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

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Arnold Bennett Literary Award 2020

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Entries are now open for the Arnold Bennett Literary Award 2020 It is the fourth year the international book prize has been organised by the Arnold Bennett Society in partnership with The Sentinel. Entry is also open to writers living anywhere in the world if their work deals with life in North Staffordshire. Past winners include Guardian […]

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LOOKING AHEAD

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19 October:  Annual General Meeting, Swan Bank, Methodist Rooms, Burslem, 2:00pm  1 November: Submission deadline for articles for the Winter 2020 Newsletter 4 December: Literary Lunch, Speaker Lisa Blower, Potbank Hotel, Elenora Street, Stoke.  12:00 – application form in August Newsletter. 29 February 2020: Annual talk at Friends’ Meeting House – details in the January 2020 Newsletter. […]

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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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The Romance of the Shop – Talk by Prof Deborah Wynne

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Saturday 23 February 2019 2.30pm ‘The Romance of the Shop: Life Behind the Counter in the Work of Arnold Bennett and H.G.Wells’, a talk by Professor Deborah Wynne (University of Chester). Friends’ Meeting House, Miller Street, Newcastle Under Lyme, 2.30pm Tea and Biscuits will be served after the talk.

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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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