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New residential course open to all at Wortley Hall, Sheffield  Organised and funded by Raymond Williams Foundation (RWF)

A weekend exploring the work of Tony Harrison, Leeds-born Poet-Playwright

Friday - Sunday 18-20 March 2016

Tony HarrisonFriday:   arrive and registration  17.00 hrs on;   Dinner  18.30.     From then sessions last about 90 minutes.    Break times to be confirmed but likely to be  -  08.30 breakfast;   11.00 coffee;  13.00 lunch; 16.00 tea;  18.30 dinner.
Heading home, after lunch on Sunday.
 

Through reading and discussion we will sample (and enjoy) some of the immense range of Harrison’s work which includes theatre and television as well as poetry.  We will concentrate on his ‘School of Eloquence’ sonnets about education, class and family,  the controversially- received, ‘V’  and Harrison’s outspoken responses to war in Bosnia and Iraq.   There will be opportunity for course members to introduce poems or samples of other writings by Harrison.

Course tutor: Derek Summers is an experienced tutor and poet.  He has run successful RWF weekends on Dylan Thomas in 2013 and RS Thomas in 2014. His own publications include an anthology with the late Michael Foot, The Foots and the Poets (2010) and a recent collection of poems entitled ‘brevities’. He is active in poetry circles in Oxford.
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Pre-course Reading

Tony Harrison Selected Poems, New Edition, Penguin 2013 (earlier editions do not include some of the poems to be discussed).                         …………………………………………………………………………………………………

Special fee: (subsidized by RWF) £122.00pp (all-in with en suite bedroom).
Or if you prefer -  £30 deposit with balance(£92) at least three weeks before the event.
There will be 2 bursaries available for anyone in receipt of benefits or young people between 16 and 24.The fee for recipients will be £35.00pp. Priority will be given to those who have not received earlier RWF bursaries.

Non-resident (pro rata) from maximum of £60.00

Maximum number = 15 course participants.