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Celebrating the life and work of Ted Hughes

Sunday 2nd July 2017 5.30--6.30 pm

The Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge


"Two Views of Withens": Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath in West Yorkshire

A talk arranged forthe Elmet Trust by the Ted Hughes Network at the University of Huddersfield.


Sylvia Plath had a conflicted relationship with Ted Hughes's home ground: she loved the moors, but was at times overwhelmed by the vast landscape. Heather Clark's talk will cover some of the two writers' moor poems, and discuss the role of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights in their mythology. She'll also look at Hughes's poem 'Stubbing Wharfe' - the venue for her talk.



Heather Clark is Visiting International Professor at the Ted Hughes Network, University of Huddersfield, and a Fellow of the Leon Levy Center for Biography at the City University of New York, where she is currently working on a literary biography of Sylvia Plath, to be published by Alfred A. Knopf. She is the author of The Grief of Influence: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes (2011) and The Ulster Renaissance: Poetry in Belfast 1962-1972 (2006).

This event is free, but places are limited. Please email to reserve a place.


Thursday 17th August 201, 7.00 -10.00pm

The Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge


Ted Hughes Birthday Dinner. For more information go to 2017 Birthday Dinner



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