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The Oswestry Festival of the Word is being held between the 13th and 20th of March 2010. On March 18th, Wilfred Owen's birthday, both Dominic Hibberd and Helen McPhail will be giving talks on the poet.
The diptych 'Owen Portrait and Preface', by artist Michelle Cioccoloni, are on display at Black Swan Arts (Frome) from 20th March to 1st May 2010.
Dominic Hibberd, a vice President of the Association and Wilfred's biographer, has kindly agreed to lead a walk in Bloomsbury, London in April of this year. The tour will cover places associated with Wilfred and also Yeats, Harold Munro, HD and Richard Aldington and T S Eliot.
This study-day is a collaboration between the Edward Thomas Fellowship and the Richard Jefferies Society. It will examine both writers, particularly their shared interests and concerns, and the Wiltshire landscape that they both knew and wrote about.
Andrew Rossabi, a former President of the Richard Jefferies Society, who has written introductions to several new imprints of Jefferies' works and is currently working on a new biography of this writer, will lead a guided walk (with readings) along the east side of Coate Water, over Cicely’s Bridge, to the Gamekeeper’s Cottage at Hodson, where walkers may look around the garden and view the old thatched cottage, as well as the bluebells in Hodson Woods. The return route takes in the west side of Coate Water, where a picnic lunch may be eaten (alternatively eat at the Sun Inn, Coate). In the afternoon, until 4.30 pm, everyone will be welcome to explore Richard Jefferies' home, watch the film Jefferies Land, and share readings from Edward Thomas's and Jefferies' works.
Bright Eyes Productions present Not About Heroes by Stephen MacDonald, a play about the friendship of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen.
A University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education course that will attempt to re-evaluate the legacy of the war poets - in particular, of Owen, Sassoon, Blunden and Ivor Gurney - through a series of contextual discussions and close examination of the texts of major and less familiar poems.