This year’s Wymondham Words festival took place between mid-October and early November.
“Judging from the record size of our audiences and the wonderful response the various events generated it’s probably fair to say that Wymondham Words 2016 was our most successful Festival to date,” commented Festival Director Edward Parnell. “It’s difficult to single out individual events for special mention as all of them were thought-provoking, engaging, and very well-received by their audiences. We were blessed, however, with some wonderful visiting writers including Philip Hoare, who travelled up from Southampton and drew a record Festival crowd for his talk on whales and the sea. And two of our speakers have subsequently won at this year’s East Anglian Book Awards – Keiron Pim and Heidi Williamson – which we’re also delighted about.
“Working in partnership alongside various local groups is really helping the Festival start to reach new audiences. We’d like to thank the Green Dragon Inn, who generously hosted our closing Poetry Supper event, Wymondham Abbey where our children’s events took place, the Bridewell Museum, Wymondham Nature Group and Kett’s Books. And of course all of our generous donors – without whose support the Festival wouldn’t take place,” he added.