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Wessex Writers – A Literary Walk

October 13 @ 12:00 14:00

12 Midday Sunday 13 October 2024

During this walk the Chairman and Academic Director of the Thomas Hardy Society, Mark Damon Chutter, will guide you through Dorchester and Fordington to explore the world of architect, writer and poet Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), the  Dorset dialect poet and philologist, William Barnes (1801-1886), and the LGBT pioneer Sylvia Townsend Warner (1883-1978). All of these writers feature Dorchester in different ways from The Mayor of Casterbridge to The Geate A Vallen-To -alongside the Diaries and Journals of Sylvia Townsend Warner.

Mark Damon Chutter is a Drama and English specialist. He is a Head of Performing Arts and has been teaching for 30 years. Mark was shortlisted as one of the top six teachers in the country by The  Times in 2014 and 2015. He is a member of the committee of the  Dorchester Civic Society and also of the Dorchester Town Council Heritage Committee and STAND. Come and join Mark for a fascinating walk and tour around the literary aspects of Dorchester.

Meet at the Thomas Hardy Statue at the Top 0’ Town. The walk will be from  12 midday until 2pm. At 2pm there will be a cream tea at a cost of £10 per person. Please book separately and directly with The Old Tea House for this on 01305 263719.

This event is kindly sponsored by The Duchy of Cornwall

The Grove
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UT