Category Archives: Festivals

Waugh and the Q & A

Humorist Craig Brown writing in the Daily Mail makes a case for the elimination of the Q&A following any vocal presentation by an author. He is particularly bothered by the typical literary festival as a waste of time. In the article, … Continue reading

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Waugh Panel at Cologne Literary Festival

A discussion of Evelyn Waugh is scheduled as part of the International Literary Festival “lit.Cologne”. This will be convened on board the ship MS Rhein Energie at Frankenwerft, KD Anleger, 50667 Cologne on Saturday, 18 March 2017, at 21:00pm. Here’s an abbreviated … Continue reading

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Waugh at Thanksgiving Table

The San Diego Reader, a weekly alternative print newspaper, has an article imagining a Thanksgiving dinner at which Evelyn Waugh is one of the guests. The others are: writer and critic H.L. Mencken, Pogo Possum, Roman emperor Claudius, writer and … Continue reading

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Mixed Results for Waugh in Imaginary Booker Prize Competitions

The results are in from the competition at the Cheltenham Literary Festival to determine which book would have won the Booker prize for the year 1945 had there been one. Brideshead Revisited was on the shortlist and its case was … Continue reading

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Leicester Schedules Waugh Events for Literary Festival

The Literary Leicester Festival has announced an ambitious schedule of Waugh-related events on Friday, November 18. A panel on textual editing will meet at 3-4pm at which Prof Martin Stannard and Drs Barbara Cooke and Sharon Ouditt will discuss issues … Continue reading

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Two Waugh Events at Cheltenham Festival

The Cheltenham Literature Festival is featuring two Waugh-related events in October. The first is entitled Evelyn Waugh: Brideshead and Beyond and will involve a panel discussion. Here’s a description: Philip Eade, author of the new biography Evelyn Waugh: A Life … Continue reading

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Waugh Event at Henley Festival Early Sell Out

The Henley Standard for today reports that the Evelyn Waugh event at the Henley Literary Festival next month was its first sell out. Philip Eade will discuss his new biography of Waugh in a session at Stonor Park where lunch will be … Continue reading

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Brideshead Revisted Yet Again

Actor Jeremy Irons, who famously played Charles Ryder in the 1981 Granada TV production of Brideshead Revisited, recently made another visit to its setting. He was artist in residence at the Ryedale Festival in which he appeared in “A Meeting … Continue reading

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Waugh Biographer to Appear at Henley Festival

Philip Eade will appear at the Henley-on-Thames Literary Festival on Tuesday, 27 September at 1230p. He will speak about his biography of Waugh at Stonor Park, a country house about 4 miles north of Henley, and lunch will be served. … Continue reading

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Another Literary Anniversary

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Graham Greene’s death in 1991. There have been several events associated with this anniversary. Perhaps the most ambitious is the BBC’s undertaking to adapt four of Greene’s novels for radio presentations. The most … Continue reading

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