Past Conferences: 2007

Real Reality

The Conference was held at the Hand Hotel, Llangollen, Friday 17 August to Sunday 19 August 2007

Conference Prospectus

The Hand Hotel, Llangollen

We welcome Professors Harald Fawkner and Charles Lock from Sweden and Denmark respectively, and Mme Florence-Catherine Marie-Laverrou from France. Peter Foss will introduce his Bibliography of Llewelyn Powys and Arjen Mulder, from the Netherlands, will speak on the early novels of John Cowper Powys. In addition there will a new event of poetry readings on the Saturday evening, and a possible optional walk around Corwen with Phyllis Playter's god-daughter. We are happy to be returning to The Hand Hotel, which always looks after us well and provides excellent value for money.


Friday 17th August

4.00 Arrival
5.30 Informal Reception in Dinas Bran Suite; welcome by Chairman
6.30 Dinner
8.00 Peter Foss: ‘This Reckless Enterprise - The Bibliography of Llewelyn Powys’.

Saturday 18th August

8.00 Breakfast
9.30 Harald Fawkner: ‘The Indifference of Nature - “Realness” in A Glastonbury Romance
11.15 Arjen Mulder: ‘Becoming John Cowper Powys’
12.45 Lunch
Afternoon: free for informal arrangements between members for trips. there is also the possibility of visiting Corwen in the company of Phyl Lewrie, Phyllis Playter’s god-daughter
6.00 Charles Lock: ‘John Cowper Powys and Roy Fisher’
7.15 Dinner
8.30 Poetry Reading by Roy Fisher and Penelope Shuttle

Sunday 19th August

9.30 Florence-Catherine Marie-Laverrou: ‘“Encroaching Fields” in Weymouth Sands
11.00 AGM, followed by discussion of John Cowper Powys's poem ‘The Ridge’(printed in NL 50, November 2003).
1.00 Lunch
3.00 Departure