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Monthly Author Discussion about Virginia Woolf.

Monthly Author Discussion - January - Virginia Woolf

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January’s author in our postcard desk calendar is the great Virginia Woolf. Here’s some facts and quotes to celebrate!  

  • Virginia was born in 1882 under the birth name 'Adeline Virginia Stephen'. She grew up in a large and wealthy family in Kensington, London.
  • Best known for her novels, especially A Room of One's Own (1929), Mrs. Dalloway (1925) and To the Lighthouse (1927), she also wrote pioneering essays on artistic theory, literary history, women's writing, and the politics of power. 

“As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking.”  - Virginia Woolf Quote.

  • Her involvement in the Bloomsbury Set brought her attention. It was a group of artists and intellectuals who lived and worked in Bloomsbury, central London. They shared ideas, supported each other’s creative activities and formed close friendships. This was where she met her husband Leonard Woolf.

"they lived in squares, painted in circles and loved in triangles" - Dorothy Parker Quote on The Bloomsbury Set.


For more about Virginia Woolf, we highly recommend the video 'Why should you read Virginia Woolf?' by the Education department of Ted Talks.

Let us know your thoughts and experiences of reading Virginia Woolf. What's your favourite book by Woolf? Have you ever tried writing your stream of consciousness? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.


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