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Our year of Dickens... 

2021 marks the culmination of three literary projects Wordsmithery has been working on to mark the 150th anniversary of Charles Dickens' death: our online lit-art exhibition 'An Assemblance Of Judicious Heretics', a collaboration between 54 writers and 51 artists in the North and South of the UK; 'The Empty Chair Poetry Trail', find our poetry boards around Medway and nearby Kent in places with links to Dickens; and our new one-day Summer literary event, 'Welcome to Cloisterham' which was on the August Bank Holiday. For each of these events, we have used Charles Dickens' life and works as our inspiration, but put a firmly twenty-first century twist to them.  

Our latest books are available to buy direct

Wordsmithery publishes a boutique array of plays, poetry collections and our literary journal Confluence (visit the magazine's own website). And browse our books here.  


(Our books will be sent by Royal Mail second class, please be aware, there may be delays in postage due to the current international health situation. We are currently posting to UK-only, please email us if you are an international customer.)