The eminent speaker for this year's annual Reginald Haggar Memorial Lecture is
Dame Margaret Drabble:
Literature, Place and the Industrial Sublime,
with special reference to Arnold Bennett
3.00 pm, Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
Tickets to the lecture are free of charge, but donations on the day will be accepted.
Dame Margaret Drabble, the acclaimed novelist, has also published many works of non-fiction, including biography of Arnold Bennett, the authoritative Oxford Companion to English Literature and A Writer’s Britain: Landscape in Literature.
The lecture forms part of the programme for the day symposium Brazil, Berlin, Burslem: Memory, Identity and Place. Exploring the ways in which memories - real or created - have helped to shape the identity of places and communities of all sizes, this symposium brings together specialists in history, literature, art and cultural politics. Other speakers are Donald Sassoon: Nation, States and Memory; Philip Morgan: Remembering and forgetting in Staffordshire history – from Mercia to Moseley; Sarah Levitt: Communities and the Power of Memory.
There is a charge for the symposium and a separate booking site: click here.