WOKINGHAM LITERARY SOCIETY
Programme 2019 to 2020
5th September: If Dickens Had a Camera
19th September: The Language of Persuasion –
Techniques from famous speeches, literature and the press
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
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
9th January: Sir Kazuo Ishiguro, Nobel Prize winner 2017.
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
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