[UPDATE] Registration Open: Basil Bunting and Friends (Durham, 4-5 July 2012)

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Durham University

Registration now open:

With sleights learned from others: Basil Bunting and Friends
A conference at Durham 4-5 July 2012

Registration is now open for the Basil Bunting conference, taking place in Durham, 4-5 July 2012 (with an optional excursion to Sedburgh, Cumbria on July 6th). To register, please complete the attached form, and return it to Annabel Haynes (annabel.haynes@durham.ac.uk) as soon as possible. The form is also available on our website. Should you have any questions regarding payment or registration, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

A detailed draft schedule is forthcoming. The conference will start at 11.00am on 4th July. The program includes addresses from Dr Harriet Tarlo (Sheffield Hallam, editor of The Ground Aslant) and Don Share (Senior Editor, Poetry Magazine and author of Bunting's Persia), readings from prominent contemporary poets, including Tony Lopez and Tom Pickard, and an array of academic panels. The schedule includes lunch, and a liberal smattering of coffee breaks and wine receptions. Academic panels will run to 5.30 on 5th July, but there will be a poetry reading on the evening of the 5th, for which departing delegates are warmly encouraged to linger.

On 6th July there will be an optional excursion to Brigflatts Meeting House, near Sedburgh, in Cumbria. We shall travel to Sedburgh by coach on the morning of the 6th, where the warden of the Brigflatts meeting house has kindly offered to conduct a guided tour. This will be followed by a Bunting-themed poetry reading and a picnic lunch. We hope to have a little free time after that to explore the area, before returning to Durham by around 4.30pm. (Some of these details are liable to slight alteration. We shall confirm them once approximate numbers for the trip have been established.) The excursion will cost £20, including travel, refreshments and lunch.

Should you require any further information – about accommodation, travel, or Durham itself – then please don't hesitate to ask. We have a number of places available for attendees who are not giving papers: please feel free to distribute this email to any friends and colleagues you think may be interested in coming along.