West Lakes Residency

Inspired by the richness of Cumbria’s literature traditions, Elements hosted a 2-month writer in residence project in partnership with Age UK West Cumbria, and in association with Florence Arts Centre and the Wordsworth Trust.


Between Fell and Sea

writing from the West Lakes residency

Now Available

Price: £3.50

Please order below, or purchase in person at Florence Arts Centre, Egremont

Online orders will be dispatched within three working days, £1.50 P&P charge apply.

‘The Wordsworth Trust is delighted to have been a partner in this project, and to have had the opportunity to share Dove Cottage and the collection with these inspirational writers. Personally, I have been moved by the experience of being with them and their words.’

Jeff Cowton
Curator and Head of Learning
The Wordsworth Trust, Dove Cottage

From late August to early October of 2016, award-winning poet Pascale Petit spent her time in St Bees, Cumbria, and worked with a group of Copeland residents, who are all over the age of sixty. During the residency, Pascale guided the participants through different forms of writing, through inspiring, playful and encouraging workshops and well-communicated constructive criticism.

Cumbria’s cultural heritage and natural beauty, from the world-famous William Wordsworth and the lakes to the less recognised painter Percy Kelly and Cumbrian west coast, have also shaped the writing produced by Pascale and the participants.

And Between Fell and Sea: Writing from the West Lakes residency, a selections of new poems and short stories from the participants and Pascale Petit is the outcome of this programme.

The book (priced £3.50) is available to purchase from Florence Arts Centre in Egremont, and:

Lowes Court, 12 Main Street, Egremont, Cumbria, CA22 2DW | 01946 820693
Michael Moon’s Bookshop, 19 Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7AL | 01946 599010
The New Bookshop, 42-44 Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9LQ | 01900 822062
The Rum Story, 27 Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7DN | 01946 592933

You can also place an order using the form on the left.