Literature & Art Section


DA Literature and Art Section members

Photo: Robin Wootton

The Literature & Art Section is concerned with exploring and promoting interest in the historical and present-day contributions of Devon and Devonians to writing, illustration and the making of books, and to the visual arts.

The committee organises about six events each year: typically talks by writers, poets, artists and literary and art historians, and visits to artists’ studios, notable libraries and other places with artistic and literary associations.

Recent programmes have included illustrated talks on 18th century Devon miniaturists, on animal illustrations, on the use of art in psychiatric therapy, on wood-engraving, on a book on Devon secret agents, on creating an IPad application of ‘Wind in the Willows’; and guided visits to the studios of two sculptors, to the Ted Hughes Trail in Stover Park and to the libraries of Exeter Cathedral and the Devon and Exeter Institution.

The Section welcomes visitors and guests to most events, though preference is given to members where numbers are limited.


(as of February 2024)

Chair: Wendy Krzanowski
Hon. Secretary: Prue Nichols (Email:
Hon. Treasurer: Ian Varndell
Programme Secretary: Lynette Costello
Committee: Robin Wootton. Pamela Wootton, Emma Laws


See a list of upcoming events organised by this section.

It’s also possible to review the Section’s past events.

Section postings

The following pages were written and are maintained by the Section itself.

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