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Masterclass: ‘Lycidas’ with Brian Nellist

Written by Mark Till, 23rd March 2010

We know it's been a while since the last Nellibobs video, but here's your chance to see the man himself - live and unedited! Following his hugely successful workshop on Milton's Paradise Lost at the New Beginnings Readers' Day, don't miss...

John Milton's 'Lycidas'
Masterclass with Brian Nellist

Thursday 15th April, 10.30am - 3.00pm
19 Abercromby Square, Liverpool, L69 7ZG
£30, including lunch and refreshments (£15 concessions)

Come along to read and discuss ‘Lycidas’, John Milton’s haunting pastoral elegy, with other readers in the company of The Reader Organisation’s great literature-lover Brian Nellist.

‘Lycidas’ first appeared in a collection of elegies commemorating the death of Edward King, a schoolmate of Milton’s at Cambridge who drowned when his ship sank off the coast of Wales in August, 1637.

           Weep no more, woful Shepherds weep no more,
           For Lycidas your sorrow is not dead,
           Sunk though he be beneath the watry floar,
           So sinks the day-star in the Ocean bed,
           And yet anon repairs his drooping head,
           And tricks his beams, and with new spangled Ore,
           Flames in the forehead of the morning sky…

With nearly fifty years’ experience teaching the reading of literature, Brian brings serious wisdom, deep attention and inspiring energy to one of John Milton’s greatest works. This is a wonderful opportunity for Get Into Reading practitioners and lovers of literature to hone their skills and explore the hidden depths of this poem.

Find out more and download a booking form here, or contact Mark Till, Training Assistant, on or 0151 794 2286.

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