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January 2015

throughout January: The Westerman Yarns
have an exhibition charting the life and works of Percy F Westerman, at Portsmouth History Centre, Central Library, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth - free admission.

2 January: Chichester Literary Society on the theme of Words - A Few of My Favourite Things, a members' participation evening. At 7pm for 7.40pm, St George's Church Hall, Cleveland Road, Chichester.

20 January: Westerman Yarns have a talk - A Lifetime of Writing Adventures - a look at the life and character of Westerman. At 11 am, at Portsmouth History Centre, Central Library, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth - free but you must book by called any Portsmouth City council library.

23 January: Westerman Yarns have an exhibition on Westerman's Great War Adventures - looking at some of the stories behind the twenty books he wrote for young readers during WWI. From 10am to 4pm at Cosham Library, Spur Road, Cosham, Portsmouth - free admission.

At the same time, at 2.30 pm, there is a talk by Nigel Gossop (founder of Westerman Yarns): Fact and Fiction: Stories from the Great War.  Free but you must book, by calling any Portsmouth City Council library.



February 2015

6 February: The Chichester Literary Society
are holding an illustrated talk on John Galsworthy by Simon Barker. At 7pm for 7.30pm, St George's Church Hall, Cleveland Road, Chichester.

14 February: Westerman Yarns are holding a Ripping Yarns Day (series of talks and presentations exploring the works of Percy F Westerman and other 'Ripping Yarns' style writers, from 10 am to 4pm, at the Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street, Old Portsmouth. Tickets £15 each, including refreshments and buffet lunch. Contact Westerman Yarns on 02392 375594 or email westermanyarns@gmail.com.

21 February: The ULEMLA Charles Peake Memorial Lecturer: ULEMLA President, EProfessor Warren Chernaik, King's College London on Samuel Pepys and the Restoration Theatre, at 2.30 pm, room 415, Malet Street Building, Birkbeck College, London. Members free; non-members £4. Details at www.ulemla.org.uk.



March 2015:

The Chichester Literary Society
are holding a literary fun quiz, with rustic food. At 7pm for 7.30pm, St George's Church Hall, Cleveland Road, Chichester.

28 March: The ULEMLA is holding a one day conference at Senate House, University of London, on Virginia Woolf's The Voyage Out. Tickets £20 for VWSGB members, £25 for non members. Bookings at www.les.sas.ac.uk or http://events.sas.ac.uk/ies/events/advanced-search. Or contact lindsay@lindsaycmartin.co.uk.



April 2015

10 April: The Chichester Literary Society
is holding a talk by Ellen Cheshire on From Page to Screen - Stephen King. At 7pm for 7.30pm, St George's Church Hall, Cleveland Road, Chichester.

25 April: The ULEMLA afternoon talk by Linda Hart on The English Years of Robert Frost,
at 2.30 pm, room 415, Malet Street Building, Birkbeck College, London. Members free; non-members £4. Details at www.ulemla.org.uk.



May 2015

1 May: The Chichester Literary Society is holding a talk by Gordon Griffin on Reading Books. At 7pm for 7.30pm, St George's Church Hall, Cleveland Road, Chichester.

16 - 17 May: The Walmsley Society
AGM and Gathering in Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire.  Visit their website at www.walmsleysoc.org

30 May: The Chichester Literary Society is organising a London Walk with Charles Kay (Wilde about Whistler).

30 - 31 May: The ALS AGM weekend, hosted by the Trollope Society, in York.



June 2015

5 June: The Chichester Literary Society
is holding a talk by Valerie Grove on Laurie Lee. At 7pm for 7.30pm, St George's Church Hall, Cleveland Road, Chichester.

13 June: The ULEMLA afternoon talk by Professor Max Saunders, Director of the Arts & Humanities Research Institute from King's College, London - at 2.30 pm, room 415, Malet Street Building, Birkbeck College, London. Members free; non-members £4. Details at www.ulemla.org.uk.




July 2015

10 - 12 July: the John Clare Society is holding its annual festival in Helpston, near Peterborough. Visit their website for details and summaries of past festivals.



September 2015

4 September: The Chichester Literary Society is holding a talk by Anne Harvey on Behold this Dreamer - Walter de la Mare. At 7pm for 7.30pm, St George's Church Hall, Cleveland Road, Chichester.



October 2015

2 October: The Chichester Literary Society is holding a talk by John Clegg on The Mystery of Thomas Hardy. At 7pm for 7.30pm, St George's Church Hall, Cleveland Road, Chichester.



November 2015

6 November: The Chichester Literary Society AGM followed by a talk by Linda Hart on Dorothy Parker: Misery, Men and Mirth. At 7pm for 7.30pm, St George's Church Hall, Cleveland Road, Chichester.







 
 



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