Wymondham Words Returns in 2023

Thanks to cooperation between Kett’s Books and Wymondham Arts Forum, Wymondham Words returns in October 2023.


Wymondham has been the centre of an annual festival of literature since 2010. From small beginnings it grew and some of the most outstanding writers of the region have been guests here to read, or talk or take part in conversation, including Ronald Blythe, Richard Mabey, Rose Tremain, Elspeth Barker, Rebecca Stott, Mark Cocker and many others. There was music, performance, poetry, story-telling, and discussion on various subjects including crime fiction, nature, translation and biography.

The festivals were interrupted by Covid of course, but now, with the reopening of the refurbished Becket’s Chapel, Wymondham Words, in association with Kett’s Books, is celebrating the relaunching of the festival with four days of events featuring well known writers such as Louis de Bernières and Jean McNeil, and a special celebration reading by four of the region’s outstanding prize-winning poets complete with music. Full details of the programme can be found at the Wymondham Words website