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‘Charles Causley: the Man and His Books’ (talk)


‘Charles Causley: the Man and His Books’: a talk by Barry Newport.

Date:                   Sunday 4th June
Time:                   2.00pm (duration up to 1 hour)
Venue:                Cyprus Well, Ridgegrove Hill, Launceston (Festival venues map  no. 2).  Please note : there is a step inside the front door, and wheelchair access is very difficult throughout the property.

Ticket price:     £5.00 each (n.b.: spaces are very limited: please book early!).

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Poet, playwright, essayist, critic – these were just some of the talents of Charles Causley, one of the finest poets of the second half of the twentieth century.

Barry Newport, Causley’s bibliographer, returns to the Festival with a wide-ranging talk, charting Causley’s rise to prominence through the publication history of his principal titles. It will also include some of his lesser-known works, his support of other West Country writers, his literary work for the BBC – and, of course, an anecdote or two along the way!

Barry Newport is a retired GP who has had a passion for books and literature for all his adult life. He has contributed to  numerous journals, including  the ‘British Medical Journal’ (in the field of medical humanities), ‘English’, and ‘The Thomas Hardy Society Journal’. He has spoken twice at the Thomas Hardy Conference, as well as at the Causley Festival in 2015.   He published an article and a select bibliography in Causley at Seventy (1987), and edited A Hand and Flower Anthology, (a celebration of the Hand and Flower Press), in 1980.

This event is supported through the kind generosity of the Charles Causley Trust.


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