The Wymondham Words Literature Festival will be taking a break in autumn 2017, but will be returning in 2018.
Festival’s Director Edward Parnell said: “Wymondham Words is going to have a break this year in order that we can keep the format refreshed, and return even more strongly in autumn 2018. The Festival is run entirely by a small team of unpaid volunteers and receives no regular funding. As well as giving us all a much-needed break, and time for some of us to work on our own writing projects, having a year off should also enable us to put in place new funding opportunities for 2018 that will allow us to continue to attract important, quality writing to South Norfolk.
“In the last few years our small festival has been graced by writers including Philip Hoare, Rose Tremain, Wendy Cope, Sarah Perry, Mark Cocker, Richard Mabey and Ronald Blythe. We’re proud of this great roster, and have exciting plans going forward. Indeed, the first of next year’s acts has already been pencilled in!
“In the meantime lovers of literature will be well served by our local community bookshop, Kett’s Books, which has an stimulating ongoing programme of author visits. Wymondham Words will also be supporting some children’s literature events in the town during the summer.”