As we head into July, we’re looking forward to the fruits of our partnership with the Port Eliot Festival 2017 from 27th – 30th July, this year themed as the ‘Summer of Love’.  Literature Works has helped programme events in the Tiddy Tent, located in the Walled Garden. Named for the river running alongside the festival site at St Germans, the Tiddy Tent is a place for celebrating local talent and the South West’s rich literary, poetic and historical roots.

“Port Eliot is a festival unlike any other.  Taking place just across the water from the great maritime city of Plymouth, on an idyllic site in Cornwall, it attracts festival-goers from all over the country to an adventurous, unique celebration of words, food, landscape, design and place.  We are proud of the South West and we love to showcase its riches.  We thank Literature Works for their part in helping us to do so.”

Festival Co-Director, Colin Midson

As a South West based agency, we’re keen to make connections between the literature we love and the communities that make our regional such a unique place to live. Our CEO Helen Chaloner, will join writers Graham Harvey and Anthony Gibson for a conversation about farming in the South West and depictions of rural life in literature.  Graham has written widely on food and farming and is Agricultural Adviser to BBC Radio 4’s The Archers.  Anthony is an author, journalist and former Regional Director of the NFU.

We’re delighted also to have brought in our friends WonderZoo to run a poetry open mic night at Port Eliot.  Wonderzoo are a regular feature of the Plymouth scene, hosting a monthly spoken word event at the China House on Sutton Harbour.  They bring with them a unique, fun approach.   Come and join us, bring your piece to read and celebrate your creativity with Literature Works and our partners at Port Eliot.