Welcome to the ‘Wrexham Carnival of Words’ 2019

Celebrity Guest Authors

Alan Johnson

Former Government Minister Alan Johnson, talking about his latest book, the story of the musical soundtrack to his life.

Amanda Prowse

Amanda Prowse is the No.1 international bestselling author of over twenty books. Amanda will be talking about her unconventional route to becoming published.

Deborah Moggach

The hugely popular author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Heartbreak Hotel, and her latest novel Something to Hide, talks about her life, her characters and growing old disgracefully.

Clare Mulley

Best-selling author and historian Clare Mulley talks about the extraordinary larger-than-life story of Britain's Second World War Polish spy Krystyna Skarbek.

Literary Quiz

What the Dickens? A literary quiz with a little bit of everything. Do you think you know your Rebus from your Poirot or your Bilbo from your Aslan?

Peter Laws

Reverend Peter Laws talks about why we all seem to be so fascinated by the macabre.

Historical Fiction

Angus Donald, Matthew Harffy & Elaine Powell will fight their corners in My Era is Better Than Yours. Guest author Alison Weir.

Wrexham on my mind

Wrexham On My Mind will be the theme of this fabulous and popular event, celebrating the town’s past and present.

Elly Griffiths

Join bestselling crime writer Elly Griffiths as she talks through her career, influences and the Dr Ruth Galloway series.

Muddling Through Motherdom

Award-winning Wrexham playwright Peter Read presents a performance of his play Muddling Through Motherdom.

Murder Mystery night

Put your sleuthing skills to the test and experience what it’s like to investigate the most serious of crimes at our nail-biting Murder Mystery evening.

Poetry with Myrddin ap Dafydd

Myrddin will read poems he is collecting for his latest poetry book, Pentref Du, Pentref Gwyn.

Viva Voce

Open mic for poets and writers who wish to read or perform their work. The evening is a celebration of the spoken word in English and in Welsh.

Lunch Time Events

Gail Young

Playwright Gail Young gives us a taste of the inspiration for her hugely successful stage productions.

Debbie Young

An Amazon best-selling author Debbie Young tlks about the joys of writing 'Cosy Mysteries' and the role of humour in crime writing.

The Real Elihu Yale

David Ebsworth telling the true story of Elihu Yale through the eyes of his much-maligned and almost entirely forgotten wife.

After the First Draft

Author Laura Wilkinson – “After the First Draft – How to refine and shape your manuscript into memorable fiction”

Alison Layland

Author of Someone Else’s Conflict and Riverflow in conversation with Caroline Oakley, Editor at Honno Press.

Your book to a film or TV

Creative Producer Julia Berg of J.Berg Films – “How to shape a strong story idea into a film or TV series"

Forensic Science for your novel

Forensic Science Lecturer Amy Rattenbury – “Research into Forensic Science for your novel”

Walking & Kid’s Storytelling

A fun family walk with following an easy footpath route and some shelter along the way to accommodate children's storytelling

Marty Jopson

The One Show’s resident scientist Marty Jopson takes us on a mouth-watering tour of the twenty-first century kitchen and the everyday food miracles that we all take for granted and as detailed in his latest book.

Martine Bailey

Author of Erddig-inspired An Appetite for Violets, as she unveils her new historical murder mystery, The Almanack.

A few reviews and testimonials from last years events

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