St John's The Baptist Church High Barnet


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Edward Thomas 1878 – 1917: one hundred years on
24.06.2017 10.30 h - 15.00 h


Edward Thomas 1878 – 1917: one hundred years on

michaelkingMichael King

Barnet resident and a founder of The Barnet Poetry group, Michael King.

Michael is a tutor in English literature for the WEA and his subject for this one-day course is “Edward Thomas 1878 – 1917: one hundred years on”.

Introducing this course, Michael says, “One hundred years after his death in the First World War Edward Thomas is considered to be one of the finest poets of the 20th Century. 

Uniquely, he wrote over 20 books of prose before writing any poems, all of which he wrote in the last two years of his life.

The course will consider his prose and poetry in the context of his troubled and troublesome life as well as looking at his influence on generations of writers who followed.

£17.50 lasts from 10.30 am to 3.00 pm including coffee and lunch breaks.  

Hope Corner Community Centre in Mays Lane
185 Mays Lane, EN5 2DY

For further information and to enrol, contact: or call Margaret 020 8368 0159 or Vivienne 020 8445 1709.

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