Past Events Archive: 2021

COVID-19: Zoom Year 2

All these events took place online.

Saturday 24 April 2021 — Discussion of T.F. Powys’ Fables, The Seaweed and the Cuckoo Clock and John Pardy and the Waves.

Led by Paul Cheshire, following a theme provided by John Williams

Frontispiece to Fables by Gilbert Spencer
Frontispiece illustration to Fables
by Gilbert Spencer

This event will be HELD ONLINE by ZOOM at 15:00 BST (GMT+1) (Max 1.5 HOURS to 16:30).
  • If any member wishes to join the Zoom discussion, please e-mail Kevin Taylor at Kevin will be hosting the meeting and will send you joining details in due course.

Although he will not be free on the day, we approached our former chair John Williams as our go-to T.F. Powys aficionado, on whom he has given several well-received talks to the Society in the past. John has provided a discussion document which gives us a starting point for the discussion. He invites (without prescribing!) background reading of poems by Blake, Gray, and Wordsworth as parallel texts that open up interpretation of TFP’s enigmatic fables. His document provides all the necessary passages from these poems.

Further reading:


Tuesday 23 February 2021 — Zoom Discussion of Atlantis by the Reading Powyses Facebook Group

At 19:00 GMT
All those wishing to participate in the ZOOM discussion please e-mail Dawn Collins at
ZOOM connection details will be emailed to individuals well before the meeting

As previously, all are welcome either as contributors or as spectators to our talk about Atlantis, JCP’s 1954 novel that develops the character of Odysseus.

There is something of Rabelais and Dostoievsky in the hilarity and nervousness of this weird book.” — Stevie Smith, Observer

Will we agree ? Available in Faber Finds and through Abe and other used book suppliers.