5 - 26 November • Taunton • Somerset

Welcome to the 6th Taunton Literary Festival, an exciting programme of events, presented by Brendon Books, Taunton’s independent bookshop.

Once again, we have 21 days jam packed with events, featuring more than 40 authors, plus performances and workshops across a wide variety of subjects. This year we are celebrating the writing of Shakespeare. Join us for an introduction to his work and performances of key moments from the the plays, as well as some workshops. There’s something for everyone, so come along and get involved.

The festival runs from 5 to 26 November and we look forward to seeing you there.

Featuring This Year

David Owen

Cabinet's Finest Hour

Keggie Carew


Philip Eade

Evelyn Waugh, a Life Revisited

Prof Michael Smith

Shackleton: By Endurance we Conquer

Dawn Westcott

Wild Stallion Whispering

Nicola Tallis

Crown of Blood

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.


Associate Events

Monday 21 November 10 am - 4 pm. Bookbinding Workshop with Megan Stallworthy. £40
The venue is Taunton Library. At the workshop you will learn lots of bookbinding skills and techniques. All the materials and equipment are provided. Tools are available to buy at the end of the workshop and there are workshop notes to keep. Please book direct with Megan Stallworthy 07582 783965 /

Event Sponsors:

Bath Place Taunton Somerset TA1 4ER
01823 337742