In collaboration with the Dunsden Owen Association, Two Rivers Press invites you to join in A Wilfred Owen Day
Where: All Saints Church, Dunsden, Berkshire
When: Sat 10 November, 2.30-5pm (At 3.30pm there will be a talk on Owen’s work and its influences from Jane Potter).
Cost: All welcome: Free entry
There will also be poetry readings, music and afternoon tea as well as opportunities to meet some of the artists. Pennies on My Eyes, a new collection of Wilfred Owen poems will be available to buy and there is also a self- guided walk around the village (with trail leaflet or smartphone app) that could be undertaken in the morning, and a chance to see the graves of Owen’s parents and sister in the churchyard.
Dr Jane Potter is Reader in Arts at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing at Oxford Brookes University. Her publications include Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print: Women’s Literary Responses to the Great War, 1914-1918 (Oxford University Press, 2005), Wilfred Owen: An Illustrated Life (Bodleian Library Publishing, 2014), and, with Carol Acton, Working in a World of Hurt: Trauma and Resilience in the Narratives of Medical Personnel in War Zones (Manchester University Press, 2015). With Jon Stallworthy, she edited Three Poets of the First World War: Ivor Gurney, Isaac Rosenberg, and Wilfred Owen (Penguin, 2011), and is currently editing a new edition of Wilfred Owen’s selected letters for Oxford University Press.