Become a Festival Helper

We rely on our team of volunteers to keep the festival running smoothly. 

If you’re interested in helping out at the next festival please send us a message using the form or email

Our volunteers help with:

  • Setting up our venues.
  • Meeting authors and helping them during the event.
  • Helping visitors with transport and directions.
  • Checking and selling tickets for events.

Thank you for considering this, we appreciate your interest.

Apply Online

Our sponsors

Visit Hillbrush

Visit Hillbrush is a unique visitor centre where you can come to browse and purchase products in our homeware shop, enjoy the locally sourced food in our spacious and airy restaurant, grab a coffee from our master baristas and even learn about the history of brush-making and Hillbrush everywhere you turn in our exciting, first-of-its-kind brush-making museum. We are the perfect venue for families looking for activities in Wiltshire, or travellers looking for a comfortable, friendly stop.

Compton Smith Interiors

Suppliers of well-known specialist Paints, Wallpapers and Fabrics. (Farrow & Ball, Little Greene, Colefax & Fowler, Zoffany, Kate Forman and many more brands) Full interior design service. Making up of Curtains and Blinds, Loose Covers and Re-upholstery. Interior Decorating Consultancy.

Thank you

The Mere Literary Festival wishes to thank the Mere Lecture Hall Grant Committee, IT Ambulance, Stable Design Taunton, Charlie Allfrey, Eamon Ross, Lesley Traves, Steve Hawkins.