Horsham Writers Circle. Lintot – Horsham’s Greatest Literary Entrepreneur
At the very heart of English literature and the great heritage we have today stands Horsham’s Barnaby Bernard Lintot. He handled and published the literary celebrities of the time – authors such as Alexander Pope (the great satirist, and our first truly professional writer), Thomas Gray (writer of the beautiful ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard’), the Restoration playwrights – Congreve, Dryden, Steele, Gay, etc., etc.
There will be library displays and information, which you’ll also find on our website, as well as a talk from Jeremy Knight, Horsham Museum and Heritage Officer, who will bring alive to you the dramatic, eventful life of Lintot and how modern publishing was born.
The talk will take place at Beeson House, Lintot Square in Southwater on Wednesday 13th March from 7.00 to 8.30 p.m.and the cost will be £2 (book your tickets at [email protected]).
Library exhibitions are ongoing throughout the month in Horsham and District’s Libraries: Horsham, Billingshurst, Henfield, Pulborough, Southwater, Steyning and Storrington.
Our image of printers at work at around 1700 is taken from ‘British Printed Images to 1700’ – the Arts and Humanities Research Council
Horsham Writers Circle is a lively and friendly group of enthusiastic writers. We meet monthly to develop our writing skills and support members’ writing projects. If you’d like find out more, go to our website horshamwriters.co.uk