A festival to celebrate and promote a wide range of literature to all ages... accessible for all and working in partnership with the community.
In a nice touch the majority of events are free but some are ticketed due to popular demand and limited space at venues
The theme for 2013 is women writers. It is the bi-centenary of the publication of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and in celebration of this a BIG READ has been organised with copies of the book being distributed in the Market Sqaure on August 24th. Four of our popular Cafes have agreed to host discussion groups, details of which can be found below:
Who? Germaine Greer, Ellis Peters / Edith Parteger talk given by Martin Edwards, Anthony Penrose, Ian McMillan
Where? In and around Wellington, Shropshire.
How much? All events are free except one, which is organized by an outside bodies.
Festival Website: www.wellington-shropshire.gov.uk a direct link to the festival page is... www.wellington-shropshire.gov.uk/Festival+2010.htm
Telephone for Enquiries? 01952 567697
Past Festivals? Fay Weldon, Ian McMillan, Barrie Williams, Rory Clemens, Peter Baxter, Lesley Smith as Nell Gwynne, Judith Cutler, Paul Evans, Chris Mullin, Elizabeth Williams, Geoff Blore, Ann Turnbull, Moniza Alivi, Tony Stringfellow, Phil Fairclough, Kuldip Sahota, Anthony Poulton-Smith, Anthony Cartwright, Catherine Cooper and fifteen local authors hosted throughout the festival by WHSmith's each Saturday in October.
To each according to their means
Entry and updates to Literary Festivals UK is by voluntary contribution for those who have the means. Organisers can update or send us their event details here. Authors who would like to list may do so here on the same basis - if you can spare a few bob then you are invited to chip in - if you are broke then please send details anyway.
The whole affair is a one-man show so please forgive me if I do not get back to you immediately. Thanks for the opportunity to be of service - Kevin Parker
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