Winchelsea Literary Society: Programme 2019
Meetings are held in the Lower Court Hall. Friday evenings at 7pm for 7:30pm
Subscription £20pa (incl a glass of wine at each meeting).
Visitors – £5 donation.
Chairman: Lorna Challand Secretary: Hilary Roome Treasurer: Rob Mortimer

January 18: Black Magic – David Meyer
David Meyer is an actor and works with the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. He spoke to the Literary Society a few years ago about White Magic and The Tempest. In this talk he will explore themes in Macbeth

February 15: the AGM will be followed by
Three Local Luminaries: Asa Briggs, Malcolm Saville, Brian Batsford – Howard Norton
Amongst his many interests, Howard is an historian and lover of literature

March 15: Murder for Fun and Profit – Laura Wilson
Laura is an award-winning crime-writer and is the Crime Fiction reviewer for the Guardian. Her most recent title is “The Other Woman”

April 26: Hewholes and Chatternags – The Language and Folklore of Birds – Charles Martin
Charles Martin is a distinguished ornithologist and retired headteacher

May 17: Why does African Writing Matter? – Lizzy  Attree
Lizzie Attree was for 9 years Director of the Caine Prize for African Writing and runs writing workshops in Africa

June 21: Telling the Truth – Tony Peake
Tony is a novelist, short story writer and biographer, notably of Derek Jarman. His recent novel,”North Facing” is about South Africa during the
Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962

July 19: Summer party
Kindly hosted by Howard Norton and David Page at Rye View

September 20: Outsiders – Lyndall Gordon
Lyndall is a renowned biographer and Fellow of St Hilda’s College, Oxford. Her latest, “Outsiders”, is a study of five women writers who changed the world: Mary Shelley, Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Olive Schreiner and Virginia Woolf

October 18: Oscar Wilde and the Black Douglas – Lord Gawain Douglas
Gawain Douglas returns to relate, from his family’s side, the story of the infamous scandal that rocked Victorian Society

November 15: Members’ Evening “The Fall of the Year”
Bring a short reading

December 6: With Great Pleasure
Lorna Challand shares some of her favorite readings