The quest for Devon’s literary heritage begins…

Wordquest Devon logoDevon Libraries are partners in an exciting project showcasing and promoting Devon’s literary heritage. Running between September 2010 and June 2010, Devon Wordquest will create a set of journeys linked to literary themes and living writers across Devon, set out in a series of maps. This will include a printed trail map, identifying sites to seek out across the county. The maps will contain many different kinds of trail points –– a podcast, a pointer to a workshop or other writing challenge, a set of instructions to begin your own writing about a place, a book to read.

The project is Heritage Lottery funded and will be run in partnership with Aune Head Arts, Cyprus Well, Exeter University, The National Trust and North Devon Biosphere.

During the life of the project Devon Libraries will hold a series of connected events and promotions, including sessions for current and aspiring local writers and displays of some of the library special collections, including those found in West Country Studies.

The Wordquest website is currently under construction, but if you would like to receive further information as the project develops you can register your interest here Count me in!