living with Leonardo

Three Circles into One

Friday 25 October

William Waldegrave
Three Circles into One: Brexit Britain

A Meal at One of Our Popular Literary Lunches

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.