Joanne McShane will be reading from her new novel, Honora and Arthur, the last Plantagenets, at the Border Bean café, in Kington on the mid-Wales border, on Wednesday 20th November at 3.00 pm. The book is a meticulously researched, fictionalised account of the life of Honora Grenville who married Arthur Plantagent during the reign of Henry VIII.
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The YouCaxton Charity Ball 2015 was a big success last Saturday 28 February. Tickets were sold out and we raised a good sum (total not yet finalised) for the Severn Hospice. We hope to hold another one next year.
Nigel Sustins will be reading from his new collection The Borders of Myth: Poems of Shropshire and Wales at Shrewsbury Library, Castle Gates, on 23rd July at 7.30 p.m. Historical characters such as Charles Darwin, Mary Webb, Lord Talbot Earl of Shrewsbury, Jane Hill of Hawkstone, Philip Sidney and Wilfred Owen are taken ‘over the border’ into myth and legend. There will also be readings of two new poems about Hilda Murrell and Robert Cadman.
YouCaxton Literary Lecture, 6.30 pm, Tuesday, 27th May at the Pengwern Bookshop, Fish Street, Shrewsbury.
Fresh from his recent biography of Hans Christian Andersen, writer and literary critic, Paul Binding, will be speaking about Karl Ove Knausgaard’s six-volume autobiographical sequence, My Struggle. (Translation of the last three volumes into English is not yet complete; No 3, Boyhood Island, came out in the UK in March.) Knausgaard’s sensationally successful Proustian take on the nature of memory holds a warning for anyone embarking on memoir. Memory is: ‘pragmatic, sly and artful’.
Bob Fowke kicked off a new series of YouCaxton Literary Lectures in Shrewsbury last night. His theme was ‘The History of Self-Publishing from the Ten Commandments to Kindle E-Books‘. Further lectures will include Paul Binding on Scandinavian crime fiction, Toby Green on the development of trans-Atlantic trade and cultural patterns, Adrian Bailey on Evolution and Christianity and Dr. Anthony Lempert on religion and medicine.
Birmingham Public Library owns a rare copy, one of only 228 copies in existence, of the First Folio of Shakepeare’s works, published 1623. The book will be on display – for the first time – in the Shakespeare Memorial Room at the library, on 5th April as part of an exhibition ‘Library of Cultures’ that will also include an edition of Audubon’s Birds of America, 39 by 26 inches and perhaps the most beautiful of all illustrated bird books.