Literature in the Chichester area

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Charles Crocker
Alan Green, our local historian, explores the life of Charles Crocker, born in Chichester in 1797 to a poor family with an innate love of poetry, published his first volume of poems in 1830, was Sexton of the Cathedral and highly respected. Chosen Charity Marie Curie Research. Free entry with. . .
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Mary Perdita Robinson: Karin Fernald

1 June, 14:00 - 15:30

Boxgrove Village Hall, Boxgrove, PO18 OEE

Chichester Literary Society will welcome Karin Fernald, an actor, writer and speaker on celebrated writers, correspondents and diarists. Mary Perdita Robinson was an actor, novelist and poet and first love of George V. . . .
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Ahead of the publication of his new thriller, The Coming Darkness , writer Greg Mosse will share techniques for developing compelling plots and intriguing characters, gripping locations and cunning twists creating an outline of a whole novel in just one day. Hosted at West Dean College. Price includes lunch and. . .
Elly Griffiths
Best-selling crime-writer Elly Griffiths talks about the latest book in the Dr Ruth Galloway series and about her novels set in West Sussex. A book sale will follow the talk. Tickets to attend the live event at Chichester Cathedral are £10. 00. Tickets to watch the live stream online are. . .
Gill Thompson
Historical fiction writer Gill Thompson completed an M. A in Creative Writing at Chichester University. Her latest novel, ‘The Child on Platform One,’ about a little girl on the Kindertransport, was a USA Today bestseller and has been translated into nine languages. Gill is also a teacher at Godalming College. . . .
Helen Fry
As the Second World War loomed Thomas Kendrick, ostensibly a passport officer in Vienna, was running British spy networks across Europe and using his position to help Austrian Jews flee to freedom. Historian and biographer Helen Fry will explore his life in conversation with the University of Chichester’s Andrew Smith. . . .
Grace Nichols
Internationally acclaimed poets Grace Nichols and John Agard, winners of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, team up with star jazzers Julian Stringle and Dominic Ashworth to entertain and inspire. Grace and John will read from their multi-award winning collections. Enjoy a delightful mix of words and top-class jazz. Grace. . .
Nicola Garrard
Join teacher and author, Nicola Garrard, to discuss the challenges facing young people. Includes readings from her book 29 LOCKS , a story of one teenager’s heroic fight against the criminal forces that threaten his mum, friends and community. Ask questions about the issues or publishing, and buy signed copies. . .
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Enjoy a magical blend of poetry and music with legendary Liverpudlian poet Roger McGough, international pianist Elena Toponogova, actress Emily Rose Smith and South Downs poets celebrating the bicentenary of Sussex-born Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. The mix includes Roger’s much-loved poetry, music from the Romantic era and readings from. . .
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