Max Gate, the house that Thomas Hardy had built and in which he lived until his death in 1928, welcomes you to a Writing Places Open Day on Tuesday 13th October 2015 to include free entry to the house and gardens. Have a wander around the house, take a peek into the room where Hardy wrote Tess of The d’urbervilles and even see the original bath that Hardy used still in situ.
There will be a variety of literary based activities on the day including bookbinding demonstrations and readings of Hardy’s plays. Writer in Residence, Boris Starling, will also be on hand to encourage you to have a go at helping to write one sentence for a collaborative story.
Writing Places is a partnership project between Literature Works, the Literature Development Charity for the South West, The National Trust and The Poetry Archive. The project aims to help more people discover the literary heritage of the South West and to engage them with writing by placing a Writer In Residence at houses with literary heritages and by running a programme of Community Engagement writing events.
WRITING PLACES OPEN DAY AT MAX GATE – OCTOBER 13TH 11am – 4pm