Opium use by Samuel Taylor Coleridge is said to have inspired the fantastical Asiatic landscape in his epic poem Kubla Khan. Thomas De Quincy described his drug-induced visions in Confessions of an Opium Eater.
Over the course of 10 summery July days the Ways With Words 2017 festival will welcome some of the biggest names in the world of art, literature, politics, and entertainment to the beautiful Dartington estate.
A search for writers-in-residence to bring the act of writing back into two literary houses, Thomas Hardy’s Cottage and Agatha Christie’s Greenway, is being launched by the National Trust and Literature Works.
National Memory Day writing competition shortlist announced
Thursday 18th May will mark National Memory Day, part of Dementia Awareness Week and a celebration of the power of the written and spoken word for those with and affected by dementia.
An award-winning novelist and academic at the University of Plymouth has been shortlisted for the prestigious Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
A Star Wars actor, a Booker Prize nominee, and the acclaimed director of one of the 1980s’ iconic black comedies will be among the lead figures appearing at the inaugural Plymouth Festival of Words.
A two-year collaborative research project, exploring the developing relationship between digital technology and literature was formally launched against the iconic backdrop of The Thames.
A time-lapse video showing the three-week process to create a life-size paper tribute marking 400 years since Shakespeare’s death has been released.
An international team is to digitise and give free online access to one of the world’s most important collections of South-Asian language printed books.
The replica of a café frequented by Hollywood’s finest in the 1950s and 60s will be greeting audiences at the 2015 Plymouth International Book Festival.
The texts of two critically acclaimed and very different literary works are being adapted for the digital generation.
Seven international young entrepreneurs have been shortlisted for pioneering digital publishing award. The winner will be announced at the International Book Industry Excellence Awards on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, as part of the London Book Fair.
The Telegraph Ways With Words Festival of Words and Ideas arrives at picturesque Dartington Hall on Friday, July 6. Local, national and international names in literature, history, broadcasting and journalism will flock to the 10-day event, now in its 21st year.
Born on December 10, 1830, American poet Emily Dickinson’s reputation precedes her. Painted as an eccentric recluse, a spinster with a penchant for white dresses, the legends that have attached themselves to Dickinson are not only hard to shake, but often far from the truth.
A typographic student has won a design competition to create the imagery for a prestigious literary festival next year.
Ways with Words is offering Devon-based students the opportunity to attend this year’s festival at Dartington Hall for free. Over the years, the Ways With Words Bursary Scheme has enabled hundreds of young people to experience the festival as Rover-Pass holders.
As Telegraph Ways With Words Festival gets set to celebrate its 20th anniversary this July, Google boards as Online Partners.
The Telegraph Ways With Words Festival is set to celebrate this July with a programme that is larger, more diverse and more global than ever before.
Novelists, screenwriters, journalists, non-fiction authors and copywriters will be gathering in Falmouth in July to teach on three short writing summer schools.
Polly Fields, who received a distinction for her MA in International Journalism from Falmouth University this autumn, has won one of only five International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Young Reporters Awards for a piece produced as part of her masters.
The boundaries between professional historiography, moral commitment and fiction have been re-examined in new publications on the troubled land of Israel and Palestine. Professor Ilan Pappe, an acclaimed political historian from Exeter University and expert on Palestinian-Israeli relations, has recently published challenging books on the issue.