February 1st 2023

Boundary Way Writers At Wolverhampton Literature Festival 2023

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Join us on Sunday 5th February at Wolverhampton Art Gallery to hear members of the Boundary Way Writer's Group read poetry as part of the Writer's Hub at Wolverhampton Literature Festival 2023. The group will be sharing powerful poems based on letters to the future, which form part of the climate storytelling project, 'Dear Tomorrow', currently exhibited at the art gallery, where the event will take place. The poems and the exhibition explore climate change with a Black Country perspective.

We are delighted that the group, which meets online monthly to create and share nature inspired poetry, will be sharing their ‘Dear Tomorrow’ poems in the location where they are currently being exhibited. Alongside this, short poems will be shared inspired by the paintings of Edwin Butler Bayliss and the historic industrial landscape of the Black Country, as well as other nature and climate change themed poems.

The event has been organised by the 'Poets Prattlers and Pandemonialists' at Wolverhampton Art Gallery and will take place on on Sunday 5th February. Boundary Way Writers slot is at 4.30-5.30pm as part of a line up of local groups sharing their writing throughout the day from 10.30-6.00pm. It will be a jam packed day of fantastic local poetry sharing and we can't wait to hear all of the groups perform.

Alongside this event, if you haven't already visited Wolverhampton Art Gallery to see the 'Dear Tomorrow' exhibition, we are pleased to announce that is has been extended until 12th February 2023. We are delighted to have worked as a community partner on this exhibition, with members of the Boundary Way Project Community, Writer's Group and local artists contributing installations, poetry and video.

"Drawing deep inspiration from the past, present and future, this exhibition celebrates the resilience of the Wolverhampton community, as they are once again faced with transformational change.

Through art, design, photography, film and poetry, the exhibition presents landscapes built and inspired by letters written by the Wolverhampton community. Original works by the Black Country painter Butler Bayliss, are juxtaposed with photographic works by David Grandorge, documenting the contemporary reality of the districts Butler Bayliss painted over a century ago."

We hope to see you on Sunday at the Writer's Hub and do let us know if you visit the Dear Tomorrow exhibition, we'd love to know your thoughts on it!

Interested in joining our Writer's Group? We are always looking for new members and would love for you to join us, even just to try out a session! We welcome all abilities and the sessions are free. Our next session is on 20th February 2023 and you can book your place here.