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THE PHILIP LARKIN SOCIETY

Since The Philip Larkin Society was founded in 1995, ten years after the poet’s death, it has become a national and international focus for lovers of his writings.

The Society, a registered charity, provides a forum for the discussion of all aspects of Larkin’s work: as poet, novelist, jazz critic and librarian. Our lively, illustrated Journal, About Larkin, mingles reviews and commentaries on the Society’s activities with articles of a more substantial literary nature. Our podcast Tiny In All That Air has featured some of the world’s leading scholars on Larkin and his contemporaries, such as Professor James Booth and Professor Zachary Leader, but also hosts Larkin chat with writers and artists, PLS committee members, honorary vice presidents and, of course, the members themselves. We are always looking for new and creative ways to promote knowledge and understanding of Philip Larkin and to get as many people as possible involved from Hull to all around the world.

WHAT ARE OUR AIMS?
  • To promote the public knowledge and appreciation of the works of Philip Larkin (1922-1985) and his literary contemporaries
  • To bring together all those who admire Larkin’s work as poet, novelist, jazz critic and librarian
  • To bring about publications on all things Larkinesque
WHAT DO WE DO?
  • Online and in person events such as conferences, readings, and talks about all aspects of Larkin’s life
  • Online members social events
  • About Larkin Journal, published twice a year in April and October
  • A regular e-newsletter
  • A member of the Alliance of Literary Societies
  • Twitter, YouTube and Instagram channels
RECENT NEWS
The Barbara Pym Society Spring Meeting
I’m delighted to be able to announce the details of the Barbara Pym Society’s 2022 Spring Meeting in London. As some of you will be aware, our usual venue had
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PLS AGM Saturday 11th June 2022
We look forward  to welcoming you to King Henry VIII School in Coventry for what promises to be a lovely, Larkin-filled day out on the occasion of The Philip Larkin
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Larkin100 What’s coming up?
In addition to the programme of centenary events organised directly by The Philip Larkin Society, Larkin100 will be promoting a range of additional Larkin related activities offered by others throughout
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POEM REVIEW
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RT @TimGardiner3: new run report for @hbparkrun my 77th different #parkrun - Larkin around the Alps - contains many references to one of th…
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Please get your tickets for the AGM at the wonderful King Henry VIII School in Coventry Sat 11th June- a guided tour round Larkin's old school, fascinating talks, lunch and a good catch up with fellow PLS members, of course. https://t.co/k2ZGgWByFJ
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RT @holisticEoL: Early 🏃🏻‍♀️around @HullYorkMed this morning. Find beautiful cemetery filled with flowers, and next to it an abundant allot…
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