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Late-Victorian Literary Liverpool: A Symposium
Sat 29 October 2016, 10:00 – 17:00 BST
On 29 October 2016, Liverpool Central Library will bring together scholars from the UK and the US for a one-day symposium about Liverpool as a literary and cultural centre at the end of the 19th century.
Topics include the connections between Liverpool’s literary circles and Oscar Wilde, Dame Ellen Terry, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir William Watson, and J. M. Whistler.
Extra features: screening of a short film based on the work of the Liverpool born writer Richard Le Gallienne and a talk by the filmmaker; and a special lunchtime display at the Walker Art Gallery of art related to the symposium.
This event is held in conjunction with “Richard Le Gallienne: Liverpool’s Wild(e) Poet,” an exhibition at the Hornby Library, Liverpool Central Library, 5 August to 31 October 2016.