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About Us

About Us

The Yeovil Literary Festival presents an exciting programme of literature, comedy and arts events from well-known literary figures, comedians, celebrities and exciting new writers. The festival is a not-for-profit partnership between The Octagon Theatre & Westlands Entertainment Venue(part of South Somerset District Council), Waterstones, Yeovil Community Arts Association and Somerset Library Service.

The first festival in 2013 sold 2,500 tickets for events including Sir Tony Robinson, Mary Berry, Michael Morpurgo, Santa Montefiore, Paddy Ashdown, Rula Lenska, Artemis Cooper, David & Carrie Grant, Dame Jenni Murray, Wendy Cope, Jeremy Hardy and many others. Since then the Yeovil Literary Festival has gone from strength to strength and has welcomed even more inspirational artists and events to South Somerset every year.

Festival Directors (Right to Left): Liz Pike - Yeovil Community Arts Association,
Marcus Bishop - Waterstones, Yeovil, Emma Mercer - Yeovil Library, Adam Burgan - Arts & Entertainment Venues Manager, The Octagon Theatre & Westlands (SSDC).

This annual event is intended to grow in size and profile to become a major event and a leading festival for the South West.