Neighbourhood News: DH Lawrence Society

Photograph of D.H. Lawrence probably taken in the 1920s
Photograph of D.H. Lawrence probably taken in the 1920s

Peter Brennan will give a talk at the D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre, Durban House, on Mansfield Road, Eastwood on Wednesday February 12 at 7.15 p.m. All are welcome. Admission is free, although a voluntary donation of £2 towards the room hire is greatly appreciated.

It is possible for anyone to join the D.H. Lawrence Society on the night or take a membership application with them

Peter Brennan is a poet, and was for many years head of English at Dartford Grammar School and The Latymer School, Edmonton, North London. He is editor-in-chief of Perdika Press, which publishes original and translated modernist poetry.

Peter founded Visionary Company courses in 2005. His teaching focuses on the profound practical lessons to be drawn from reading the works of major poets and novelists. His courses - of which he has now devised more than 30 - address a wide range of subjects, including the works of Shakespeare, the Romantic poets, and many 20th century and contemporary poets, as well as novelists such as Jane Austen and Lawrence.

Most of Peter’s teaching takes place at City Lit in Holborn, but he also runs courses at his home in North London and at various venues across the country.

Peter’s invitation to address the Lawrence Society was issued after one of its members attended a course he gave at City Lit - ‘This Ache for Being’. His talk will focus on a fascinating but little known study of Lawrence’s work by the leading novelist and diarist, Anais Nin (1903-77). It was published in 1932, just two years after Lawrence’s death, and was the first major assessment of his writing by a major female author.