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An ‘Edward Thomas Weekend’ in Petersfield, 6 – 8 October 2023

The Edward Thomas Fellowship is pleased to bring an ‘Edward Thomas Weekend’ to Petersfield this October with a mix of online, online and in person, and walking events over the course of the weekend.

On Friday 6 October in the evening (UK time) join members of the Edward Thomas Fellowship and the Robert Frost Society for a transatlantic online discussion about the two poets who were also great friends.

This will be the fourth such gathering and this year will look at the influences of Hampshire and New Hampshire on both men.

On Saturday 7 October, at The Avenue Pavilion, Petersfield, and online we will be holding a full day of talks and poetry readings inspired by the life and work of Edward Thomas and other poets and writers of that period. You can also hear also about how Edward Thomas was already writing about Climate change over 100 years ago.

Bring your walking boots and wind up the weekend on Sunday morning with a Walk – when we will also be joined by participants in the 2023 Petersfield Walking Festival – from Bedales School to The Bee House, where Thomas wrote mush of his prose and poetry between 1909 and 1916 via the Shoulder of Mutton Hill and back to Steep.

Further details and booking instructions may be found here.

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