William Morris’s Fantasy Fiction

  • 13 May 2020
  • 12:15 - 13:00
  • This is a live talk on Zoom, for which you will need to register in advance on Eventbrite. Find out more and book your place.


    We ask for a minimum donation of £1 to join the talk. Your donation will support exhibitions, conservation and educational work at the William Morris Gallery during closure and when we reopen to the public. If you are a Waltham Forest resident you can join without donating by using the code WFVIRTUALCULTURE.


Although best known today as an artist and designer, William Morris was most famous during his lifetime for his poetry and writing. His work is not often read today, but his poems, translations and especially his fantasy stories of the 1890s captured the imagination of later fantasy writers including J R R Tolkien and C S Lewis. Join assistant curator Ainsley Vinall in this online talk for an exploration of Morris’s fantasy worlds and their influence on later generations of writers.