Saturday 21st March
Bromsberrow Village Hall,
Full details will be published
Other Events of Interest
Gloucestershire Libraries Remembers WW1: F.W. Harvey: The First World War’s POW Poet
Grant Repshire will give a talk on F.W. Harvey, including readings of his poetry by The Harvey Society. This is an opportunity to find out more about local Forest poet F. W. Harvey and his war time experiences and poetry. Grant Repshire recently catalogued the F.W. Harvey Archive at Gloucestershire Archives and is currently working on his Phd thesis entitled FW Harvey and the First World War. His talk will begin with a short look at the life of F.W. Harvey, followed by a description of the F.W. Harvey papers and how they were discovered and made available at Gloucestershire Archives. The talk will then present new information that has been discovered about the poet through his papers, with a particular emphasis on his place in the canon of First World War poetry as ‘The POW Poet’.
All welcome - free event - refreshments provided.
3:30pm on Saturday 18th October at Coleford Library.
For more details and pre-booking, please email Katrina Keir, the Gloucester Archives’ Local & Family History Librarian.
Walking Literature Workshop
Anna Stenning & Ruth Stacey
This workshop will address the recent flourishing of literature on walking, including that by Robert Macfarlane, Edward Thomas, Richard Mabey, Rebecca Solnitt and Linda Cracknell. The seminar will conclude with an hour-long walk to locations that may or may not be familiar to attendees, but which will be ‘defamiliarised’ through the process of literary walking, and will offer participants to test out their own ideas for walking-inspired writing.
Behind the Lines: A World War One Anthology
Gabriel Woolf & Linda Hart
Read from poetry and prose written by men and women, young and old, combatants and observers.
Hear their story in their own words.