Vivien Jones

Lovely Nelly

The Print Room
In person event
Sun 26 Sep
11:30 UK
Free, ticketed

A ship of hope, imagined journeys, from two winter workshops with Vivien Jones. In 1775 the Snow Class brig Lovely Nelly left the Solway with 120 emigrant families, heading for Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and what they hoped would be a better life. From a variety of historic sources twelve writers have imagined the experiences they may have had. Join us for a reading of their work accompanied by 18th-century sea songs.

About the author: Vivien Jones is a writer of poetry, prose and theatre pieces, formerly one of Wigtown Book Festival’s Literature Ambassadors, helping to encourage writers and writing in Dumfries and Galloway. More information is available at

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