Archive for March 31st, 2009

woolf_and_the_cityCommon readers in New York City may be interested in joining a Virginia Woolf reading group this spring on the theme of “Woolf and the City.”

Anne Fernald will lead the group, which will meet for four Monday sessions: April 6, April 20, May 4 and May 22. Each session will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

According to Anne, the group will discuss four of Woolf’s “city novels” in preparation for the upcoming 19th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, whose theme is “Woolf and the City.”  The novels under discussion include Mrs. Dalloway, Orlando, Flush and The Years.

“I’m very honored and excited to be leading this group, and I expect it will be a really fun way for New York Woolfians to talk about Woolf’s fiction with each other,” Anne wrote in an e-mail to the VW Listserv.

Meetings will be held at the Mercantile Library Center for Fiction, 17 W. 47th St., between Fifth and Madison avenues.

The cost is $65 for non-members and $50 for members. You can sign up for the group here and find out more about membership in the Mercantile Library here.

Anne Fernald is the author of Virginia Woolf: Feminism and the Reader and is an associate professor of English at Fordham University, the host for this year’s Woolf conference.

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