BEWDLEY bookworms are invited to a day literature and history talks in a special summer event which features a talk from radio star and writer Stuart Maconie.

The first Literary Day hosted by Bewdley Festival will take place on Saturday September 29 at St George’s Hall and will feature talks from three diverse writers.

At 8pm, BBC Radio 6 presenter and best-selling author Stuart Maconie will be holding a talk, who currently hosts a weekday afternoon show alongside Mark Radcliffe, and the weekend programmes The Freak Zone and The Freakier Zone.

As well as his presence on the airwaves, he has also produced several books on travel, culture, social history and music including ‘Cider with Roadies’ and ‘Never mind the Quantocks.’

Guests in the afternoon can enjoy tea and cakes alongside a talk from best-selling author Gill Paul at 2pm who will discuss her latest novel ‘Another Woman’s Husband’ - which makes links between Wallis Simpson, later Duchess of Windsor, and Diana, Princess of Wales.

Bewdley writer Heather Flack will kick-off the day at 11am with a talk about local history, the Normans, and the battles she encountered publishing her third book.

Bewdley Festival hope to hold quarterly Literary Days in the future, to continue the societies previous Bewdley Book Week.

People can book tickets for the three individual events online from