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Event to celebrate genius of Cornish literary giant Sir Arthur Quiller Couch
12:00pm Sunday 15th September 2013 in News
A host of writers and performers will gather at the Mylor Theatre in Truro on Monday, October 7 to celebrate the genius of Sir Arthur Quiller Couch.
Proceeds from the Q for Stories fundraiser will go to the Quiller Couch Memorial Fund which continues the legacy left the Cornish literary giant, better known as Q.
Writers Anna Murphy, Amanda Harris, Mercedes Kemp, Simon Parker, Stephen Hall, Paul Farmer will join Dew Vardh (Bert Biscoe and Pol Hodge); Boilerhouse (a-cappella group Rick Williams, Grevis Williams, Stephen Hall, Dave May, and Luke Murray); Pete Berryman (guitarist); Pauline Sheppard (writer), Will Coleman (writer and performer), Simon Uren (actor) and Writing Squad Kernow (five students from Truro College) are on the bill at the event.
Over the past year the fund has supported writers researching Cornish subject, with Bert Biscoe, poet and chairman of the Q Fund, saaying: “Pauline Sheppard has brought together an exceptional group of Cornish writers to make this almost a once in a lifetime ‘do’. Enjoy a great evening whilst also supporting Cornish literary projects for many years to come. Miss it at your peril!”
Q edited The Oxford Book of English Verse in 1923, and remains its best-known editor to this day. He encouraged young writers including Daphne Du Maurier and was Professor of English Literature at Cambridge.
He was himself a practising writer of verse, essays, short stories and novels, including the well known Troy Town. Q died at his home in Fowey in 1944, and the memorial fund was set up in 1945 which continues his work to encourage writers to this day.
Q For Stories is at the Mylor Theatre, Truro on Monday 07 October at 7.30 pm. Tickets, costing £10 (£3 for students), are available from the Hall for Cornwall box office on 01872 262466 or www.hallforcornwall.org
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