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

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Arnold Bennett Society AGM – 30th October 2021

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Dear Arnold Bennett Society members,  This is to notify you of the date, time and arrangements for our Society Annual General Meeting for 2021. This will take place at the Swan Bank Methodist Church at 2.00pm on the 30th October for those who are able to attend in person. In addition: there will be a […]

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Heritage Open Day 14 September

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On Tuesday 14 September, as part of the Heritage Open Day events with a theme of ‘Edible England‘ thirty member and friends assembled at the Market Cafe in Burslem at 12 noon. After a refreshing cup of coffee/tea, Ray Johnson, Ginny Johnson and Erika Alcock read extracts with a food related theme from AB’s novels. […]

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Call for Papers.

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The Victorians Institute Journal has expanded its scope to include essays that contribute to any aspect of Victorian and Edwardian literary and cultural studies.  They especially welcome submissions on the life and work of Arnold Bennett. To submit a manuscript, please visit http://www.editorialmanager.com/vijFor all other queries, please contact the editors at vij@mtsu.edu Maria K. Bachman Don Richard Cox

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Arnold Bennett Book Prize 2022

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The Society welcomes submissions to be considered for the 2022 Book Prize. The criteria are that the book should be fiction, non-fiction, poetry or drama by an author with a North Staffordshire connection or set in the area by any author. The book must be published in 2020 or 2021 and should have an ISBN. […]

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8 December 2021 Literary Lunch

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We are pleased to announce the speaker for our 2021 Literary Lunch will be the British/Irish writer Kit de Waal. Please complete and return this application form.

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Reading Group – 30 September 2021

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On Thursday 30th September the reading group will discuss the following short stories by Arnold Bennett. The Matador of the Five Towns Three episodes of the Life of Mr Cowlishaw Catching the Train. All can be downloaded from Gutenberg https://www.gutenberg.org The discussion will start at 12 noon. To obtain the Zoom link, please email arnoldbennettscty@btinternet.com

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Arnold Bennett Plaques unveiled in Burslem

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New Arnold Bennett Plaques unveiled in Burslem On Saturday 24th July five more blue and white plaques were added to the “Bursley Trail” in Burslem. In addition to further replacements of brown plaques put up three decades ago, a brand new plaque commemorating “The Shambles” – the Burslem Meat Market which dominated the East end of […]

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Tim Gray

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It is with sadness we announce the death of society member Tim Gray. Tim had been a member since 2009 and one of our Trustees for a number of years. Tim will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Our condolences to Jennifer and the family. A full obituary will be in a newsletter.

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Jacques Eldin

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It is with regret and sadness that we report the recent death of our Vice President Jacques Eldin. Jacques was Arnold Bennett’s son-in-law. Jacques leaves his son – our President Denis Eldin – and his daughter Monique and her family.  The funeral will take place on Thursday 17 June.You will find the details on this […]

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