Writing Places: Greenway Programme

We are delighted to be able to announce the Writing Places programme at Greenway with Writer in Residence Miriam Nash hosting a variety of literary based events at the property during May, June and July. All of these events are free with normal house admission fees applying for daytime events, but booking is essential in order to secure a place and car parking booking is required if arriving by car.

Events and car parking can be booked by ringing 01803 842382.

For more information go to:  http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greenway/features/writer-in-residence-comes-to-greenway


 

GREENWAY PROGRAMME 2016

11 May, Wednesday

2-5pm Launch of ‘Typing A Tweet’ (Free event – normal admission applies)

Vintage typewriters will be dotted around Greenway for you to type out a Greenway-inspired tweet (140 characters or less). Writer-in-residence Miriam Nash will be on hand to help to inspire your tweets on this day, and the typewriters will stay in place throughout her residency for type-tweeting to take place.

6-8pm Meet the Writer In Residence (Free event)

A chance to meet Greenway’s new writer in residence in The Barn Gallery, hear some of her work, ask her questions and share what you find inspiring about Greenway.

12 May, Thursday

11am-1pm Crooked Houses – Creative Writing Workshop (Free event – normal admission applies)

In many of Christie’s works, the character of a house plays an importance role in the unravelling mystery. In the atmospheric kitchen at Greenway, we’ll take inspiration from the house itself, from descriptions of other houses in Christie’s work and from important houses in our own lives. Whether you’re new to poetry or already have a body of work, you’ll come away with the draft of a new poem, some feedback from our writer in residence and hopefully some ideas towards future writing. This event has a 15+ age restriction.

4 June, Saturday

11am-1pm Inspired by Greenway (Free event – normal admission applies)

Visitors will be invited on a 30-minute tour around the grounds with our writer in residence, who will talk about some of the locations, plants and objects that most inspire her, and about how she responds to place in her work. There will be poems along the way. If they wish, visitors will be given a notebook and invited to respond to various writing prompts in their own time, after the tour.

15 June, Wednesday

5.30-7.30pm Poetry Picnic (Walled garden, free event)

Bring along a picnic and something to sit on and enjoy an evening of poetry in the beautiful walled garden. Our writer in residence will share some of her own work as well as hosting a poetry open mic – sign up early for one of 10 three-minute slots (family-friendly poems only please!).

12 July, Tuesday

11am-1pm Writer in Residence exhibition.

& 2pm-4pm (House Kitchen, free event, normal admission applies)

Drop in to see the fruits of our writer-in-residence’s work at Greenway. A small exhibition of writing, objects and images, curated by Miriam.

13 July, Wednesday

7-9pm The Writer as Collector Creative Writing Workshop (House Kitchen, free, all abilities welcome) 

Agatha Christie and her family were great collectors, and Greenway is filled with objects they gathered from across the globe. This workshop invites us to examine some of their collection, and also to think about the things we or our loved ones have collected (whether intentionally or unwittingly). We’ll look at the poem as a tiny display cabinet in which to arrange our curios.

Whether you’re new to poetry or already have a body of work, you’ll come away with the draft of a new poem, some feedback from our writer in residence and hopefully some ideas towards future writing.

This activity has an age limit of 18+

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