Planning is now underway for the 2021 Edward Thomas Literary Festival. This will take the form of ‘live’ and ‘digital’ events between Monday 27 September and Sunday 3rd October 2021.
The Festival is being run in conjunction with Petersfield Museum. Details will appear on their website in due course as participants are confirmed.
Events during the week commencing 27 September are likely to be mainly evening sessions. From Friday there will be sessions during the day. Saturday will be a full day of talks and readings, culminating in a joint session with the Robert Frost Society in America and the Edward Thomas Fellowship.
Sunday is an additional day added for 2021. As it coincides with the inauguration of the Memorial Stone on the Shoulder of Mutton (2 October 1937) there will be a walk to the Memorial Stone in the morning (the rare photographs below show it being installed a few days before unveiling) followed by two closing talks in Steep in the afternoon.