Ashdown Forest Poetry Bathing (Readings)

Siân Thomas, Ashdown Forest Poet in Residence, invites you to a forest-themed poetry reading from her sumptuous book, Ashdown, plus open mic, at The Enchanted Place, the well-known landmark from the Winnie the Pooh stories. You may also be interested in the workshop preceding this event.

Bring your nature-themed poem for the open mic, something to sit on, and a torch in case needed to help guide you on the walk back. Park at Gills Lap car park and meet at the meeting point beside it. There will be a short (five to ten minute) walk from the meeting point to The Enchanted Place.

Please note if the weather is inclement, this event will be postponed.

Venue accessibility: Unfortunately the walk from the car park to The Enchanted Place is over uneven terrain and is therefore not wheelchair-accessible.

Wednesday 18th August. 7:00 – dusk (approx 8:30)
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Siân Thomas is Poet in Residence for the Ashdown Forest. She runs creative writing classes and workshops for both adults and children in Kent and Sussex. Her work has appeared widely in magazines such as Agenda, The Clearing, Poetry Wales, The Rialto, and Swamp, as well as in The Needlewriters and London Rivers anthologies. She is the author of two publications: Ovid’s Echo (2012), and Ashdown (2020), both published by Paekakariki Press.


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