Wymondham set to hold third annual literary festival

A south Norfolk town is gearing up to host its third annual literary event.

Wymondham Words, a festival of writing, drama and storytelling, runs from September 15-23.

The festival makes use of the town's historic buildings with recitals and workshops in the Green Dragon pub, Wymond-ham Arts Centre, the Baptist Church and the old Regal cinema. It starts with poetry busking in the market place and will finish with two ghost stories read by candlelight.

Festival chairman George Szirtes said: 'The festival is growing and it will be interesting to see what happens this year. There is a good variety in this year's programme, there is something for everyone and the location of the events is important – they add to the atmosphere.

'There's theatre-based poetry, busking and this year we have introduced crime writing.'


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Novelist Rose Tremain is headlining the event where she will launch her new book, Merivel: A Man of His Time.

Youngsters are being encouraged to get involved with a workshop, Catching Dreams with Pocahontas, which explores Norfolk's American connections and gives children a chance to make their own Native American dream catcher.

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For more information and for a full programme see www.wymondhamarts.com or follow the festival on twitter @WymondhamWords

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