The Word Shelter presents: ‘This Wasted Land’


The Word Shelter brings back the essence of writer TS Eliot to the shelter at Nayland Rock, where the author and poet sat and wrote The Waste Land in 1922. For this year’s Margate Festival, for Sightseekers the shelter becomes a pop-up and drop-in Writing Retreat.

Join us and sit a while to take inspiration from the poem and the changing outlook of the area that inspired Eliot in a celebration and investigation of the possibilities that exist in today’s Margate.

About The Artist

Wordsmithery is an award-winning Medway-based literary arts organisation, run by writers Sam Hall and Barry Fentiman Hall. They have made over 100 small and large participatory literary projects since 2010.

The organisation was founded with the aim of encouraging more people to get into writing and reading, and to work on interesting literary projects with individuals and community groups. Sam’s background is as a playwright and Barry is a poet.

Nayland Rock Shelter, Canterbury Road
Margate CT9 England GB
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10th and 17th September 10am - 1pm and 1:30pm - 4:30pm