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The Dalloway, a restaurant and bar in New York City’s So Ho district, is hosting a Virginia Woolf-themed book club, centering on theliterary monday Modernist author’s work.

The introductory session of Literary Mondays will be held Monday, March 25, beginning at 7 p.m.

The evening promises artisan cheeses, seasonal flatbreads, a prix-fixe dinner, drinks, Woolf, women, feminism and a discussion of Mrs. Dalloway. The cost is $27, which includes gratuity and taxes.

The Dalloway is located at 525 Broome Street (between 6th and Thompson)

RSVP to  Bookworms@thedallowaynyc.com  by Monday at noon.

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In this week’s Woolf sightings, we have more on The Dalloway, the new “lesbian-leaning” restaurant opened by a simpatico model in New York City (1 and 2). We also have a link to the article “The Education of Virginia Woolf” that appears in the current issue of The Atlantic, which is rapidly being passed around Facebook (8).

  1. Out Model Kim Stolz Opens Lesbian-Leaning Restaurant in New YorkSheWiredThe Dalloway
    In true literary lesbian style, the bar and restaurant’s moniker is a send-up to the well-known titular character of bisexual author Virginia Woolf’s 1925 tome. As a self-described Woolf nerd, Stolz told New York Magazine that she resonates with the 
  2. 180 Minutes With Kim StolzNew York Magazine
    “She was never really able to be comfortable in her skin. Knowing the struggles that Virginia Woolf went through, it’s an ode to her and a thank-you to her,” Stolz says, taking stock of the now rollicking scene. “But Amanda will tell you she just 
  3. Victorian Bloomsbury, By Rosemary AshtonThe Independent9780300154474
    When Virginia Woolf and her sister Vanessa moved into 46 Gordon Square in 1904, in what Henry James had described as “dirty Bloomsbury”, the family was appalled at the young women’s choice of this profoundly unfashionable district of London, and 
  4. Browbeaten by a new cultural subspeciesSydney Morning Herald
    Neither highbrow intellectuals or lowbrow plebs, the middlebrow copped a pasting as far back as the 1940s from writer Virginia Woolf, who described them as ”of middlebred intelligence … in pursuit of no single object, neither art itself nor life 
  5. ‘Looking for Transwonderland,’ ‘Route 66 Still Kicks,’ and MoreNew York Times
    This season’s travel books abound with journeys inspired by literary lions — a trip to a Greek island in pursuit of the teachings of Epicurus, a hike along the river where Virginia Woolf died, an excursion to the birthplace of the Nigerian writer Ken 
  6. At Your Service: The Birth of Privates on ParadeThe Arts Desk
    It was in Singapore in 1947 that my real education began. For the first time I read Lawrence, Forster, Virginia Woolf, To the RiverMelville, Graham Greene and Bernard Shaw’s political works, becoming a lifelong Leftie. When Stanley Baxter explained Existentialism 
  7. The Education of Virginia WoolfThe Atlantic
    Born into the highest stratum of the English intellectual aristocracy, Virginia Woolf—whose set included some of the kingdom’s most illustrious families, many of its finest writers and painters, its greatest poet, its most brilliant economist—could 
  8. Free Classic Literature Newsletter! Sign UpAbout – News & Issues
    The Waves – Virginia Woolf The Waves is a novel (first published in 1931) by Virginia Woolf. The book is a narrative in Woolf’s infamous stream-of-consciousness style. Here, Woolf gives into experimentation, as the six friends are lulled–drawn with 
  9. Book News: Sasha And Malia’s Reads, Literary AlpinismNew Yorker (blog)
    At the Paris Review, Alex Siskin on Leslie Stephen, the father of Virginia Woolf and a mountaineer who made important contributions to the literature of alpinism. “A book is really like a lover. It arranges itself in your life in a way that is 
    Climbing the Alps with Leslie Stephen.
  10. Video of the Day: Is the “Crazy Artist” Stereotype True?SF Weekly (blog)
    An ear here, a life there: Vincent van Gogh, Virginia Woolf, and Sylvia Plath each had their own way of dealing withMarbles mood disorders. In her new graphic novel, cartoonist and storyteller Ellen Forney asks an important question: For artists, are mental 

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This year’s children’s book that was based on a loose exploration of the relationship between Virginia Woolf and her sister Vanessa Bell has won the 2012 Governor General’s Literary Awards for children’s literature — illustration. See 4.

Other news in this week’s list of Woolf sightings includes the opening of The Dalloway in Manhattan (6) and the controversy surrounding the move of The Women’s Library (14).

