The Mary Webb Society


Paul Evans – The Festival Lecture

 Saturday 25th April 2015

“Betwixt and Between” – The mystic ecology of Mary Webb

Paul Evans is a nature writer, broadcaster ansd lifelong Mary Webb fan. In his talk Paul explores the poetry of Mary Webb set against her intimate knowledge of nature and its unique portrayal’

Gladys Mary Coles

Sunday 26th April 2015

‘A Celebratory Reading of the Poetry of Mary Webb’

Gladys Mary Coles is the leading authority on Mary Webb and President of the Mary Webb Society. Here, Gladys Mary combines her performance of Mary Webb’s poems with a fascinating narrative on the influence of Shropshire, the joys and sorrows of the poet’s personal life and her affinity with Housman, John Clare and Edward Thomas.

12.30 – 1.30pm, The Edge Arts Centre, Tickets £8

‘The Land Within’ – A poetry workshop with Gladys Mary Coles

In this workshop we begin with an exploration of poems by Mary Webb, focusing on her imagery and how she uses technical skill in harnessing emotion. From here we will work on poems of our own, drawing on memory, experience and environment. Gladys Mary will discuss individual ‘Voice’ and offer advice on technique and getting published.

Gladys Mary’s ten collections include Song of the Butcher Bird and The Echoing Green. She has won many awards for her work,with major prizes in the National Poetry Competition, the Cardiff International among others, and a Welsh Arts Council Writer’s Award. She has PhD in Writing, lectures on poetry at Liverpool University and is Managing Editor of Headland Publications.

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, The Edge Arts Centre, Tickets £17

Poetry Marketplace

Come and discover more about the celebrated Shropshire writer, Mary Webb.

The Mary Webb Society will be having a stall in The Poetry Marketplace in The Corn Exchange, Much Wenlock
on 25th -26th april 2015 from 11-00 -3.00pm. There will be a range of books for sale, along with information about the society’s events and activities, and how you can get involved.Come and visit us.

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