Coffee with…

This is an occasional Q & A feature we run in the weeks leading up to the Festival, and once it is over. We hope it will whet your appetite for the treats in store by offering an insight into what inspires some of the diverse people who give the Wells Festival of Literature its unique flavour.

Coffee with Richard Manning - Well Festival of Literature

Coffee with Richard Manning

The new Chairman of WFL shares his thoughts… How do you take your coffee? Strong and black and piping hot, ideally made in an Italian Bialetti on the hob. What makes your day a great day?  I divide my working … Read More

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Coffee with Alison Moore

Coffee with Alison Moore

How do you take your coffee? Black, no sugar. What makes a great day? Other than a good day’s work, a favourite way to spend a day is with family exploring somewhere new, including trying the local beer. Is there … Read More

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John O'Farrell

Coffee with John O’Farrell

See him on 22nd October at 3.30pm. How do you take your coffee? My wife Jackie recently bought me an Italian coffee machine and a grinder and everything, so the ritual of doing it properly is a useful bit of … Read More

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Sue and Richard Leworthy

Coffee with Sue and Richard Leworthy

Rock House Dental Practice, sponsors of Austentatious  How do you take your coffee Fresh, and quite a few times during the day. We get it from local suppliers Martin Carwardine & Co, from Wells market. We really enjoy their Kenya … Read More

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Cathy (l) and Sue

Coffee with Cathy Morris-Adams and Sue McCartney

Event sponsors Lodestone How do you take your Coffee? Cathy: Flat white preferably at Tatams overlooking the sea at Portscatho in Cornwall. Sue: skinny latte usually on the move What makes your day a great day? Cathy: Always happy if … Read More

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WFL | Bryony Jayne Brook

Coffee with Bryony Jayne Brook

Bryony – Radio Presenter @FromeFM, music journalist and blogger, ForgottenBee How do you take your coffee? Well, I love Caffé Mocha or Mochaccino with a hint of dark chocolate and powdered cocoa powder sprinkled on top in a coffee bean … Read More

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Stephen Carroll

Coffee with Stephen Carroll

Being shortlisted in our 2015 Poetry Competition inspired him to publish Toll Road… How do you take your Coffee? I’m afraid you’ll have to order for me. I’m not familiar with Flat Whites and Americanos. I don’t know what they … Read More

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Helen with some of her pupils

Coffee with Helen Burchell

Headteacher – West Pennard Primary School How do you take your coffee? White with no sugar….and with a biscuit for a treat! What makes your day a great day? A great day is a day when a child comes to … Read More

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Greta Stoddart

Coffee with Greta Stoddart

2016 Poetry Competition Judge How do you take your Coffee? Milk (cold and not too much) – no sugar. One cup a day. Sometime between 10.45 and 11.30, but not before or after. That’s the only time I want it. … Read More

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Ann Cook in her garden

Coffee with Ann Cook

Our very first Friend of Wells Festival of Literature How do you take your coffee? Dark with frothy milk, no sugar What makes your day a great day? A prolonged lunch with family or friends, a June evening in my garden, listening … Read More

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