I hadn’t, until a group of locals, many of whom were also new to the Tales, decided it was time to bring Chaucer to the Williamstown Literary Festival. Well, clearly not Chaucer, he’s in no state to travel.
‘Canterbury Tales Book Club Project’ will appear on Sunday, 6 May 2.15 – 5.00 pm in the Williamstown Town Hall Council Chambers. It will feature Daniel O’Connell, Bernard Calleo, Jackie Kerin, Catherine Ryan, Simon Leverton, me. There will be a special guest appearance by middle-English specialist Adrian Francis
K. Clarke. And there will be Morris Dancers!
The CT Book Club Project promises to entertain, provoke and offend with lectures, songs and re-tellings to whet your appetite for Chaucer. This is Chaucer 101 for enjoyment.
If you would like to come along and join the fun, details for booking are here.
Loved the Canterbury tales when I studied English Lit at HSC level- still have the text book!
So you'll be in the audience Leonie? Expect to read middle English and sing!
Canterbury Tales seem to polarise people Lorraine. This program will have them laughing and singing!