Poetry workshop: Be a Poet-in-Residence for the Afternoon!

As we mark the anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, what better way to celebrate her life than to look to her legacy and the place where she published her novels to inspire some creativity of our own!

Sunday 17 July
2:00pm — 4:00pm

Join award-winning poet (and our own former Poet-in-Residence) Ellora Sutton for an inspiring poetry workshop in which we explore the collection at Jane Austen’s House and find inspiration in art, artefacts and history.

Together we’ll examine and discuss the objects we find inspiring, and their hidden histories, before writing our own poems inspired by Jane Austen’s House – one of the most precious places in the history of English literature.

There will even be the opportunity to handle objects from the collection for a real Poet-in-Residence experience!

What stories are waiting to be uncovered?


Date: Sunday 17 July 

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Location: This event will take place at Jane Austen’s House in Chawton. Find us

Tickets: £16.50; concessions: £10


🫖 Writers need fuel, so naturally this event will include lots of tea and cake. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know after booking.

🎫 Please note, this event ticket does not include House entry. If you wish to visit the House before or after the event, please ensure that you book tickets separately.

💐 This event is part of our Anniversary Weekend celebrating the life of Jane Austen, who died in Winchester on 18 July 1817.

Tutor: Ellora Sutton

Ellora is an award winning poet based in Hampshire, and Creative Engagement Officer at Jane Austen’s House.

Ellora’s work has been published widely. Her debut chapbook, All the Shades of Grief, was published in 2020 by Nightingale & Sparrow. She is Poetry Reviewer for Mslexia and Petersfield Museum Writer in Residence.

Feedback for Ellora’s previous workshops:

“Thank you SO MUCH, I cannot tell you how much I needed this!”

“Thank you. This has been amazing.”

“Thank you it was very helpful and nice to explore these hopeful ideas”

“Thank you so much. I have really enjoyed the afternoon”