The study and appreciation of the life, works and times of Arnold Bennett

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John Lancaster’s poems of the Potteries

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Poet John Lancaster won the inaugural Arnold Bennett Prize with his fifth volume, Potters: A Division of Labour.  Potters is a humorous and poignant tribute to the workers of Alfred Meakin Pottery, where John had a job between school and university.  John now lives in Totnes, but has not forgotten his North Staffordshire roots.  He […]

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Conference 2019

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The annual AB Society conference will take place on 15 June 2019.   2019 Conference Booking Form ABS 2019 Conference Programme

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2019 Arnold Bennett Society Dinner

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We are pleased to announce our annual dinner is to be held on Saturday 30 March 2019. It will be held at the Potbank Hotel at the Spode Works in Elenora Street, Stoke on Trent. ST4 1QQ. The hotel is now open and they advise that bookings are being taken well into next year. I […]

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2019 Arnold Bennett Prize

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Nominations are now being taken for the 2019 Book Prize. The prize is for books published during 2018. They can be any genre, fiction or non-fiction, and of any length. They must be by a North Staffordshire writer, or set in North Staffordshire. The books must exist in physical form, rather than purely digitally, and […]

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