As part of Stroud's Wool and Water Festival, Yew Tree Press has prepared two pamphlets, each with six poets and an introductory poem by Jo Bousfield: ‘Wool’ and ‘Water’.
To mark the start of the festival, there will be an afternoon reading at which half a dozen local (and not so local) poets will read from the pamphlets. Mark Huband, Lesley Ingram, Sharon Larkin, Rowan Middleton, Caroline Shaw, and Jacqui Stearn will read poems which relate to the festival theme and which address, in different and thoughtful ways, the history of the Golden Valley, the twelve miles walked each day by the women trimming cloth in Stroud's mills, and how to talk to sheep. They will be joined by poet Ric Hool from South Wales. There will be interesting overlaps, and imaginative takes on cloth and toil.
Both books will be on sale, ‘Wool’ and 'Water’, (£5 each).
Part of the Wool and Water Festival supported by Arts Council England www.woolandwater.org
4pm for 4.30pm Free event