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Elizabeth Carter `A Woman of Wit and Wisdom’

"My old friend, Mrs Carter, could make a pudding as well as translate from the Greek and work a handkerchief as well as write a poem." Samuel Johnson.

Join us for a celebration of the tercentenary of Elizabeth Carter, Georgian scholar, linguist, translator, `blue stocking` and feminist. Born in Deal, Kent, in 1717, she moved to London where, upon publication of her poems, she became a personal friend of Dr Johnson. Her translation of Epictetus, a 1st century B.C. Greek philosopher, brought her worldwide fame and instant fortune.

Actor/author, Gregory Holyoake, will explore her life and work through a presentation that includes short readings from her letters by costumed actors and recorded piano music by Neil Wright.

Tickets: £15 (includes a glass of wine)

Later Event: April 9
Afternoon Poems: Edward Thomas