About the Project

Acton Scott 1Find poetry down on the farm this summer as Jean Atkin, Shropshire-based poet in education and community, takes up a residency at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, from April through to July.

Jean will be there talking with visitors to the Farm, encouraging people of all ages to hear and write poetry in playful, informal settings.  Instances of poetry will sprout around the farm buildings and Jean will be running workshops for regionally based poets and for school visits.  Look out for an end of residency reading event, where those who’ve been involved get an opportunity to read their work to an audience.

This blog will keep you up to date with seedling ideas and fully ripened poems!

The Poet in Residence at Acton Scott is funded by Arts Council England and Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.  Thanks also to Writing West Midlands and project partners Shropshire Libraries and Wenlock Poetry Festival.



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