Stephen Spender Centenary Reading and Conference: Thursday, 26 February 2009, 6.30pm-8.00pm and Friday, 27 February 2009, 10.00am-6.00pm.
January 8, 2009
The Stephen Spender Memorial Trust and University of London Institute of English Studies present a:
Stephen Spender Centenary Reading
The Royal Institution
21 Albemarle Street
London W1S 4BS
(nearest tube: Green Park)
Thursday, 26 February 2009, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
A John Coffin memorial event: attendance is free but admission is by ticket only
An evening of poetry with Grey Gowrie, Tony Harrison, Seamus Heaney, Barry Humphries,
Andrew Motion and Natasha Spender.
To mark Stephen Spender’s centenary, Grey Gowrie, Tony Harrison, Seamus Heaney, Barry Humphries and Andrew Motion — all of whom knew Spender well — will read a selection of his poetry. They will be joined by Natasha Spender, Stephen Spender’s widow.
Doors open 5.45pm; readings 6.30pm – 8.00pm
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. ADMISSION BY TICKET ONLY.
For tickets please email with your postal address to: email@example.com | Jon Millington, Events Officer, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU; tel +44 (0) 207 664 4859.
For further information about the Reading please visit:
Stephen Spender Centenary Conference
A One-Day Stephen Spender Centenary Conference will take place at the Institute of English Studies on the following day, Friday 27 February 2009, 10.00am-6.00pm (registration from 09.30am.) Registration Fees: £35 Standard or £25 for IES Members, or concessions (students, unwaged).
For further details of both events visit the Institute of English Studies web page at
http://ies.sas.ac.uk/events/conferences/2009/SSpender/index.htm or the website of the Stephen Spender Memorial Trust atwww.stephen-spender.org/SSMTrust/ssmt_news_events.htm