Archive for November 19th, 2010

If I lived across the pond, I know where I would be this winter — at Charleston

Charleston Farmhouse

Farmhouse for its short courses and masterclasses on Virginia Woolf.


The Virginia Woolf Masterclass will be held Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2011, from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The event promises its 12 guests that they will “learn more about the world and writing of Virginia Woolf in the inspiring setting of the Charleston kitchen.”

Discussion will center around Woolf’s most experimental, pathbreaking novels, Jacob’s Room, Mrs Dalloway and To the Lighthouse.  Participants will also visit Sussex University’s Special Collection archive to view examples of her correspondence with friends. The Monk’s House Papers and the Leonard Woolf Papers are part of the collection.

Other events in the series include:

  • Painting and Drawing at Charleston in Winter
  • Painting with Words: Poetry

Get more details.


Read Full Post »

Cecil Woolf and Jean Moorcroft Wilson

Jean Moorcroft Wilson and Cecil Woolf are featured in an article about World War I poet Edward Thomas posted today on the Islington Tribune website.

Wilson, who is writing a biography of Thomas, spoke about him at an event at the Imperial War Museum on the eve of Remembrance Day. She is the author of biographies of World War I poets Isaac Rosenberg (2005) and Siegfried Sassoon (2009).

Churchill biographer Martin Wilson also spoke at the event, describing the conditions on the Western Front during the Great War.

Wilson serves as editor for many monographs in the Bloomsbury Heritage Series and the War Poets Series published by her husband, Cecil Woolf of Cecil Woolf Publishers, which is based in London.

She also wrote the text that every Woolfian consults when planning a trip to England in the hopes of following in Virginia Woolf’s footsteps. It’s titled Virginia Woolf, Life and London: A Biography of Place.

Read Full Post »

%d bloggers like this: