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Cumbrian-inspired poetry at the Storey, courtesy of LitFest

John Freeman
Lancaster Litfest is offering poetry lovers the chance to explore the natural landscapes of Cumbria and Scotland through verse next week, in readings by two poets inspired by their environment.

Andrew Forster and Josephine Dickinson will read for Lancaster’s Literature Festival at the Storey Creative Industries Centre, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster on Wednesday May 26th at 7.45pm.

Andrew Forster is Literature Officer for the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere, and his poems are included in GCSE teaching.

His second collection, Territory, explores what it means to make a home in a particular place, and the relationship with the environment that this implies.

Josephine Dickinson lives on a small hill farm in a remote corner of the high Pennines and keeps a small flock of sheep. She writes with vigour and lyricism.

In her new collection, Night Journey, her poems move out towards the cosmos and inwards on a journey of transformation leading to epiphany – the ‘night journey’ of the title.

• Tickets are £7.50 (£6 concessions) and can be booked online at or by calling the Lancaster Visitor Information Centre on 01524 582394.