Events for word-lovers at Lichfield Literature Festival

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 14:31

The Boathouse

Visitors to Lichfield will have the chance to encounter the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum team in unexpected places throughout the city this month. As part of Lichfield Literature Festival, the Museum have worked in partnership with Lichfield’s Sculpture and Art Foundation CIC and have taken over the Boathouse Art Space on Stowe Pool. For four days, visitors can see inside the boathouse on the water and enjoy an installation of prose and poetry writings.

The ‘Willow Words’ display will be open from 11am-3pm from Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th March, and includes pieces contributed by writers of all ages, inspired by nature and Johnson’s Willow on the banks of the pool, as well as the chance to be inspired and write something of your own.  On Saturday 9th March the Lichfield Poets will be performing readings at 12 noon in the Boathouse, all are welcome. Entrance to both the display and readings is free of charge.

Also on Saturday 9th March, the Museum will be hosting a ‘Word Café’ at Lichfield Guildhall from 1.30pm-3.30pm. This fair for word-lovers provides a chance for anyone with an interest in reading, writing, storytelling and more to meet members of local groups and find out about opportunities across the city. Drop-in to this friendly, relaxed event for a cup of tea and also enjoy a display of traditional bookbinding by local craftsman Roy Fell, as well as rare books and letters from the Museum collection.

For more information call 01543 264 972, visit the website or www.samueljohnsonbirthplace.org.uk or pop in to the Museum at the corner of the Market Square.