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Edward Thomas Literary Festival – 2022

Join us for an inspirational four days of talks, readings, music, plays, discussion and debate as Petersfield Museum and The Edward Thomas Fellowship bring you the third Edward Thomas Literary […]

Join us for an inspirational four days of talks, readings, music, plays, discussion and debate as Petersfield Museum and The Edward Thomas Fellowship bring you the third Edward Thomas Literary Festival. This four-day event (6th – 9th October 2022) 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 renowned poets, writers, and academics taking part, including: Kathryn Bevis, Jessica Mookherjee, Yvonne Reddick, Ben Clark, Sasha Dugdale, Sir Andrew Motion, Daljit Nagra, and Ellora Sutton, this festival is not to be missed! The festival will also feature Petersfield Museum’s first ever Open Mic night! Framed around a beautiful rendition of Steve Marshalls ‘Out of the Wood of Thoughts’ for narration and recorder orchestra, conducted by Chris Burgess, this evening will celebrate creativity in a truly unique way.

We would like to thank Arts Council England and players of the National Lottery, without whose support we would not have been able to bring you such a stellar line up of participants.

The Edward Thomas Study Centre will be open on the 6th, 7th and 8th October between 10 am and 3.30 pm where not only can you immerse yourself in the wonderful collection of books (the Tim Wilton-Steer collection) we have, but there are also opportunities to buy new and ‘used’ books which we have on display. All proceeds from the sale of books in the Study Centre support the costs of running the Study Centre and caring for the collection.

Image copyright: Jeremy Mitchell and Petersfield Museum.

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