About

Wymondham town sign depicting the rebellion of John Kett
Wymondham town sign depicting the rebellion of John Kett

Wymondham Words is a festival of literature, poetry, drama and conversation held in the medieval market town of Wymondham, just south of Norwich in Norfolk, UK.

The Festival was founded in 2010 by the award-winning poet and translator, long-term Wymondham resident George Szirtes, who is now the Festival’s patron. The Festival is entirely put together and organised by a dedicated team of volunteers, and is a Wymondham Arts Forum project (Reg. Charity No. 1153188).

Its Director is the writer Edward Parnell, who lives in Wymondham. The town has a rich historical and literary heritage – for instance it was once home to the late W. G. Sebald.

The Festival took place annually each autumn until 2016, with a year off in 2017, and returned in autumn 2018. A festival was due to be held in late autumn 2020, but was postponed due to Covid-19. Hopefully the festival will be able to return in autumn 2021.