Tom Paulin, an acclaimed poet and critic, will read his own work, and that of Thomas Hardy, and discuss Hardy's poetry with Dr Tony Fincham.
Tom Paulin was born in Leeds in 1949 but grew up in Belfast and was educated at the Universities of Hull and Oxford. He has published nine collections of poetry as well as several critical works. He is also the author of Thomas Hardy: The Poetry of Perception, and editor of Thomas Hardy: Poems Selected by Tom Paulin (Poet to Poet).
Tony Fincham is Vice President and former Chairman of the Thomas Hardy Society. He has been exploring Hardy's Wessex for 40 years and is the author of Exploring Thomas Hardy's Wessex.
Friday 20th October 2.00pm
Congratulations to the whole Lit Fest team. I am glad it has been such a well-deserved success! The huge effort put into it is very clear to see, it is great when that is acknowledged and rewarded! We have been very happy to host the event -we are all very proud to be involved with the Lit Fest...
Paul was an excellent interviewer, and I loved the format. Great audience, acoustics...
I felt truly privileged to be able to enjoy so many events in your excellent programme...quite sumptuous! Had I been able to, I would have booked every event!
I was particularly delighted by how many of the audience seemed to know and appreciate my work. As you know, authors are solitary creatures - mostly - and for me at least it's a real pleasure to have good reason to leave my work-room (a shed in the garden with a too-seductive view of the Cambrians) and meet and talk with readers and fellow writers (not forgetting that many of us are both).
Many thanks, and thanks again for a lovely event.
I thoroughly enjoyed all six events I attended and would have done many more if my time had allowed. Congratulations to all the people involved for a very well organised event. I am most certainly looking forward to next year's events calendar- the dates are already in my diary.