Poetry & The Novel

Poetry & The Novel

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This tutor-led course will follow the pattern of previous successful courses in that it will combine the study of two related novels with the reading of a range of poetry inspired by the themes of the novels.

The two novels this time will be ' Things Fall Apart' by Chinua Achebe - the Nigerian writer described as the father of African literature - and George Eliot's final work 'Daniel Deronda. '

Issues of personal and national identity will continue to be explored, more especially the concept of 'Englishness'.

This will provide the opportunity to read a wide range of poetry, from Shakespeare to Derek Walcott, from Daniel Defoe to Seamus Heaney.

Sheridan Suite, Ilkley Playhouse

Weekly from Thursday 30th September to Thursday 2nd December 2021 (10 weeks)

10.30am-12 noon

£70 per place bookable in advance

If you would like to find out more about the course, please contact John Forster at email: belmont.avenue@icloud.com