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ASPECTS OF A LIFE by J. Lawrence Mitchell


UNCLAY by T. F. Powy

The Powys Society Conference 2012


The Powys Society Annual Conference 2012



The Wessex Hotel

Street, Somerset

Friday 17th August

to Sunday 19th August

Powys Society Conference 2012


We are pleased to announce that for our 2012 Conference we will be returning once again to Wessex. The conference will take place at the Wessex Hotel in Street, only two miles from Glastonbury, from 4 pm Friday 17th August to the afternoon of Sunday 19th August 2012. We would like you to decide on the option you prefer on the form opposite and send this in to Anna Pawelko, joint conference organiser, at the latest by 15th May 2012 with a non-refundable deposit of £30.


The Wessex Hotel is a 2 star hotel at 15 High Street, Street. It is a relatively modern purpose-built hotel. All rooms are en-suite and have been recently refurbished. They have double-glazed windows, free view television, coffee/tea making facilities and a hairdryer! The hotel has a lift, a residents bar and ample car parking. We were well received at the hotel during our 2010 conference, and look forward to returning.


Our lectures will take place in the Wessex Suite on the ground floor. The bookroom will be on the first floor in the Mendip Suite. Our meals will be taken in the Olive Tree restaurant adjacent to the Wessex Suite.


Please return the conference booking form as soon as possible. At this venue we have only been able to book a definite number of rooms, so -- unfortunately – there will be a good chance we will have to turn you down if we don’t receive your form by the 15th of May. The non-refundable deposit is £30 this year. If you wish to pay the full amount at this stage, please feel free to do so. We will be in touch nearer the time with those who book, sending further details and a request for the remaining fee.


If you wish to stay any extra nights before or after the Conference, you can contact the hotel reception at tel: 01458 443383. The Wessex Hotel has a pleasant website with lots of photographs, and directions for those who come by car: www.wessexhotel.com


Featured speakers include:

Michael Kowalewski (JCP), Arjen Mulder (LlP), Marcella Henderson-Peel (JCP), Larry Mitchell, and Michael Caines (TFP).



Our conference organisers on the day will be Anna Pawelko and Louise de Bruin. Any queries should be addressed to them.


Louise de Bruin: (tel 01258-817825; e-mail lsedebruin@gmail.com) 600, Mappowder, Sturminster Newton, Dorset DT10 2EH


Anna Pawelko (tel  029 2041 8813; e-mail anna.pawelko@ntlworld.com) 109 Heol Isaf, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DW


Please return the completed form and your deposit of £30 per person to Anna Pawelko, 109 Heol Isaf, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DW: cheques to be made out to The Powys Society. No cash please.


Our Conference Organisers, Louise de Bruin and Anna Pawelko, will be happy to answer members' questions.

Anna Pawelko and Louise de Bruin

Above: Conference organisers Anna Pawelko and Louise de Bruin

Further details about the venue can be found here: www.wessexhotel.com

If you are not yet a member you may like to consider joining us.




The Powys Society Annual Conference 2012


The Wessex Hotel, Street, Somerset

Friday 17th August to Sunday 19th August

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Often described as one of the great apocalyptic novels of our time, WOLF SOLENT is the story of a young man returning from London to work near to the school at which his father had been history master. Complex, romantic and humorous, it is a classicwork combining a close understanding of man's everyday experience with a delicate awareness of the spiritual.


John Cowper Powys

A Powys Society Meeting

Mr Weston's Good Wine is the unusual tale of the struggle between the forces of good and evil in a small Dorset village. Its action is limited to one winter's evening when Time stands still and the bitter-sweet gift of awareness falls upon a dozen memorable characters. During the book a child knocked down by his car is miraculously brought back to life; the sign 'Mr Weston's Good Wine' lights up the sky; and the villagers soon discover that the wine he sells is no ordinary wine.


T.F. Powys


Llewelyn Powys


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