Principal Sponsor

From 3 November • Taunton • Somerset

Welcome to the 7th Taunton Literary Festival, an exciting programme of events, presented by Brendon Books, Taunton’s independent bookshop.

As in previous years the festival will be jam-packed with book talks, performances and workshops. Look out for events as they become available. A full programme of events will be available from 1 August but many events can be booked in advance as they become available. See below.

The festival runs from 3rd November and we look forward to seeing you there.

Some of the events featured this year

Paula Byrne

The Genius of Jane Austen

Martin Bell

War and the Death of News

Terry Waite

Out of the Silence

Joann Fletcher

The Story of Egypt

Alan Johnson

The Long and Winding Road

Andy Hamilton

The Star Witness

Tickets for the events are available to purchase directly from Brendon Books or online via Ticket Source below.

Also, please see associate events at the bottom of the page where tickets should be purchased direct from the venue.

Events (including pre-festival events)

Associate Events

4 November. Shakespeare Aloud of Wellington will once again be reading a complete Shakespeare play, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, from 10.00 am at Taunton Library. All are welcome to participate even if for just a few minutes. Contact details:

13 November. Handmade Books Bookbinding Workshop. Learn traditioonal skills and make two different books. Workshop with professional bookbinder Megan Stallworthy. All materials supplied. 10am-4pm. at Taunton Library Meeting Room. Tickets £40. To book email or telephone 07582 783965

Event Sponsors:

Bath Place Taunton Somerset TA1 4ER
01823 337742