We are thrilled to announce that poet Miriam Nash will be taking up the post of writer-in-residence at Greenway from May to July this year, to get a feel for what may have inspired the Queen of Crime, and to help others to engage with both writing and their literary heritage.
As part of the 2016 Writing Places programme, Miriam will be welcomed to Greenway for a three month residency where she will use writing events and activities as a tool to engage visitors to the property.
Miriam is a poet, performer and arts facilitator with seven years’ experience leading creative writing workshops in schools, museums and prisons in the UK, USA and Singapore and we are absolutely thrilled that she will be joining the project. She will be leading visitors in a range of events including a poetry picnic in the beautiful walled gardens, and a programme of author talks and activities on a literary theme which will take place throughout the summer.
Miriam’s first book of poems, Small Change was published by flipped eye in 2013. Her current collection-in-progress won an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 2015 – the most prestigious UK award for poets under 30. In 2012 she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to complete an MFA in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College in New York.
Miriam will be hosting an ‘Inspired by Greenway’ tour at the property on June 4th between 11am and 1pm. The event is free (normal admission prices apply) and there is no need to book.
For more information about Writing Places events at Greenway, go to http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/1edde0e6-b53e-4488-b03b-67f9e8e4eeef/pages/details where events will be uploaded as they are confirmed.