The 2019 programme for Wrexham’s Carnival of Words has been announced and it’s bigger and better than ever before.

Now in its fifth year the line-up includes stars such as The One Show’s resident scientist Marty Jopson, Former Government Minister Alan Johnson and the No 1 international bestselling author Amanda Prowse. As well as the hugely popular author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Deborah Moggah, queen of crime writing Elly Griffiths, Alison Weir bestselling historical fiction author, The Reverend Peter Laws and bestselling author and historian Clare Mulley. Literary fans will not be disappointed!


Events will be held at venues across Wrexham between Saturday 27th April and Saturday 4th May 2019.

The Wrexham Carnival of Words has been a resounding success since it was first held in 2015, with an increasing number of events, which have proved popular with local people.

“Come and join us!”

Shan Cooper, Libraries Lead said; “We are very excited about the programme that has been put together and I would like to encourage anyone who loves books and writing to come and join us during the week. There is definitely something for everyone.”

Take a look at the 2019 programme

Fancy solving a mystery?

Back by popular demand, Wrexham Library will host another Murder Mystery as part of the carnival, which is sure to be another sell-out. Put your sleuthing skills to the test and experience what it is like to investigate the most serious of crimes at our nail-biting Murder Mystery evening. Join us as you play detective for the night and help to figure out ‘whodunit?’

Tempted?  What are you waiting for? Get your tickets today!

Tickets prices vary but many events are free. You can buy them from Wrexham Library or online via the Wrexham Council website.

More details and the full programme can be found on or follow the festival on Facebook and twitter, #WrexhamCarnivalofWords.

The closing date for 2019 nursery school applications is February 22