Poetry Breakfast with Louis de Bernières

Poetry Breakfast with Louis de Bernières





Sunday 31 October, 2021

Leconfield Hall, Petworth, GU28 OAH

10.30am - 12 noon

Adults £10 / 18 and under £5

The internationally-acclaimed author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin Louis de Bernières entertains with his inspiring poetry and reflective songs in a programme of words and music. With support from musical duo Mike Carey (piano), Clare Nichols (accordion) and Sussex poet Barry Smith.

Petworth Festival Literary Week joins forces with the South Downs Poetry Festival for a breakfast event where orange juice, coffee, croissants, the Sunday newspapers, music and poetry will be the name of the game.

Louis de Bernières shot to fame with his iconic story of love and war set in Cephalonia, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, later turned into a popular film. Louis has three full collections of poetry to his name, Imagining Alexandria, Of Love and Desire and his latest collection, The Cat in the Treble Clef, which features poems about family, places, love and time.

He is joined by South Downs Poetry Festival director, Barry Smith who reads from his new collection, Performance Rites (Waterloo Press).

The morning session will also include a presentation by young poets from Petworth schools who have been participating in workshops arranged in association with the West Sussex Arts Society, led by dynamic young performance poet and musician Antosh Wojcik.

Barry Smith (photo: Chichester Observer), Louis de Bernières (photo: Ivan Bartholomew) and Antosh Wojcik