Six autograph poems by Samuel Beckett (one unpublished) are up for auction at Sotheby's. These short works were among Beckett's 'mirlitonnades', short doggerel verse written on loose available scraps (eg. cigarette packets, envelopes, coasters, etc.) | https://t.co/K55hlNdy0S pic.twitter.com/n1P2FJQJ9y
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The Beckett International Foundation at the University of Reading has announced that the next Beckett Research Seminar will take place on Saturday, 24 November 2018.
Tickets can be purchased on the door on the morning of the seminar, but they need to know numbers for catering so please email Mark Nixon at email@example.com by Thursday 15 November if you wish to attend. As such please notify the organiser if you have any dietary requirements.
The event will include talks by Julie Bates (Trinity College Dublin), Pim Verhulst (University of Antwerp), Lucy Jeffery, and Shane Weller (University of Kent). You can find out more about the event on the The Samuel Beckett Society website.
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