We have only lived in Somerset for the last 21 years, so how would you expect me to know that, the City of Wells, not a stones throw away from us, hosts an annual Literary Festival, after all, it has only been going for a mere 19 years!!!
Wells’ double claim to fame, is, that it is the only city in Somerset and the smallest City in England, but looking at the diversity and richness of the talent in this years line-up, it certainly knows how to hold a Literary Festival.
There are several different venues for the various events, in and around the City, but don’t worry, if you were thinking of going along, being the smallest City in the Country has it’s advantages, it means that everything is within easy walking distance.
Probably the most notable and impressive of the venues chosen for event hosting, will be the Bishop’s Palace, a complete visitor’s experience in it’s own right. However, all of the selected venues are picturesque and in keeping with the Gothic Cathedral and Medieval streets, of this stunning City.
The full itinerary of events and booking details, can be read as a PDF file, on the official site, but I hope to bring you some of my favourite highlights, over the next couple of days.
The first of these ‘tasters’, has already been published and will take place on Saturday 9th October 2010, at The Bishop’s Palace, where Romantic Novelist, Sarah Duncan, will be talking about… “What Makes A Good Story… Is It Possible To Be Both A Romantic And A Realistic Novelist?”
More to follow….