Land Writes (2003)
Land Writes gathered writers together in contrasting parts of rural Dorset – The Piddle Valley, Sturminster Newton and Powerstock – to discover and explore what they wanted to say about country life now. Led by poet and travel writer Paul Hyland with education writer Helen Day and photographer George Wright, writers went on a fascinating journey.
“As a Dorset-bred poet and writer of books about distant countries and journeys, I know that biographies of place can tap every layer of history and natural history from geology to gossip. In the name of Land Writes we have added a few vivid paragraphs, a few modest footnotes, to the life story of Dorset”
A sampler of the work produced, including poems, stories and extracts accompanied by George Wright’s distinctive photographs was published and is available from Artsreach.