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Winter Words Festival 2022

Introducing our 18th Winter Words Festival, with guests including Denise Welsh, Alexander McCall Smith and Denise Mina

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Welcome to the Winter Words Festival 2022 – a fantastic week-long celebration of all things literary.

We are thrilled to announce there will be an eighteenth Winter Words Festival for 2022. Following the success of our virtual event in 2021, we have created a week-long programme complete with interviews, Q&As and discussion, all on our virtual auditorium stage and beamed straight into your home!

Winter Words is live and interactive again this year, and will bring together well-known and well-loved authors, playwrights, poets, adventurers, broadcasters and TV personalities in one virtual place. And we are continuing our ALL ACCESS package – as a Winter Words Lover, you can join all 14 online events PLUS receive recordings of them all to watch at your leisure after the Festival, from 21 February to 7 March.

All Access Package

We have crafted a great value All Access Package for you to enjoy throughout Winter Words Festival 2022 week.  It gives you access to all 14 events and is available for £71.50 per household, a fantastic saving and a very popular offer at last years event.

To purchase the All Access Package, just add all the events to your basket and your discount will be applied automatically at the checkout.


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Have you had a peek at What’s On?  We have a show for everyone – Inside, Outside and Online.  

What’s On

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Take a look at our Winter Words Festival Programme