  1. Reframing ClassicsWall Street Journal
    By PAUL LEVY. LONDON—”Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present” is, surprisingly, the National Gallery’s first major show of photography. Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-79)—Virginia Woolf’s great-aunt—regarded her own photography as “high art” 
  2. Get educated, be political: 2012 Students for Liberty ColoradoRocky Mountain Collegian
    I was ready to move on to discussing a topic other than politics: Virginia Woolf novels, Doctor Who episodes, the weather, anything. But this weekend I had the incredible opportunity to be a part of the 2012 Students For Liberty Colorado Regional 
  3. Free of context and expectations: ‘Minimally Charged’ takes portraits into Tribune-Review

    “Each character represents a female shackled by the behavioral expectations of society and trying to break free,” artist Jackie Hoysted says. “My Virginia will do what she wants.”

    To that end, the piece “Virginia” might be the quintessential example. The title is inspired by the movie “The Hours,” which revolves around how the lives of three women of different generations are interconnected through Virginia Woolf’s novel “Mrs 

  4. Governor General’s lit prize winners led by women, CBC.ca
     literature – illustration. Accompanying text by Kyo Maclear, Arsenault’s whimsical images delve into the world of childhood dreams and creativity as they loosely explore the relationship between author Virginia Woolf and her sister, painter Vanessa 
  5. A Note to Virginia WoolfHuffington Post (blog)
     indeed so overcharged the capacity of bricks and mortar that it must needs harness itself to pens and brushes and business and politics. I encountered this quote by Virginia Woolf the other day and decided to respond to it — the present speaking 
  6. Lani Kai Replacement The Dalloway Opens TomorrowZagat (blog)
    Tomorrow, a SoHo watering hole is going even further back in time, taking inspiration from Virginia Woolf’s famous hostess. The Dalloway will open in the bi-level space that used to house Lani Kai. The spot came up with a new term to describe itself 
  7. Lennon’s letters offer intimate insightNew Zealand Herald
    There have been volumes of letters produced by Ernest Hemingway, J.R.R. Tolkien, Virginia Woolf, Abraham Lincoln, amongst others. It might be a dying art form, but a handsome new book shows the fleeting beauty tossed-off notes and messages can have.
    Many literary greats lost a parent in childhood (Swift, Keats, the Brontes, Hawthorne, Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath), were orphans (Poe, Tolstoy, Conrad) or were plunged into poverty (Shakespeare, Melville, Dickens, Yeats, Joyce). An unhappy childhood 
  9. Politics and business, sex and violence, wrestling and the Pulitzers–all of Inquirer.net
    Since one of the protagonists in the novel is modernist maven Virginia Woolf, a suicide, Cunningham said he had thought at first of not researching to save on money. But when plane fares went down, he went to England, “and I was so glad I did because I 
  10. Verbal LandscapingWall Street Journal
    No one does this better, I think, than Virginia Woolf. In her early short story “Kew Gardens,” she writes: “From the oval-shaped flower-bed there rose perhaps a hundred stalks…unfurling at the tip red or blue or yellow petals marked with spots of 
  11. Kalumaali: Laying bare motherhoods inconvenient truthsThe Sunday Times Sri Lanka
    “I have lost friends, some by death…others by sheer inability to cross the street,” saidVirginia Woolf. So ladies, it’s time to cross the street and find out what’s on the other side. ‘Kalumaali: A Fairy Tale for Grown-Ups is an original play 
  12. On the Night Table: Sally ItoWinnipeg Free Press
    Back at home, still on the nightstand, are Virginia Woolf’s classic novel Mrs. Dalloway and Betsy Warland’s Breathing the Page: Reading the Act of Writing, a wonderful book on the art of writing.” Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition 
  13. The Saturday Quiz answersThe Independent
    The Saturday Quiz. Suggested Topics. Virginia Woolf · Newmarket Racecourses · Pippa Middleton· Bermuda (uk) · Gibraltar (uk). 1. Quebec. 2. 1970s. 3. FA Cup final referees. 4. Leonard andVirginia Woolf. 5. Duffel. 6. Annie Hall. 7. The Rock of 
  14. A room of her own: The battle for the Women’s LibraryTelegraph.co.uk
    If a woman is to write fiction, declared Virginia Woolf in 1929, she must have a room of her own. And, the author noted, money. The Women’s Library, based in London’s East End, has provided just such a room for more than 75 years. But money has, of 
  15. A ‘Wicked’ test of timeAlbany Times Union
    The idealistic nerdess bears some chromosomal resemblance to the young Virginia Woolf, for her acerbity and intellect; and to the young Laura Nyro, for her invention and energy; and to the older Emily Dickinson, for her willingness to retire when the 

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