Poetry in the Summer - Holy Trinity Church, Wensley

Holy Trinity Church, Wensley, North Yorkshire
2nd September 2023
Free - Donations welcome

Enjoy an engaging session of poetry in beautiful historic surroundings.

In partnership with the CCT and supported by Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority through their Sustainable Development Fund the Friends of Coverham Church and Friends of Holy Trinity, Wensley invite you to enjoy an hour of poetry with two well-known and long-established poets.

This event is not to be missed! Booking is not required. 

Robert Powell was born in Canada and now lives in York. He has published four collections of poetry - Harvest of Light (2007), All (2015) Riverain (2018), and Lost & Found (2021). He was artist in residence with the Kone Foundation in 2018 and in 2019 produced Notes From a Border River, inspired by time in Northern Ireland during Brexit negotiations. He has worked with other artists on short films and performances, and is currently writer in residence at York Civic Trust.


Sarah Wimbush is a Yorkshire poet and the recipient of a Northern Writers’ Award. Her first collection, Shelling Peas with My Grandmother in the Gorgiolands, was published with Bloodaxe in 2022. She has published two prize-winning pamphlets: Bloodlines (Seren, 2020) and The Last Dinosaur in Doncaster (Smith|Doorstop, 2021). Her poems have recently appeared in Poetry Wales, Magma, Poetry Salzburg Review and in the celebratory Plath anthology, After Sylvia, (Nine Arches Press, 2022).

Find Sarah: @SarahWimbush

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund is open to individuals, businesses, community groups or voluntary sector bodies. It provides an accessible source of money for a range of projects that result in positive benefits for the National Park’s environment, economy and communities, while enhancing and conserving local culture, wildlife and landscape. 

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