Tuesday, 8th May 2018
Chipping Campden School Hall

Free to full-time students
Doors open 6.30pm TOKE’S Bar

To mark #Frankenstein200 Fiona Sampson writes: ‘I wanted to discover a Mary Shelley for our times: to find the girl behind the book, and to reconstruct what writing it must have been like. Her
story is every bit as archetypal as that of Mary’s two most famous characters – her life and relationships with men couldn’t be more relevant for our #MeToo era.’ The Guardian
Fiona sifts through letters, diaries and records to uncover a complex, generous character
trying to fulfil her own passionate commitment to writing when to be a woman writer was an
extraordinary and costly anomaly.
‘Sampson is as adept as Frankenstein himself, giving life to a figure who convincingly aches
and bleeds.’ The Guardian
Evening Standard London best seller A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week ‘fascinating and ambitious biography’ The Irish Times
Fiona Sampson, MBE, and prize-winning poet and writer is published in more than thirty
languages. 2005-2012 Editor of Poetry Review, Fiona is now Editor of Poem and Professor of Poetry at the University of Roehampton, where she is the Director of the Roehampton Poetry Centre. She is a Fellow and Council Member of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and the English Association, and Trustee of the Wordsworth Trust. Her publications include twenty-seven volumes of poetry, criticism and philosophy of language. Recent works include: a new edition of Percy Bysshe Shelley; The Catch; Lyric Cousins: Musical Form in Poetry; and Limestone Country.
This event is sponsored by Cutts of Campden, Ford in The Cotswolds
Tel: 01386 840213 www.cuttsofcampden.co.uk

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