Wrexham’s Carnival of Words is our annual celebration of great storytelling. Organised through Wrexham’s Library Services and a small team of volunteers, the festival runs from 23rd to 30th April.
Last month’s edition covered a few highlights from the first half of the week. But the rest? Read on!
Tickets for all the following events are £10 and start at 7pm unless otherwise stated.
Monday 25 April 2pm
Sunday Times bestselling author Milly Johnson is one of the UK’s top 10 female fiction authors. The Woman in the Middle, her 19th novel, is a poignant and relatable story about family, responsibility and trying to balance looking after your ageing parents and grown-up children as part of the “sandwich generation”.
Monday 25 April
Carys Davies joins us for this live event to talk about the background to her latest book, The Mission House, and perhaps a few hints about what the future might hold for the author of the Sunday Times 2020 Novel of the Year.
Tuesday 26 April, 7pm – free tickets available from Wrexham Library
Viva Voce is a bilingual spoken word event. The evening will host an array of talented poets and writers to read their work to an audience.
Murder Mystery with Kate Ellis
Wednesday 27 April
Back by popular demand! Join us as you play detective for the night and help figure out whodunnit. Bestselling crime writer Kate Ellis will also be making a guest appearance.
Due to popular demand, the Festival Ticket does NOT include the Murder Mystery. You will need to buy a separate ticket for this event.
Thursday 28 April
Bethan has written over 40 top-rated books in Welsh and is known for her “easy reading” style and sense of humour. Join us to hear more about Prawf Mot and her other books on a range of subjects, from sexy witches to Welsh learners.
This event is in the Welsh language.
Thursday 28 April, 2pm
Local writer Simon McCleave is the author of the best-selling DI Ruth Hunter crime-thriller series, beginning with The Snowdonia Killings. Join Simon as he talks about the success of this series.
Friday 29 April
Sarah Hilary’s debut, Someone Else’s Skin, won Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year and was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick. Come and listen to Sarah talking about her writing process and what inspires her to write these chilling novels.
Saturday 30 April, 11am – free tickets available from Wrexham Library
North Wales writers – authors, poets, songwriters, bloggers and journalists – participate in some fabulous panels. These free sessions run between 11am and 12.30pm, and then from 1.30pm until 3pm. There’s all this, plus open mic readings, music and a Marketplace where you can browse the books written by so much of our local talent.
Saturday 30 April
Alan is a regular and firm favourite at our Wrexham Carnival of Words. Now, he is turning his pen to fiction for the first time and joining us to discuss his first crime novel, The Late Train to Gypsy Hill – a fast-paced and fabulous thriller.
Thank you for reading ‘Wrexham’s Carnival of Words 2022: “Literally” Amazing! ‘. These are highlights only, and there’s so much more. Meanwhile, you can pick up tickets for individual events or a great value Festival Ticket from Wrexham Library or at wrexham.gov.uk/carnival.
Click here for part one of our Carnival of Words round-up
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