Yeovil Library Hosts Fifth Yeovil Literary Festival

Top authors will descend on Somerset next week as the County Council’s library helps host the town’s fifth Yeovil Literary Festival.

The 2017 Festival takes place from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 October with a packed programme of great authors, comedians, entertainers and broadcasters.

Councillor David Hall, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Resources and Economic Development, said: “I’m sure this year’s Yeovil Literary Festival will build on the success of previous years. The programme is incredibly diverse and we look forward to people taking part and enjoying the events in Yeovil Library.”

The following authors will be appearing at Yeovil Library during the Festival:

Friday 27 October

  • Somerset authors Clare Donoghue and Chris Ewan will be leading a Crime Writing Workshop – 10am
  • Bestselling author Elizabeth Buchan and debut novelist Joy Rhoades will be discussing their new books set around World War II with author Margaret Graham – 12 noon
  • Award winning crime author Mark Billingham will be in conversation with Chris Ewan – 2pm
  • Crime authors Christopher Fowler, David Young and Sarah J Naughton (Murder in the Library) will be discussing their new books and how they write – 4pm

Saturday 28 October

  • Criminal Minds Reading Group – a special pop-up reading group to celebrate Stephen Booth’s visit to the Festival – 10am
  • Award winning crime author Stephen Booth will be talking about his new book – 12 noon
  • Somerset author Clare Donoghue will be talking about her new crime book set in Somerset Quantock Hills – 2pm

Yeovil Library is working in partnership with The Octagon Theatre, Waterstones Yeovil, and Yeovil Community Arts Association to host the fifth annual Yeovil Literary Festival.

Some of the Literary Festival events are free to attend, others there is a charge. Tickets are required.  For further information on the Yeovil Literary Festival 2017 programme including costs and booking tickets, please visit:  or telephone The Octagon Theatre Box Office 01935 422884.