The 2018 programme for Wrexham’s Carnival of Words has been announced and it’s bigger and better than ever before.

Now in its fourth year the line-up includes stars such as The Sunday Times bestselling author C.L Taylor, young adult author Emma Carroll and bestselling crime novelist Vaseem Khan, so literary fans will not be disappointed!

Events will be held at venues across Wrexham between Saturday, April 21 and Saturday, April 28.

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

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.”

Download the 2018 programme HERE

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. This year the mystery is The Wenlock Mummy by Elly Griffiths (A Dr Ruth Galloway investigation). The event will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 25th April. Be sure to get your tickets quick!

Celebrating the spoken word
Fancy showcasing your work in an evening celebrating the spoken word? Viva Voce, an open mic night for poets and writers, will be held at Saith Seren on Thursday 26th April at 7.30pm.


Fantastic event at Ty Pawb!
The two halves of the number one crime-writing team known as Nicci French (Nicci Gerrard and Sean French) have been hugely successful for more than twenty years. They will talk about the various challenges of their writing life: the background to their psychological thrillers; creating the Frieda Klein series and the challenge of literary collaboration – while still staying married!

If this whets your appetite – 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.

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