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Creative Writing and Poetry on the Pier

Date: Tuesday, 04 June 2019
Time(s): 10:30 to 12:00

Type: History and Heritage

Booking Required: Yes


Join Jurassic Coast (UNESCO World Heritage Site) poet-in-residence, Sarah Acton for a gentle morning of creative writing and poetry on the pier. On the theme of journeys, we’ll connect creativity and writing to sense of place by finding out more about the pier as a place where so many journeys started and ended by paddle steamer and local railway, weaving memory and imagination to travel together on the page. We’ll see Swanage Bay from the pier’s-eye-view, working with the outdoor creative process and the natural landscape to inspire and stimulate. With readings, prompts and reflection, we will write and share journey-inspired words. All levels and abilities welcome.

These walking workshops take place outdoors, walking at a slow and gentle pace along the pier with seating and frequent rest stops on route. Please dress for the weather and bring a pencil and paper to write on. You may also like to bring a cushion. If the weather is too wild and woolly to hold onto our paper and pens, we will move indoors and use the classroom.

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