The 20th International THOMAS HARDY
Conference & Festival
Dorchester 18th – 26th August 2012
Leading Hardy Scholars, Poetry Readings, Lectures, Seminars.
Receptions, Suppers, Tastings, New Writing from Wessex, Quiz.
Guided Walks, Coach Tours, Drama, Dance and Musical Performances.
Book Launches, Exhibitions, Antiquarian Book Fair, Awards.
The 2012 International Thomas Hardy Conference will mark the 172nd anniversary of the birth of Thomas Hardy and take place from 18th - 26th August : a little later than in previous years in order to avoid the Olympic Games. Like its predecessors it will be designed to appeal both to Hardy scholars and to the lay readers who attend in large numbers.