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Upcoming Event: ‘Writing Places’ writing workshop with Virginia Astley: Gathering 1 at Hardy’s Cottage
Two writers have been found to creatively inhabit two of Britain’s most literary homes, as writers-in-residence. Virginia Astley, a Dorset-based poet, and Roselle Angwin, a Devon-based writer, will be starting their residencies at, respectively, Thomas Hardy’s Cottage and Agatha Christie’s Greenway this September.
Of the many treatises and books written on Bee Keeping in the eighteenth century, there is one written by a certain J. Isaac, secretary to the Apiarian Society, established at Exeter, a few miles up the road from the Parminter cousins at A La Ronde. Continue reading “The humming of bees at A La Ronde, or finding a way in… by Jane Feaver” »
I grew up in a house of things – driftwood, cassette tapes, coloured glass, families of trolls and all manner of things that might one day be useful. Continue reading “The Writer as Collector by Miriam Nash” »
Join author and Writer In Residence at A La Ronde, Jane Feaver on Saturday September 24th in a unique writing workshop – Resonant Objects and Feathers and Shells. Continue reading “Resonant Objects and Feathers and Shells” »
Watch Ian McMillan reading Kubla Khan at Coleridge Cottage in the anniversary year of it’s publication.
Coleridge Cottage glows with candlelight as the poet Ian McMillan reads Coleridge’s evocative poem ‘Frost at Midnight’ in front of the very place it is believed to have been written. The 17th Century cottage in Nether Stowey is now a Grade II listed building. After renting it in 1797 Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote many of his greatest works and it was here that the Romantic movement truly began during visits by and lively debates with Wordsworth and other of the movements luminaries. Continue reading “Ian McMillan reads Frost at Midnight” »
As part of the Writing Places project at A La Ronde, we are running a postcard competition. To enter, follow the instructions below. Anyone can enter and there are categories for children and adults. The closing date for entries is September 16th 2016 so get your entries in before then.
Shortly after signing a contract to write her first Poirot novel, Sophie Hannah rented the holiday apartment at Greenway with her family. As she was sitting in a deck chair overlooking the river, a stranger approached and said, ‘have you heard? Somebody is writing a new Poirot… very controversial!’ Continue reading “Miriam Nash blogpost: A Haunted Cream Tea” »
Greenway welcomed thriller writer and poet Sophie Hannah on July 14th to talk to guests and volunteers about her life as a writer and her role as the author chosen by the Christie estate to continue writing the story of Agatha’s famous detective, Poirot. Continue reading “Tea & Typewriters: Photos from Greenway” »