Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Events: Gurney, Dymock, Great War Poetry

This Saturday, 10 September, at 4pm in LT1 of the Queen's Building, University of Exeter, the Convocation Lecture will be devoted to the works of Ivor Gurney. I will be reading unpublished poems, and Philip Lancaster and Helen Jones Johnson will be performing the world premiere of several of Gurney's songs. All are welcome, but please book in advance.

The Friends of the Dymock Poets will hold their AGM weekend on 1-2 October 2011 at Colwall Village Hall. On Saturday, Tim Brewis will speak on Edward Thomas, Peter Howarth on Eddie Marsh, and Jon Stallworthy on Gurney, Owen, Rosenberg and Thomas. The following day, there will be a literary walk around Bosbury, and in the Great Hall of Malvern College, a performance of some more songs by Gurney.

Finally, a date for your diaries. The English Association's Centenary Conference of the Poetry of the Great War, organised by yours truly, will be taking place in Oxford three years from today. The relevant poetry societies will all be participating. To see more details as they become available, keep reading this blog, or look here.

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