Weymouth Library – Writer in Residence Events


Weymouth Library, Great George Street, Weymouth, UK


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Are you a writer?

Then this is an opportunity for you to share your work with our writer-in-residence Sarah Acton.

These sessions are part of the “Weymouth-on-sea” writer-in-residence programme. Book your 1:1 mentoring session now.

Dates: January – 7th,15th, 22nd, 31st

February – 5th, 12th, 21st, 26th

March – 5th

You are welcome to join other residency activities …

“Weymouth-on-sea” writer-in-residence programme

Weymouth Library is launching an exciting ‘Weymouth-on-Sea’ writer-in-residence programme with Sarah Acton. The residency will celebrate the town’s day to day physical and emotional connection to the sea. During the residency, Sarah will help and encourage people of all ages to explore their own relationship with the sea, tides and coastline through poetry, story and words. She will invite memories, and use reflections and ideas collected through events and workshops to create a display in the library. This unique collage-style poem of many voices and words will represent a snap-shot of how people in Weymouth value the sea for work, play and leisure. The collage and Sarah’s poetry piece will be exhibited in late March.

The residency will include events such as a regular reading cafe to bring and share favourite books and poems and weekly 1:1 mentoring slots. Sarah will be based in the library ‘writer’s corner’ , an interactive area, where members of the public can visit from early January to the end of March. Be inspired by writing tips, book recommendations and materials and help share thoughts and memories of what Weymouth-on-Sea means to you. Visitors are encouraged to leave behind a poem on a postcard or even a letter.

Visit www.dorsetforyou.com/librariesasculturalhubs for information about forthcoming Reading Cafe sessions, creative writing and poetry workshops and the times when Sarah will be available in the writer’s corner. Follow us on Facebook @dorsetlibraries and Twitter #librariesasculturalhubs


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