Famous faces at Wells Festival of Literature

Profile image for abbie_wells

By abbie_wells | Thursday, October 04, 2012, 12:33

The Wells Festival of Literature is fast approaching and this year sees a variety of celebrated authors take to the stage.

Kate Mosse, founder of the Orange Prize will open the festival at St Thomas' Church followed by renowned journalist Heather Brooke famous for exposing the MP expenses scandal in 2009.

Many award-winning writers will be attending this year's festival including four Costa winners and finalists. Andrew Miller won the prize in 2011 and is sure to have audiences in Wells engrossed with his novel 'Pure'.

There are plenty of other famous authors sharing their wisdom over the nine day festival include Matthew Paris, Sarah Raven, Claire Tomalin, Micahel Frayn and Jonathan Dimbleby.

Other highlights include Tim, Tom and Trevor, the 'Three Hungry Boys' who challenged themselves to travel across Britain in a camper van without spending any money for a month.

The boys were followed by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's TV crew and will give Wells foodies the chance to learn how to catch, trap and forage for their dinner.

As well as all this there will be poetry readings, open mic sessions and prize giving ceremonies for short stories, poems and crime novels.

In addition there is a lively programme of events for schools including fun drama workshops for six and seven year-olds from Ros Hickson, who works for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Neil Johnson who founded Theatresaurus in Wells.

This year's festival is set to run from October 12 - 20.

Some events have already sold out so if you want to attend, download the programme and snap up your tickets from The Wells Festival of Literature website.

      

Comments

       
max 4000 characters
        
   

Latest Stories in Wells

       
      

Local Vouchers

       
  • Treat yourself to some CLARINS me-time & enhance your natural beauty.

    Frontlinestyle Hair & Beauty

    Book 4 pampering CLARINS treatments and only pay for 3. PLUS receive a vanity case containing 4 Clarins pampering favorites worth £41*.

    Terms: * Based on ml value f standard size products. One collection per customer while stocks last. Not to be used in-conjunction with any other Clarins offers.

    Contact: 01749600464

    Valid until: Saturday, November 15 2014

     
  • Little Black Dress Programme - Getting You Ready For The Christmas Season!

    Functional Fitness Forever

    Functional Fitness Forever & Love Your Skin Lisa, with Rose & Lyons give you:
    6 weeks of PT sessions and Body Wrap Treatments + free access to classes & 2 health assessments + a chance to win an LBD!

    Terms: Only £275
    3 PT Sessions
    3 Shrinking Violet Body Wrap Treatments
    Complete Health Assessments
    Free Access to Classes!
    1 LBD to the Most Impressive Transformation!
    Value £625 - You Save £350

    Contact: 01749 608718

    Valid until: Friday, December 19 2014

     
  • FREE BRITAINS TOY TRAILER

    Tincknell Country Store

    FREE BRITAINS TRAILER - SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS http://www.tincknellcountrystore.co.uk/item.asp?pid=78415&pref=pl&catid=1967&matrix=&scatn=&catn=CHRISTMAS+SPECIALS&dep=53&dname=TOYS

    Terms: While stocks last

    Contact: 01749 683150

    Valid until: Friday, October 31 2014

     
   

Local Jobs

       
   

Search for...

       
        
Min price is bigger than Max price
        
Min price is bigger than Max price
        
Min rent is bigger than Max rent