Bloomsbury Evening - A special literary evening held in Studio Morison’s enchanted children’s library

Bloomsbury Evening


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NOW Gallery’s Bloomsbury evening with The Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain with Maggie Humm presenting with a salon discussion plus a reading on the subject of Virginia Woolf’s The Widow and The Parrot.

Maggie Humm‘s novel Talland House was shortlisted for the Impress Prize (2017), Fresher Fiction Prize (2017) (as Who Killed Mrs. Ramsay?) Retreat West Prize (2018) and Eyelands Prize (2018). The heroine is Lily Briscoe from Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse. Set between 1900 and 1919 in picturesque Cornwall and war-blasted London, Talland House depicts Lily’s emotional journey in becoming a professional artist: her loves and friendships, mourning her dead mother, and solving the mystery of Mrs Ramsay’s sudden death.

A short story ‘Cult Love’ was ‘Highly Commended’ by the National Association of Writers’ Groups 2018. Academic books include Border Traffic, The Dictionary of Feminist Theory (the first edition of which was named ‘outstanding academic book of 1990’ by Choice), the best-selling Modern Feminisms, Feminism and Film, Modernist Women and Visual Cultures: Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Photography and Cinema, EUP, Snapshots of Bloomsbury: the Private Lives of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell, Rutgers UP, and editor of The Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and the Arts, EUP 2010. Radical Space (co-ed.) D. Shaw, Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

For the exhibition The Mouse and His Child, NOW Gallery are inviting you to explore the relationship between childhood and adulthood over seven special literary events held in Studio Morison’s enchanted children’s library. These events will range from spoken word to lectures to poetry readings and will be joined by some of brightest and most talented people in literature, with each night taking one of the books from the library as a theme. Adults and children of all ages are welcome to come along, have a drink, relax on the cozy rug under the huge glowing helium balloon, and rediscover their inner child.

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All ticket proceeds will be donated to BookTrust
Free for kids under 11.