Welcome to the ‘Wrexham Carnival of Words’ 2018

A Few Reviews and Testimonials

The 2018 List of Guest Authors

Phil Rickman

Phil Rickman is the author of the Merrily Watkins mysteries, exploring what contemporary exorcists really do.

Nicci French

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.

C.L. Taylor

The Sunday Times bestselling author of five psychological thrillers, will be discussing how she began her career.

Vaseem Khan

Vaseem Khan is the author of the Times-bestselling Baby Ganesh Detective Agency crime series featuring Indian detective Ashwin Chopra and his baby elephant sidekick.

Aled Lewis Evans

Following the success of last year’s Retrospective, here is a brand new selection of readings from Aled Lewis Evans.

Emma Carroll

Gripping young adults author, Emma Carroll, sweeps you back in time with her evocative Second World War novel, 'Letters from the Lighthouse'.

Alastair Reynolds

Cancelled - Alastair will take you on a journey to Mars, telling yarns about the way the Red Planet has been imagined by scientists and authors alike.

Mark Davies

Mark shares his insights into the extraordinary life of the adventurer James Sadler, the first Englishman to fly. 

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.

Historical Fiction Night

A panel of fabulous historical fiction authors (Matthew Harffy, Carol McGrath, Michael Jecks and Tony Riches) will fight their corners in My Era is Better Than Yours. 

Wrexham Workers' Poem

This year more local workplaces will be involved in a collective effort to write the 2018 Wrexham Workers’ Poem.

Murder Mystery night

The Wenlock Mummy by Elly Griffiths (a Dr Ruth Galloway investigation). Welcome to Wenlock Hall, which has one of the most important privately owned collections of Egyptian artefacts in the country. 

Shakespeare Hot Under the collar

The 'Company of Voices' present four favourite excerpts from Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night’s Dream:

Green Fingers and Great Reads

A panel of celebrated local gardeners talk about their favourite garden-related books, and about Wrexham’s great gardening heritage and projects.

Wrexham on my mind

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

Children’s Storytime

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