Date: Sunday 4th June 2017
Barry Newport :
The Man and his Books
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, a story or two along the way.
Barry Newport is a retired GP with a passion for books and Literature 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, and he has spoken twice at the Thomas Hardy Conference and 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.
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Charles Causley Festival
The historic town of Launceston welcomes you to the Charles Causley Festival.
Almost certainly Launceston’s most famous son, Charles Causley is recognised as one of the greatest poets the nation ever had.
Join us in early June to celebrate the very best in the fields of literature and the performing arts.