The small town of Mere, positioned at the western edge of Salisbury Plain, hosts a literary festival each year. It is organised by volunteers and includes a range of events for adults and children, those living nearby and visitors. The highlights for the seventeenth Mere Literary Festival include:
PAUL KERENSA – So a Comedian walks into a Church
The popular comedian discusses his recently published diary revealing the true and hilarious ‘Confessions of a Kneel-Down Stand-Up’.
Monday 14 October Grove Building 7.30pm. £5 in advance £6 on the door.
TARQUIN OLIVIER – So Who’s Your Mother?
What’s it like growing up the son of a great actor? More off-stage stories from his published memoir by the son of Laurence Olivier.
Tuesday 15 October Grove Building 7.30pm. £5 in advance £6 on the door.
CHRIS McCULLY – Poetry Masterclass
A must for all with poetry in their hearts as acclaimed poet, Chris McCully, analyses poems submitted by local writers
Wednesday 16 October, Grove Building 2.30pm. Retiring donations.
AN EVENING WITH DAMIEN LEWIS
One of Britain’s ‘20 Favourite Authors’, Damien Lewis has topped best-seller lists worldwide and has 29 books listed on ‘Good Reads’. He discusses his work including his latest book, ‘Zero Six Bravo’.
Friday 17 October, Grove Buildings 7.30pm. £5 in advance £6 on the door
CHILDREN’S EVENT with award-winning author GILLIAN CROSS
A free event at the library, tickets required
Saturday 18 October, 2.15pm
For the full programme, click here. Tickets available from Mere Library 01747 860546 or the Festival Organiser 01747 860475