Late-Victorian Literary Liverpool: A Symposium
Liverpool Central Library, William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EW
Saturday, 29 October 2016
On 29 October 2016, the Liverpool Central Library will bring together scholars from the UK and the US for a one-day symposium about Liverpool as a literary and cultural centre at the end of the 19th century.
Topics include the connections between Liverpool’s literary circles and Oscar Wilde, Dame Ellen Terry, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir William Watson, and J. M. Whistler.
Extra features include: a screening of a short film based on the work of the Liverpool-born writer Richard Le Gallienne and a talk by the filmmaker; and a special lunchtime display at the Walker Art Gallery of art related to the symposium.
The symposium will be held in conjunction with “Richard Le Gallienne: Liverpool’s Wild(e) Poet,” an exhibition at the Hornby Library, Liverpool Central Library, 5 August to 31 October 2016.
This event is free and open to the public. It begins at 10.00am and ends at 17.00pm, in the Library’s 4th floor Meeting Rooms. Registration is encouraged. To register, please go to Eventbrite, www.eventbrite.co.uk.