Programme of Events - September 2018 to June 2019

Our Programme is published in June or July of each year and runs to our AGM in June the following year.

The meetings in 2018 will be held in the Dormer Conference Centre at St Peter's Church, Dormer Place, Leamington Spa CV32 5AA

The meetings in 2019 will be held in the Octagon, St Mary Magdalene's Church, Vicarage Road, Lillington, Leamington Spa CV32 7RH

Visitors are welcome to attend - £2.50 per person.

Tuesday 11th September 2018 – 7.30 p.m. at Dormer
Richmal Crompton and the “Just William” Books
Graham Cooper and David Howe, Society Members

Tuesday 9th October 2018 – 7.30 p.m. at Dormer
George Orwell, Writer and Parent
Richard Blair, Orwell's adopted son and local resident
This talk will be part of the
Warwick Words Festival

Tuesday 13th November 2018 – 7.30 p.m. at Dormer
The Life, Poetry and Local Connectivity of Philip Larkin
Sheila Woolf, a writer on Larkin's work
Our annual joint meeting with the
Leamington Society

Tuesday 11th December 2018 – 7.30 p.m. at Dormer
Our annual members' night, featuring a dramatised reading of “A Christmas Carol”
(A small additional fee may be requested to cover the cost of seasonal refreshments.

Tuesday 8th January 2019 – 2.00 p.m. at the Octagon
Bertie Greatheed, of Guys Cliffe, at Home and Abroad (based on his diaries)
Volunteers at the
Warwickshire County Record Office

Tuesday 12th February 2019 – 2.00 p.m. at the Octagon
John Milton and “Paradise Lost”
The Milton Mummers present a dramatised reading of the poet's life story
and excerpts from the poem

Tuesday 12th March 2019 - 7.45 pm at the Octagon
Michael Drayton: Warwickshire's “Other” Elizabethan Poet
Mal Dewhirst, creator of the Polesworth Poets' Trail

Tuesday 9th April 2019 - 7.45 pm at the Octagon
A E Houseman: A Worcestershire Lad?
Julian Hunt of the
Houseman Society

Tuesday 14th May 2019 - 7.45 pm at the Octagon
Black and Minority Ethnic Poets of Britain: A Reading and Seminar
Brenda and Jim Layton, sometimes proprietors of Leamington's Alternative Bookshop

Tuesday 11th June 2019 – 7.45 the Octagon
Annual General Meeting and Book Sale
To be followed by a celebration of food in literature

Please Note the January and February meetings will be in the afternoon.

For further information please contact
Trevor Humphreys (Chairman) Tel: 01926 887838

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