Sherwood Forest (RSPB)

When: 26.08.2019 to 29.05.2019

Where: Sherwood Forest

Sherwood Forest is home to the Major Oak, a tree so ancient (estimated 1000 years old) it has seen the births and deaths of Shakespeare, Henry VII, Dickens, Darwin, Newton and Chaucer. It grows within 375 hectares which is also home to hundreds of species of birds, insects, mammals, fungi, trees and plants. Lecturer and poet Jack Underwood will be leading poetry activity including walks, story telling and a workshop - look  out for more details on our website. Common Ground is also involved - an organisiation which seeks imaginative ways to engage people with their local environment. 

A brief bio of Jack. Jack Underwood was born in Norwich in 1984. He graduated from Norwich School of Art and Design in 2005 before completing an MA and PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College, where he now teaches English Literature and Creative Writing. He won an Eric Gregory Award in 2007 and Faber & Faber published his debut collection, Happiness, in 2015. He also teaches at the Poetry School, co-edits the anthology series Stop Sharpening Your Knives, and reviews for Poetry London and Poetry Review.


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