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
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 email@example.com. 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.
- David Gervais, On Fables by T.F. Powys, NL 49, 13-20
- Charles Lock, ‘T.F. Powys: Fables and the Silence of the Person’, The Powys Journal VIII 1998, 74-101.
- John Williams, ‘Theodore Powys: “all good books tell the same tale”’, The Powys Review Number 10, 29-41.
- John Williams, ‘The Seaweed and the Cuckoo clock': a Few Ideas, (specially provided for this meeting).