2017 is the 800th anniversary of the Charter for Forests, and the Woodland Trust together with over 50 other organisations are marking the occasion by publishing a ‘Charter for Trees, Woods & People’. As part of the celebration Worple Press commissioned new poems from 60 poets for the anthology The Tree Line : poems for Trees, Woods & People.
This reading – in the beautiful setting of Winchester’s Pilgrims Hall – features Maura Dooley, Rachel Curzon, Stephen Boyce and the editor Michael McKimm, all of whom are included in the anthology, and will celebrate trees in all their diversity. You’ll hear poems about the many ways that trees have shaped – and go on shaping – our society, landscape and lives.
2pm, Pilgrims Hall, Winchester
This event is FREE but please book a ticket online.
Find out more at www.winchesterpoetryfestival.org/the-tree-line