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Literary Leicester: Unveiling Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr Sloane

Literary Leicester: Unveiling Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr Sloane

Literary Leicester 14 November, 2014 1.30, Special Collections Reading Room, David Wilson Library Unveiling Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr Sloane: A Commemorative Pot To mark the 50th anniversary of Leicester-born writer Joe Orton’s first stage play, his sister Leonie Orton Barnett will unveil a pot specially commissioned for the David Wilson Library from local ceramicist Rachel […]

Planning a Museum of the Bible

Planning a Museum of the Bible

[posted on behalf of Professor Gordon Campbell] As a profession, we are uneasy about sacred texts. English Renaissance Literature courses ignore the King James Bible, and Restoration Literature courses ignore the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. Academics with an interest in such texts therefore conduct research independently of their teaching, and that seems a shame, […]

Two upcoming readings

Two upcoming readings

In the next few days, I’ll be taking part in two public events, at Nottingham Festival of Words, and at the London launch of a unique book of essays.   Overheard: Stories to Read Aloud, Nottingham Festival of Words, 12.15-1.15pm, Saturday 18 October See also: Nottingham Festival of Words’ website, here. Overheard: Stories to Read Aloud […]

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