Wrexham Carnival of Words 2018

Wrexham Carnival of Words 2018The Wrexham Carnival of Words 2018 will run from Saturday 21 April to Saturday 28 April 2018.

Find out more about the events programme by following the links below.

You can also search the site, view the events by date, or browse by speaker and genre, by using the tools in the right-hand sidebar.

Wrexham On My Mind

Wrexham town centre

Saturday 21 April, 11am Tŷ Pawb Wrexham On My Mind will be the theme of this fabulous opening event, celebrating the town’s past and present, with performances of writing compiled by relay teams of local poets, school students and our senior citizens, plus songs from the Wrexham Community Choir. Tickets… Read more

Phil Rickman

Phil Rickman

Interviewed by Paul Jeorrett Saturday 21 April, 1pm Wrexham Library Phil Rickman is the author of the Merrily Watkins mysteries, exploring what contemporary exorcists really do. He has also written several novels of the paranormal including two about Elizabethan magician John Dee. He has single-handedly made Herefordshire the darkest county… Read more

Nicci French

Nicci French

Saturday 21 April, 7pm Tŷ Pawb The two halves of the number one crime-writing team known as Nicci French (Nicci Gerrard and Sean French) have been hugely successful for more than twenty years. They’ll talk about the various challenges of their writing life: the background to their psychological thrillers; creating… Read more

Red Planet Dreams

Sunday 22 April, 7pm St Giles Church, Wrexham Award-winning Welsh science fiction author, Alastair Reynolds, will take you on a journey to Mars, telling yarns about the way the Red Planet has been imagined by scientists and authors alike. But this is also about the new dream, the possibilities that… Read more

Green Fingers and Great Reads


Monday 23 April, 4.30pm Bellis Brothers Restaurant, Holt A panel of celebrated local gardeners talk about their favourite garden-related books, and about Wrexham’s great gardening heritage and projects, as well as answering some or all of your gardening questions – with a mulch of fine poetry applied for good measure… Read more

Vaseem Khan

Tuesday 24 April, 6.30pm Wrexham Library Best-selling crime novelist Vas Khan chats about the background to his Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series of light-hearted novels, featuring Inspector Chopra and his sidekick, an adopted baby elephant! Vas may also share some of his secrets about crime writing in general. Tickets £5.00… Read more

Murder Mystery Night

Murder Mystery

The Wenlock Mummy by Elly Griffiths (a Dr Ruth Galloway investigation) Wednesday 25 April, 7pm Wrexham Library Welcome to Wenlock Hall, which has one of the most important privately owned collections of Egyptian artefacts in the country. Unfortunately, Lord Arthur Wenlock has been found lying beside the ‘Mummy’s Tomb’ with… Read more