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New page about the 2017 bicentenary of the Birth of Baha'u'llah!

We have just uploaded a new page about a special event that is happening this year, in 2017. This is the bicentenary of the birth of the founder of the… 95 more words

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The Brontës: Vulgar, Violent and Coarse?

Two centuries after the birth of the Brontës, an ongoing programme of events has been celebrating their pioneering lives and literature. However, a forthcoming conference (open to anyone) will put a different spin on the siblings by examining them in terms of “coarseness”. 1,637 more words

Literary Events

Two hundred years and counting

I didn’t realise til I read this blog post by Calmgrove that 2017 is the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s death. Should I re-read her novels? I haven’t read any (apart from my favourite, … 156 more words

Love, Sex, Dating & Marriage

Edward Lear in the TLS

The Times Literary Supplement for 3 February has not one, not two, but three articles on Edward Lear:

Adam Kendon’s “Edward Lear Painting Parrots… 143 more words

Edward Lear

1988, writing about experiences

So trying to write about an experience in a round about way as applied to the character who remains unnamed so far. It ties in some other ideas and tries to bring some meaning though also while underlying the inherent lack of meaning in the gestures mentioned. 433 more words

Shirin Sahba's Painting

Dear friends,

I’m thrilled to share with you Shirin Sahba‘s stunning new painting, specially commissioned for the cover of Year of the Nightingale. 112 more words

Coming Attractions/Distractions

November 2, 2016, Prescott-

Today, I was to report to jury duty- until I wasn’t.

I went by HR and dutifully reported that fact,

and took the day as a religious Holy Day, 123 more words