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The twelfth annual T S Eliot Festival at Little Gidding

Sunday 9 July 2017

PRUFROCK AT LITTLE GIDDING

An inspirational day of talks, readings, and discussions on the occasion of the centenary of TS Eliot’s first published collection, Prufrock and Other Observations, with actor Jeremy Irons, novelist Ali Smith, and academics Robert Crawford, Marjorie Perloff and Ronald Schuchard.

  • The celebrated novelist Ali Smith will read “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and discuss it with biographer Adam Begley.
  • Robert Crawford, Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Poetry at St Andrews University and author of Young Eliot: From St Louis to The Waste Land, will discuss aspects of “Prufrock”.
  • Marjorie Perloff, scholar-in-residence and Florence Scott Professor of English Emerita at the University of Southern California, will deliver the Eliot Society lecture on Four Quartets.
  • Ronald Schuchard, Goodrich C White Professor of English Emeritus at Emory University, will give an update on recent Eliot publications.
  • An annual tradition continues: “My Favourite Eliot” with contributions from the audience.
  • The programme concludes with a reading of “Little Gidding” by special guest Jeremy Irons.

Featuring talks and poetry, conversation and debate, lovely food and music, the T S Eliot Festival is a delightful celebration of Eliot and of Little Gidding, and a chance to meet other Eliot enthusiasts.

The Festival takes place in the garden of Ferrar House at Little Gidding. In addition to the programme of Eliot-related events, morning coffee, a two-course buffet lunch, and afternoon tea will be served.

All refreshment are included in the ticket price £40.
(For members of the T S Eliot Society and the Friends of Little Gidding, tickets are £30; for students, £20.)

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