Gallery from 2019

Become a Festival Friend

The annual cost is £12.00 per adult or £20.00 per couple living at the same address.

Join the Friends

The Friends of the Festival will provide much needed support to the organisers which will help to attract writers and promote the festival.

  • Advance delivery to your door of the festival programme.
  • Advance priority booking of tickets, up to one week ahead and a maximum of 2 tickets per person. Unlimited events.
  • Priority seating where applicable.
  • Invitation to attend the annual Friend’s Party.
  • Occasionally Literary Events are held throughout the year which are open only to ‘Friends’ and their guests, unlimited numbers.
  • The opportunity to become involved with the Mere Literary Festival.

Raising funds for the Link Scheme

The 2019 Festival has donated in excess of £4,000 to the M&DLS with reserves to reinvest in the 2020 Mere Literary Festival.

The Mere Literary Festival is the fundraising arm of the Mere & District Link Scheme (Registered Charity No. 1062328) which is a local voluntary group based in Mere.

This scheme provides transport at times of need for hospital appointments, which are not covered by the local ambulance or Medicar services, as well as helping people with shopping and other visits to enhance an individual’s quality of life.

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Authors & Books from 2019

Participating authors in 2019 included Catherine Bailey, Paul Hooley, Ruth Wilson, Julie Becket, Harriet Sandys, Keith Stuart, Nick Perry, Josie Goodbody, Clare Empson and Adrian Dangar.

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Helping at Mere Literary Festival

Thank you to all our volunteers that help to keep our festival running smoothly. If you’re interested in volunteering for the 2020 festival, follow the link below for more information about what help we need and how you can get involved.

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Thank you to our sponsors

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Thank you to our advertisers

Compton Smith, Farnfields, Body Talk, The Spread Eagle, Clarkes Auctioneers, Hill Brush Company, HJ Chalke, Squeaky Clean, Howell Landscaping, Hayley’s Hair Design, Sprout & Flower, Mere Osteopathy. The Mere Literary Festival also wishes to thank, Mere Lecture Hall Grant Committee, IT Ambulance, Stable Design Taunton, Charlie Allfrey, Eamon Ross, Lesley Traves, Steve Hawkins.