Past Conferences: 1997

The Conference was held at Kingston Maurward College of Agriculture, Dorchester, Saturday August 23 - Tuesday August 26 1997


Saturday, 23 August

12.30 Officers’ Meeting
2.00 Committee Meeting
4.00 onwards Arrival of participants
5.45 Dinner
7.30 Roger Peers: The Flavour of Dorchester 1934-1935
Reception and launch of The Dorset Year (A coach will be available to and from the Dorset County Museum for this event.)

Sunday, 24 August

9.15 Jeremy Hooker: Writers in a Landscape
11.00 Charles Lock: On T. F. Powys’s Fables
12.30 Lunch
2.00 Harald Fawkner, Pia Posti and Peter Samuelsson: Phenomenological Commentary on the Fiction of John Cowper Powys (A tea interval will be provided during this session.)
6.30 Dinner
8.00 Oliver and Chris Wilkinson, Kate and P. J. Kavanagh: The Powys Clowns: A Reading

Monday, 25 August

9.15 Morine Krissdóttir The Diary of a Man Who Walks
11.00 Jacqueline and Max Peltier, Tony Hallett and Chris Gostick Powys on the Internet
12.30 Lunch
Free afternoon Judith Stinton will be available to guide members around the Powys bay of the new Literary Gallery
4.00 The Annual General Meeting of The Powys Society
5.45 Dinner
7.00 Coach departs for East Chaldon Walk-About:
Church, Sailor’s Return, Llewelyn’s Stone (if you wish), a belated birthday toast to Llewelyn and some readings

Tuesday, 26 August

Breakfast and departure