‘Do go; these are very special occasions.’ Bridport Review
Geoffrey Chaucer life and work
Talk with readings by Graham Fawcett
Wednesday 3 April 7.30pm
Tickets: £12.50 or £30 with dinner from 5.30 pm
Please phone 01308 459511 to book now!
‘I was royally entertained’ Annie Freud
Geoffrey Chaucer was a Renaissance man long before the Renaissance. A virtuoso verse-storyteller of the most disarming clarity, sheer creative curiosity deployed his thoughts into a world vision. The Canterbury Tales may always be the star turn, but they should not be allowed to upstage four captivating early dream-poems and Troilus and Criseyde, which has been dubbed ‘the first English novel’.
“You gave Chaucer to us – not only with a huge breadth of knowledge but as a great romp through the Middle Ages” – Caroline Vero, at Chaucer Night in London
GRAHAM FAWCETT has lectured or led workshops at literary festivals throughout Britain on reading and writing poetry. A highly entertaining lecturer, writer and educator, he has been a tutor for The Poetry School since 1997, devising and teaching new courses on poetry past and present from around the world. Previous to that he wrote and presented radio programmes about literature and music on BBC Radio 3 for many years.
Graham Fawcett’s talks explore leading poets, their lives, the political and cultural environment in which they wrote and, most of all, their work. The programme is two 45 minute halves with an interval.
To complete the experience, why not enjoy a pre-lecture dinner served by the celebrated and award-winning Café Sladers. For £17.50 you can enjoy a full main course from a menu of seafood, free-range meat and vegetarian dishes. A wonderful selection of wines, desserts and cheese are available à la carte.
Please phone 01308 459511 to book your tickets now.
“We [the audience] were more than happy to stay the course, stunned and astonished in equal measure. Stunned by the breadth and depth of Fawcett’s criticism, astonished at our luck to be living miles from a university yet participating in what, to all intents and purposes, was a post-graduate lecture, presented with immaculate complexity by a master of ceremonies par-excellence.”
Elaine Beckett, Bridport Review