WOKINGHAM LITERARY SOCIETY
Programme 2021 to 2022
2nd September: no meeting this year
7th October: Ruth Nobbs
J.B. Priestley in World War Two:
a look at some of the author's varied literary and political activities as a public figure before, during and after the war
Our guest speaker is a local speaker who previously spoke to us on Zoom about Priestley's experiences until the end of World War One
4th November: Joan Clyde
Children in War including Anne Frank and Dita Kraus (the secret librarian of Auschwitz)
2nd December: Chris Davies (host)
Christmas Party with words and music plus a literary quiz for teams
21st November: A Literary Family; Kingsley Amis, Elizabeth Jane Howard and Martin Amis.
Chris Davies, Pat Vokes and David James
6th January: Janet Ferguson
3rd February: Jill Swale
Reinterpreting "The Merchant of Venice"
Where should our sympathies lie?
3rd March: Elizabeth Treadgold (host)
Growing up: a themed evening of prose and poetry
17th March: John Andrew (by Zoom)
Nevil Shute: aeronautical engineer and author
5th May: Chris Davies, Paul Hammond,
Rosemary Hughes, Pat Vokes
Diarists: a selection of fact and fiction, including Dorothy Wordsworth and Bridget Jones
2nd June: Martin Hughes
Shakespeare in Ancient Rome
Does Shakespeare celebrate monarchy?
7th July: Douglas Irvine
S J Perelman: humorous writer for The New Yorker and Marx Brothers films