We’re delighted to be back this year with the eighth Wymondham Words. The Festival runs from 19 October to 2 November 2018 and promises to be a wonderful mix of writers working in a varieties of formats and genres.
Click here for the PDF (7.5 MB) of the full programme, which will be available in various locations around Wymondham and Norfolk from 1 September. From that date tickets will also go on sale from our main box office, Kett’s Books in Wymondham, and The Book Hive in Norwich (see the programme for full details).
We open with crime author Cathi Unsworth’s new novel That Old Black Magic, which deals with German wartime spies and a mysterious body in a tree. She’ll be interviewed by acclaimed non-fiction writer Paul Willetts, who is well-versed in shady characters, as his forthcoming book King Con, about a Jazz Age American swindler, testifies.
We’re delighted to welcome Rebecca Stott, who will discuss her Costa Prize-winning memoir of growing up in a fundamentalist Christian sect, In the Days of Rain. Louis de Bernières is also coming to Wymondham Words for the first time. He’ll be talking about his new novel set in 1920s Ceylon, So Much Life Left Over.
Mark Cocker, one of our finest writers on nature, whose recent book Our Place tackles the pressing environmental questions affecting the countryside, will be our guest at a literary lunch in the elegant Number 24 Restaurant.
The popular Poetry Supper returns to the Green Dragon pub, where the distinguished poet George Szirtes and fast-rising star Ramona Herdman will be joined by performers from the audience in an open-mic session.
Award-winning Martin Figura arrives with his new one-man show, Doctor Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine, which deals with love, loss and when to let go. Or why not come along to sportswriter Grahame Lloyd’s Howzat?, a cricketing whodunnit about a controversial £26,400 ball…
We also have a free workshop for children in the Library under the excellent tutelage of Isabelle King, author of Once Upon a Time in Norfolk.
We hope you can join us at Wymondham Words 2018, as we once again celebrate literature and words in South Norfolk. Advance tickets start at a very reasonable £6.00.