Wrexham Carnival of Words 2016

2016 Wrexham Carnival of WordsThe Wrexham Carnival of Words 2016 ran from Saturday 7 May to Saturday 14 May. You can find out more about the events that took place by following the links below. 

You can also check out our 2017 page to find out what happened at the 2017 Carnival.

Literary Bus

Aled Lewis Evans

Coach tour visiting local areas of importance in Welsh language literature – ID Hooson in Rhos, Bryan Martin Davies in Ruabon, Dafydd ab Edmwnd in Hanmer. Then the bus will travel to Whittington and the border area, the setting of the ninth century cycle of poems Canu Heledd, and we… Read more

Scary Stories!


Want to feel a shiver down your spine? Local author, Marie Anne Cope, has been favourably compared with James Herbert (The Magic Cottage etc) and now brings us a sneak peek of her début novel, Bonds. So come along and hear how the saga begins. After the reading, Marie will… Read more

Anthony McGowan

Donut Diaries

Donut Diaries, Henry Tumour and The Knife That Killed Me Anthony McGowan talks about his award-winning stories for young adults. Be enthralled, amused and entertained by one of the most acclaimed young adult authors writing today. Anthony McGowan Donut Diaries, Henry Tumour a The Knife That Killed Me Anthony McGowan yn… Read more

Live at Eagles Meadow!

Cartoon choir

Marie Anne Cope: Local author, Marie Anne Cope, will send shivers down your spine with a reading for her début novel, Bonds. Jacqui Blore: Jacqui Blore, the Story Teller, narrates Julia Donaldson’s The Gruffalo. Join in the story, and meet all your favourite characters. Jude Lennon: Jude Lennon (Little Lamb… Read more

Image and Word Workshop

Enjoy working in groups with prizewinning photographer and poet Rona Campbell. Photograph Wrexham town and create poems to go with your images. Perform and exhibit your work in Wrexham Library. Age: 16+. What to bring with you: digital camera (and know how to work it); notebook & pen; suitable clothes for… Read more

Robert Low

Robert Low: Viking

Fans of Ragnar Lothbrok! You’ve seen the TV series Vikings, now hear best-selling author Robert Low (the Oathsworn series) talk about the series, the realities of Viking daily life, their legacy, and the joys of writing about this period. Robert Low. Dilynwyr Ragnar Lothbrok! Rydych chi wedi gweld y gyfres deledu,… Read more

Murder Mystery with Martin Edwards

Golden Age of Murder

Wrexham Library will be hosting a Victorian murder mystery evening on Tuesday 10 May. The mystery offers participants the chance to show who is the best detective in Wrexham, and there will be book prizes for the three winners. The mystery, entitled Who Killed George Hargrave?, is written by award-winning… Read more

Anne O’Brien

Anne O'Brien

What do we know of Joanna of Navarre, Queen Consort of King Henry IV? Come and meet her with Anne O’Brien, as she encourages Queen Joanna to step from the shadows of medieval history. A tale of heart-breaking choices, of brave decisions, of happiness and ultimate tragedy. And of witchcraft… Read more

Lucienne Boyce


You’ve seen the film Suffragette, now hear about the remarkable part played by David Lloyd George – who appears as a character in the film – in the women’s suffrage campaign, and the role of North Wales women in the fight for the vote! Novelist and historian Lucienne Boyce talks… Read more