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 Walter de la Mare Society Website

                                                          
                             

                        

                                 Forthcoming Event


                                  A Talk by Emma Close-Brooks

             ‘The Novels of Walter de la Mare’ 

                  Tuesday, 19th November 2019 at 6.45 pm 

This autumn’s event will again take place at the very successful venue
we found last autumn. It is: The London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury
Place, London WC1A 2JL: down from Great Russell Street, opposite
the British Museum. The nearest underground stations are Russell
Square and Holborn.

        Tickets are £10.00 Drinks and refreshments will be provided 

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Emma Close-Brooks is well known to us all. She has been the editor of the Walter de la Mare
Society Magazine since 2015, and she was co-editor for a couple of years before that as well.
A recent graduate of the University of Cambridge, she has contributed several excellent pieces
in a series of stimulating issues which have been exploring all aspects of Walter de la Mare’s
oeuvre and life in a fresh and original way. It will be exciting to hear what she has to say about
his novels, which were so much in the spotlight at the 2018 International Conference. 
   
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                                            A Talk by Yui Kajita

             ‘A Lully of Voices: Haunting Echoes in
            Walter de la Mare and Thomas Hardy’

                       Monday, 26th November 2018 at 6.45 pm

          This autumn’s event will take place at another new venue. It is:

        The London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, London WC1A 2JL

(the Enitharmon Gallery, now usually closed, is nearby): down from Great Russell Street,
opposite the British Museum. The nearest underground stations are Russell Square and Holborn.

                 Tickets are £10.00 Drinks and refreshments will be provided

Yui Kajita is completing her PhD at the University of Cambridge, working on the poetry and
prose of Thomas Hardy and Walter de la Mare. Her thesis explores the reciprocal echoes between
 their works, with particular attention to ghostly sounds, imagining the unknown, and experiences
of reading and writing. 

She recently won first place for the Thomas Hardy Association Student Essay Prize for ‘Hardy’s Questioning’, published in The Hardy Review; and her article, ‘Ghostly Sensations in Walter de
la Mare’s Texts: Reading the Body as a Haunted House’, has appeared in
English Literature
in Transition: 1880-1920
. She also co-organized ‘Reading Walter de la Mare, 1873-1956:
 “a voice which has no fellow”’, the international conference held in Cambridge on 20
th and 21st September, which gathered de la Mare enthusiasts from across the world. Members will have this opportunity to hear news from Yui about the conference, and to ask her about the talks and
 discussions that took place. 






                          

                                    A Talk by William Wootten
 
              "Walter de la Mare and the Poetry of Enchantment"
 
                          Tuesday, 28th November 2017 at 6PM 
      
      This autumn's event will take place in the new venue we used last year,   
      The Enitharmon Gallery, 10 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL, down
      from Great Russell Street, opposite the British Museum (and close to
      The London Review of Books).  The nearest underground stations
      are Russell Square and Holborn. 
 
         Tickets are £10.00  /  Drinks and refreshments will be provided.
 
 
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       William Wootten is a lecturer in the English Department at the
       University of Bristol, and a poet and a critic. He published a volume
       of poems called You have a Visitor, In 2016. His poems have been
       included in magazines, among them, Poetry Review, PN Review,
      The Spectator, and the TLS; and he has written widely on modern poetry,
       His essays and book reviews appearing in the The Guardian, the TLS
       and The London Review of Books and many other places. His
       critical study, The Alvarez Generation;  Thom Gunn, Geoffrey Hill, Ted
       Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Peter Porter, came out in 2015.