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E-Newsnote – Edward Thomas Literary Festival

There will be two Bulletins this month. This one brings exciting news about the inaugural, digital, Edward Thomas Literary Festival, and how you may book tickets to attend the sessions, and a second one will follow as soon as possible with final news about the delayed Birthday Walk and Fellowship AGM.

 

 

The Edward Thomas Literary Festival – Thursday 1 October to Saturday 3 October 2020

This inspirational three days of talks, walks, screenings, readings, discussion and debate can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home as Petersfield Museum and The Edward Thomas Fellowship bring you the inaugural Edward Thomas Literary Festival.

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The Edward Thomas Literary Festival

THE EDWARD THOMAS LITERARY FESTIVAL – a digital experience

1st October, 2020 – 3rd October, 2020

Join us for an inspirational three days of talks, walks, screenings, readings, discussion and debate all from the comfort of your own home as Petersfield Museum and The Edward Thomas Fellowship digitally bring you the inaugural Edward Thomas Literary Festival.

This three-day digital event (1st-3rd October) takes the life and work of Edward Thomas and expands and explores not only his own literary work but how he has inspired others, his love of nature and his sense of place and belonging.

With over 20 renowned poets, writers, and academics taking part, including: Daljit Nagra, Kathryn Bevis, Matthew Hollis, Imtiaz Dharker, the Robert Frost Society and featuring ‘Two poets in conversation: Michael Longley and Andrew Motion’, it is going to be a series of events not to be missed.

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Edward Cawston Thomas Poetry Competition 2020 winning poems

The winning poems have now been announced by our judge, Jane Draycott, whose report may be read by following the link at the foot of this page.

The winning poem is ‘The Reader’ by Sue Davies.

The joint second prizes go to Elena Croitoru for her poem ‘Playground’ and to Jo Peters for her poem ‘snowfall’.

Poems by

James Driver, Peter Challis, Karin van Heerden, Laura Potts, Virginia Astley and Wendy Manning were all Highly Commended.

To read the prize-winning poems please follow this link Edward Cawston Thomas Poetry Competition 2020 winning poems

You can now read Jane’s report by following this link – Edward Thomas Fellowship Poetry Competition 2020 – Judge’s Report_JDraycottContinue Reading