20 - 22 June: Stoke on Trent Literary Festival. Full details at
24 June - 5 July: (except Sundays). The National Theatre Wales will stage a site specific production
in field and nearby forest at Great Llancayo Upper Wood near Usk, as part of the World War I commemorations. Mametz
will give audiences a glimpse of life and death at the Battle of Mametz Wood. Among the soldiers who took part in the
Battle were Robert Graves, David Jones, Siegfried Sassoon and Llewelyn Wyn Griffith. Tickets £20/£15 from the
Box Office www.wmc.org.uk.
6 June: The Chichester Literary Society is holding a special ticketed event to commemorate
WWI. 'Behind the Lines' takes place at St George's Church, Cleveland Road, Chichester,
at 7pm for 7.30pm. Gabriel Woolf and Linda Hart are the speakers and they will read from the works of soldier poets
including Wilfred Owen, Edward Thomas and Ivor Gurney. Tickets cost £10 - tel 01243 537646 or visit www.chichesterliterarysociety.co.uk.
7 June: The 11th annual Arnold Bennett conference, Death, Fire, Life: AB's Short Stories,
from 9.30 am to 5.30pm at North Staffs Conference Centre in Hartshill, near Stoke on Trent. Details on their website
7 June: The Helmsley Arts Centre Writing Weekend. In Conversation with Piers Paul
Read. The third son of Herbert Read. at 2 pm - tickets free.
11 June: The Trollope
Society is holding a seminar on Trollope, in York, on Orley Farm. For detail contact email@example.com.
12 June: The Trollope Society (Manchester),
is having a tea and a discussion. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
17 June: The Trollope Society (Edinburgh) seminar on The Fixed Period. Contact email@example.com.
21 to 23 June: The Traherne Association is holding the Annual Traherne Festival,
based at Credenhill Church in Herefordshire where Traherne was Rector in the mid 1600s. Deatails are on the website
24 June: The Trollope Society (Manchester)
is holding a seminar on Anthony Trollope's Australasian Odyssey. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
24 June: Return to Adlestrop, a celebration of the centenary of Edward Thomas's
poem - at Adlestrop Village Hall, Gloucestershire, from 10.30 am, run by the Friends of the Dymock Poets. Tickets
£20 for the day, including refreshments and lunch. Contact the Friends for detail.
26 to 30
June: The Beatrix Potter Society International Study Conference in Birnam, Perthshire, Beatrix Potter in Scotland
(to be followed by a 5 day holiday tour in the Lake District). Some events open to non-members. More details soon
2 July: the Trollope Society (London) is holding a seminar on the
graphic adaptation of John Caldigate. Contact email@example.com.
6 July: the Trollope Society is holding a walk in the footsteps of Anthony Trollope, in London.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for detail.
11 - 12 July: The Ledbury Poetry Festival -
includes a performance by The Poetry Trio ('Voices from Hurt Battalions'), a poetry recital of World War I, in Dymock
church at 7.30 pm on 11 July (tickets £8 from Ledbury Poetry Festival box office or on the door); and an exhibition
on 12 July at Dymock Village Hall ('Lives Lost - Lines Remembered').
11 - 13 July: John Clare Festival,
at Helpston, near Peterborough. Visit johnclaresociety.blogspot.co.uk for detail.
17 July: National Portrait Gallery Exhibition: Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision
Conference. In the Ondaatje Lecture Theatre at the Gallery from 2.30 pm. For detail and to book, visit
23 July: The Westerman Yarns in partnership with the Wareham and District Development Trust
are holding a dedication of the new Visitor Interpretation Panel to the memory of Percy F Westerman at 2.30
pm at The Redclyffe Yacht Club, Redclyffe, Wareham, Dorset. for detail contact email@example.com.
26 July: Tale pieces study morning on the work of Thomas Bewick from 10 am
to 1 pm. At Northern Print, Stepney Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne. Admission charge. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
27 July: the Trollope Society (Cambridge) is holding a seminar on La Vendee. Contact
Thomas Bewick's birthday celebrations at Cherryburn. From 1pm to 4pm. Light afternoon conversation
from 2pm to 3pm. At Cherryburn, Station Road, Mickley Sq, near Stocksfield, Northumberland. Admission charge.
National Trust and Bewick Society members free.
29 - 31 August: Bronte Society conference, at
the Scarman Conference Centre, Warwick University. Visit their website for details.
30 August: The
Friends of the Dymock Poets are holding a cider supper, celebrating the Dympock Poets cider supper of 100 years ago.
t Weston's Cider Scrumpy House Restaurant, Much Marcle, near Ledbury - 7 pm - tickets £25 per person. Contact the
Friends for detail.
2 September: the Trollope Society (Cambridge) is holding a seminar on He Knew He Was Right. Contact
3 September: The Chichester Literary Society event: Dickens' Portsmouth. For detail
5 September: The Chichester Literary Society are holding a talk: The Life and Work of Max McDonald
Gill, by Caroline Walker. Detail at www.chichesterliterarysociety.co.uk.
5 - 7 September: Wadham College, Oxford, Poets of World War I Conference.
9 September: The
Trollope Society (London) is holding a seminar on Can You Forgive Her? Contact email@example.com.
10 - 13 September: The David Jones Society is running a conference, David Jones: Christian
Modernist, in Oxford. Organised by the Centre for Christianity and Culture, Regents Park College, Oxford, and the
Modernism and Christianity Project, University of Bergen. Details at modernismchristianity.org/david-jones-conference.
11 September: The Bewick Society AGM, in the lecture theatre of the Literary
and Philosophical Society, with a talk by local wood engraver Chris Daunt. At 6pm, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon
Tyne. Free admission. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
11-13 September: A conference with the Ford Madox Ford Society: Cosmopolis,
Ford Madox Ford and the Cultures of Paris - in Paris. Visit their website for detail.
The Trollope Society is holding a seminar on Trollope in York. For detail contact email@example.com.
30 September: The Trollope Society (Edinburgh) is holding a seminar on The
Golden Lion of Granpere. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 October: The Chichester Literary Society talk: Peter Lovesey: What next?
A short story laid bare. Detail at www.chichesterliterarysociety.co.uk.
5 or 12 October: The Trollope Society is holding a walk in the footsteps of Trollope, in London.
For more detail, contact email@example.com.
11 October: A joint Bewick Society and Natural History Society of Northumbria lecture: Hidden
Treasures: The Drawings of Thomas Bewick (by Keir Davidson), at 1pm in the Clore Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor Hancock
Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne. Free admission. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
18 October: Thomas Bewick and His Apprentices, an exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle
upon Tyne. Free admission.
25 October: The J B Priestley Society is sponsoring a one
day conference on The Actual and the Real: Priestley, Documentary, Realism and Democracy 1930-1945 - in the Priestley
Room of the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, from 10 am to 5 pm. Tickets are £15 for Society
members; and £22 for non-members. Booking via email@example.com.
30 October: The Trollope Society (London) has its AGM and Lecture. Contact
6 November: A Gliterary Lunch at the Oran Mor. For detail visit www.gliterarylunches.com.
11 November: The Trollope Society (Edinburgh) is holding a seminar on Dr Wortle's School.
20 November: The Trollope Society (York) is holding a seminar on Trollope
in York. For detail contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 December: A gliterary lunch at the
George Hotel. For detail visit www.gliterarylunches.com.
16 - 17 May: The Walmsley Society AGM
and Gathering in Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire. Visit their website at www.walmsleysoc.org.
30 - 31 May: The ALS AGM weekend, hosted by the Trollope Society, in York.