Brontë Society Annual Lecture with Blake Morrison

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The Brontë Family and Other Attachments

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The Brontë Family and Other Attachments

Yorkshire-born writer Blake Morrison explores the complex family dynamic that resulted in some of the greatest novels in the English language – and reflects on his lifelong fascination with the Brontës.

Blake Morrison has written poetry, fiction, memoirs, literary criticism and libretti. He is probably best-known for his two memoirs And When Did You Last See Your Father? (which was made into a film with Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent and Juliet Stevenson) and Things My Mother Never Told Me. His novels include South of the River and The Last Weekend (the latter was made into a three-part television drama), and his poetry collections The Ballad of the Yorkshire Ripper, Pendle Witches and Shingle Street. He has also adapted six plays for the Halifax-based theatre company Northern Broadsides, including a reworking of Chekhov’s The Three Sisters as a play about the Brontës. Born in Skipton, he now lives in London, where he is professor of creative and life writing at Goldsmiths University. 
Tickets £3/free to Brontë Society members. Available from or on 01535 640192 from Wednesday 3 May.
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