Writing Places was a project in partnership with the National Trust which ran from 2015 -2018.

Celebrating and exploring the literary places the National Trust looks after, we placed writers-in-residence in five literary locations across the south west. Hardy’s Cottage and Max Gate in Dorset, Greenway House in Brixham (holiday home of Agatha Christie) and A la Ronde (home to the Parminter cousins and Coleridge Cottage in Nether Stowey, Somerset.

Watch the highlights from the project launch

The Writing Places writers-in-residence 2015-2018

2015

Sir Andrew Motion reads 'I Look into My Glass' by Thomas Hardy at Max Gate, the first Hardy poem he ever read
Ian Macmillan reads 'Frost at Midnight' by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in front of the fire at Coleridge cottage
Ian Macmillan reads 'Kubla Khan' by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in front of the fire at Coleridge cottage

2016

2017

2018