Released On 30th Aug 2022


You are spoilt for choice this year at the Yeovil Literary Festival with over 50 names to choose from including well-known literary figures, comedians, celebrities and exciting new writers.

Yeovil Literary Festival takes place this year between Thursday 20th and Monday 24th October with events taking place at The Octagon Theatre, Westlands Entertainment Venue and Yeovil Library.

The full-up line for the festival has now been revealed, which includes Liz McConaghy, Tom Kerridge, Delia Smith, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Melanie C, Hugh Bonneville, Anton du Beke, Dr Thomas Halliday, Amy Jeffs, Janice Hallett, David Parker, Ben Okri, Simon Mayo, Brendan O’Carroll, Rich Hall plus many more.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Yeovil Literary Festival has been bringing writers, speakers and thinkers to entertain, inspire and enlighten audiences. The festival has gone from strength to strength and welcomed ever more inspirational artists and authors to Somerset with over 6,000 tickets sold for the 2021 festival.

Adam Burgan, one of the Festival Directors and also Arts & Entertainment Venues Manager at The Octagon Theatre & Westlands Entertainment Venue, said: “Yeovil Literary Festival has established itself as a major leading literary festival for the South West and I am thrilled that we have been able to put together such a fantastic line-up for this year. Not only does the Yeovil Literary Festival bring writers, speakers and thinkers to our doorstep in Somerset, it inspires the listeners of authors to pick up a book to improve brain connectivity, reduce stress and have a positive mental impact. All the directors and I hope you all can find much at the Yeovil Literary Festival to entertain and inspire you.”

The festival is a not-for-profit partnership between The Octagon Theatre & Westlands Entertainment Venue (part of South Somerset District Council), Waterstones Yeovil, the Yeovil Community Arts Association and Somerset Libraries.

Visit yeovilliteraryfestival.co.uk to view the full 2022 Yeovil Literary Festival line-up and to book your tickets or call the Box Office on 01935 422884. You can also pick up a Yeovil Literary Festival brochure from our venues from Tuesday 30 August.

Thank you to our 2022 Yeovil Literary Festival sponsors Symonds & Sampson, Laceys Yeovil Ltd, The Gardens Group, Grace Productions, Yeovil Community Arts Association, Chalmers & Co and Great Western Railway