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Programme 2019 to 2020

2019

5th September: If Dickens Had a Camera

Tony King


19th September:  The Language of Persuasion –

Techniques from famous speeches, literature and the press

Jill Swale



3rd October: How Deep is the Ocean? Poetry for the Page and the Stage.  Our guest speaker, Sarah Smith is a local performance poet


17th October: Flora Thompson: Lark Rise to Candleford

Joan Clyde


7th November: Rudyard Kipling: A Little Something of Myself  Our guest speaker is Jonathon Jones, a performer and Farnham Town Crier



21st November: A Literary Family; Kingsley Amis, Elizabeth Jane Howard and Martin Amis.

Chris Davies, Pat Vokes and David James


5th December: Celebrity Desert Island Books

Followed by a film quiz


2020



9th January: Sir Kazuo Ishiguro, Nobel Prize winner 2017.

Janet Ferguson


23rd January: E.M. Forster: Howards End

Prof Michael Hattaway – guest speaker


6th February: Cambridge and  Literature

Eileen and Hugh Davis


20th February:  Poetry or Prose? The Writer’s Dilemma.

Our guest speaker, Claire Dyer is a local novelist and poet.





5th March: A Land of Ice and Fire; Introducing Icelandic Literature

Rosemary Hughes


19th March: “Growing up” a themed evening of prose and poetry.

Coordinator: Elizabeth Treadgold


2nd April:   AGM followed by a Book Sale and Planning Meeting for the following year.



23rd April: Annual Dinner