Poets and Amazons on the shores of Coniston


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Poets and Amazons on the shores of Coniston
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Poets from across the Atlantic will gather on the shores of Coniston this summer to read and write and ramble at an iconic venue.

Led by David Whyte, American based Irish poet, the group will be based at a farmhouse with a strong literary heritage.

Bank Ground Farm, on the eastern shore of the lake, was the model for “Holly Howe” in Arthur Ransome’s classic children’s story Swallows and Amazons. Ransome stayed there himself while visiting literary friends who formed a remarkable creative community at Coniston, and the farmhouse and grounds were used as locations in the 1974 film version of the story…

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