The festival once known as Cambridge Winter Wordfest and the seasonal sister of the spring event Cambridge Literary Festival (formly Cambridge Wordfest) held in April.
The original Cambridge Wordfest was conceived and launched in 2003 by Cathy Moore with support from Cambridgeshire County Council and a small but dedicated band of friends and volunteers.
When? Late Nove/early December
Where? Cambridge at the historic ADC Theatre and the University’s McCrum and Babbage lecture theatres
Festival Website: www.cambridgewordfest.co.uk
Facebook? Cambridge Literary Festival
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