Wrexham Carnival of Words 2017

Wrexham Carnival of Words 2017

The Wrexham Carnival of Words 2017 ran from Saturday 29 April to Saturday 6 May, and built on the success of the two previous years.

You can find out more about the events that took place by following the links below.

Crime Writers and Coppers

Lisa Cutts & Simon Booker

Saturday 29 April, 2pm Wrexham Library Go behind the scenes of a real-life murder investigation AND get the inside track on writing prime time crime drama for TV. Meet Lisa Cutts, award-winning author of the Nina Foster crime novels and police officer with the Serious Crime Directorate, and Simon Booker, author… Read more

Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris

Saturday 29 April, 7pm Catrin Finch Centre, Wrexham Glyndŵr University Best-selling author, Joanne Harris (Chocolat, the Rune series, Blackberry Wine, Gentlemen & Players), believes that real life is nowhere near as plausible as fiction, and proves the point when she talks about the background that inspired her latest novel, Different… Read more

Aled Lewis Evans: Retrospective

Aled Lewis Evans

Tuesday 2 May, 7.30pm Catrin Finch Centre, Wrexham Glyndŵr University Bilingual presentation. A bilingual journey through twenty books of Wrexham-based Aled’s work, featuring writing in many genres from four decades. Aled will be reading his work, supported by archive video and sound clips. Come and enjoy this retrospective look at his… Read more

A Quick Guide to Becoming an Author

Becoming an Author

Wednesday 3 May, 1pm Wrexham Library Join Disney Winnie the Pooh Laureate for the North West and Amazon Best Selling children’s author, Jude Lennon, for a workshop that offers some advice about how to become an author. Jude will share her own experiences and some top tips on self-publishing. She… Read more

Reading of Wrexham Workers’ Poem


Wednesday 3 May, 7pm Gwersyllt Community Resource Centre The 2016 Wrexham Workers’ Poem was a popular success at last year’s Carnival of Words. This year, more local workplaces will be involved in a collective effort to write the 2017 Wrexham Workers’ Poem, with the finalised verses being performed as a… Read more

Alan Johnson: ‘The Long and Winding Road’

Alan Johnson

Wednesday 3 May, 7pm Gwersyllt Community Resource Centre Author David Ebsworth interviews former Government Minister, Alan Johnson, about the latest of his best-selling books, The Long and Winding Road. Preceded by a reading of the Wrexham Workers’ Poem. Tickets £8.00 Wrexham Library: 01978 292090 Waterstones: 01978 357444   Alan Johnson… Read more

Viva Voce – with Alys Conran

Alys Conran

Thursday 4 May, 7.30pm Saith Seren, Wrexham Viva Voce is an acknowledged stage in Wrexham as an open mic for poets and writers who wish to read or perform their work. The night is presented by Aled Lewis Evans, and is a celebration of the spoken word in English and… Read more