Literature and Drama

Our courses include studies of both classic and contemporary fiction, poetry and drama. In recent years we have studied Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and had an introduction to Greek Tragedy and another to Irish Drama, through the plays of Brian Friel.

Our popular poetry courses have ranged from an investigation into poems in Old English, an introduction to Shakespeare’s Sonnets and a study of Milton’s Paradise Lost, to a look at John Keats in 1819, and the poems of Philip Larkin and Charles Causley. In fiction we have studied works by Charles Dickens, E. M. Forster and George Eliot, through to J G Farrell, Bernard MacLaverty, Anne Enright, and Colm Tóibín. 

As part of the Berwick Literary Festival 2023, Mike Fraser will discuss the extraordinary life and times of Northumbrian poet Basil Bunting. Mike has been a long time supporter of ours and we are delighted to be associated with this event. Do come and join us on Sat 14 Oct, 12 noon-1pm, Berwick Parish Centre. Full details and to book here