Book Event

Robert Graves 2 (e)Robert Graves Society Lecture

Love, War and Wimbledon

Paul O'Prey, Vice-Chancellor University of Roehampton

Sun 15th Oct 2017, 2.45pm

Baillie Gifford Big Tent


Wimbledon BookFest is delighted to welcome back Paul O’Prey, who will be delivering the Third Annual Robert Graves Society Lecture. Robert Graves was born and grew up in Wimbledon. When war broke out in 1914, he was 18 years old and decided to enlist immediately. He went on to become one of the twentieth century’s most acclaimed writers, famous for his poems about love and war, and for classics such as Goodbye To All That and I, Claudius. This event is supported by the Robert Graves Society.

Paul O’Prey
is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Roehampton. He has edited collections of Graves’s poems, essays and letters to other writers.

The winning poems for the 2017 Robert Graves Poetry Prize, a collaboration between Roehampton Poetry Centre and Wimbledon BookFest, will be announced after this event. The prize is judges by poet, Fiona Sampson and literary agent, Peter Straus. The 2017 Robert Graves Poetry Prize is kindly sponsored by Marcus Beale Architects. More info

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