01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

Online talk: Heather Clark & Dave Haslam: Sylvia Plath

£0.00£5.00

Date: Thursday 18 March at 7pm

Venue: Online via Zoom

£5 general sale or free to University of Huddersfield staff and students

Join Prof Heather Clark and Dave Haslam for a discussion about Sylvia Plath’s life, work and legacy.

Heather Clark is Professor of Contemporary Poetry at the University of Huddersfield, and the author of Red Comet: The short life and blazing art of Sylvia Plath, a balanced and comprehensive biography featuring a wealth of new material about the poet. “A first-class biography… Red Comet is a mighty achievement. Clark is compassionate, clear-eyed, sceptical. Each chapter reads with the ease of a novel… I couldn’t put it down.” The Times

Dave Haslam is a writer, broadcaster, and former Hacienda DJ. His limited-edition small format book My Second Home: Sylvia Plath in Paris, 1956 is about a crucial period in the poet’s life just before she married Ted Hughes – specifically her visits to the French capital. My Second Home is the fourth book in Haslam’s small format series (previous subjects include vinyl collecting, Keith Haring, and Courtney Love). He’s also authored five full-length books and his journalism has appeared in the Guardian, the LRB, the Face and elsewhere.

This event will take place on Zoom and we will email you a link prior to the event. If you haven’t used Zoom before, don’t worry! A guide to using Zoom will be up on our website shortly, along with a date for a free Zoom training session.

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Event Details

Date: March 18, 2021

Start time: 07:00 p.m.

End time: 08:00 p.m.

Venue: Online

Phone: 01484951108

Email: info@huddlitfest.org.uk

Description

Heather Clark earned her bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Harvard University and her doctorate in English from Oxford University. She is the author of two award-winning books on post-war poetry, The Grief of Influence: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes and The Ulster Renaissance: Poetry in Belfast 1962–1972. She divides her time between Chappaqua, New York, and Yorkshire, England, where she is Professor of Contemporary Poetry at the University of Huddersfield.

Dave Haslam is a writer, broadcaster, and former Hacienda DJ. His limited-edition small format book My Second Home: Sylvia Plath in Paris, 1956 is about a crucial period in the poet’s life just before she married Ted Hughes – specifically her visits to the French capital, where Plath enjoyed moments of loneliness, but also moments of joy (including, as Haslam puts it, feeling elated “looking chic on the sunny side of the street”). My Second Home is the fourth book in Haslam’s small format series (previous subjects include vinyl collecting, Keith Haring, and Courtney Love). He’s also authored five full-length books and his journalism has appeared in the Guardian, the LRB, the Face and elsewhere. For a full biography see: http://www.davehaslam.com/#/dave-haslam-short-biog/

Additional information

Date

18 March 2021

Time

7pm-8pm

Cost

£5, FREE

Venue

ONLINE

Ticket Type

University of Huddersfield staff or student, Full Price

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