Creative writing workshop at Exeter Cathedral on Monday 21st July with Matthew Francis
Celebrate the 350th anniversary of the publication of Robert Hooke’s Micrographia, the first illustrated book of microscopy (published in 1665) and the first scientific book aimed at a wide public audience at a poetry workshop in the Exeter Cathedral Library.
At the workshop, people will handle a first-edition copy of Micrographia and hear about Hooke and his work, and also have the opportunity to look at some microscopic specimens before doing some writing of their own.
The poet Matthew Francis will lead the workshop, havingwritten a cycle of poems based on Micrographia There are ten places to fill. There will be an exhibition of work arising from the art/writing workshops in the Cathedral next year, so it could be a good opportunity for exposure.