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...
I sip my Dorset tea and just wanted to say thanks so much for the invitation to the lit fest - I thoroughly enjoyed it...
Thank YOU for hosting us so brilliantly on Sunday. Dad and I had a great time and were both really impressed by the very smooth running of your festival. It was a total pleasure being there with you, Helen, and the team. Congrats to all concerned on a job well done. It was fun to be a part of it.
Absolute pleasure, thanks for such an enjoyable night. I think having Tony Robinson there promoting his autobiography was a great idea...
I very much enjoyed giving my talk and meeting you and all your colleagues. I can think of no way you could have been more accommodating.
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!