26 Characters

The Story Museum in Oxford is putting on an exhibition of portrait photographs of famous authors posing as their childhood literary heroes. To support this, Design by St have collated 26 commissioned poems celebrating these literary characters, and invited 26 illustrators to respond to each poem. The writers were given a letter of the alphabet to start their poem with, and the illustrators were asked to incorporate that letter in their image.

My brief
Your letter: Q
Your character: The Wicked Witch of the West, from The Wizard of Oz


The Story Museum is a charity that works to enrich young lives through story and storytelling. It runs educational programmes in schools and communities, including some of the most disadvantaged.

26 is a writers’ collective created to inspire a greater love of words.

© PatrickGeorge 2009-2019