Sunninghill School, South Court, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1EB
Wendy Cope OBE at the THS Conference and Festival
An Evening of Poetry and Wit!
Saturday 11th July, 9.00pm, Sunninghill School, Dorchester.
The Thomas Hardy Society is honoured to welcome Wendy Cope OBE as our opening night guest at the 2020 Conference and Festival!
Wendy Cope (b. 1945) is a poet whose witty lyrics and pitch-perfect parodies have gained her a readership far beyond most of her peers. Cope’s rueful wisdom connects her to the tradition of Betjeman and Larkin, but she brings a fresh female perspective to bear on social and literary foibles. Her debut collection, Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis, struck a chord with its lampooning of literary pretensions and its wry look at contemporary relationships and has sold over 180,000 copies to date. Her subsequent collections – Serious Concerns in 1992 and If I Don’t Know in 2001 (shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Award) – both confirmed her reputation as a classic English humorist whilst also allowing room for poems of a more meditative tone.
Tickets are £10 (free for full THS Conference members).