Sunday, 12 May 2013

Prose Workshop with Helen Hagemann on Friday, 17th May, 10-midday.    

Helen’s workshop continues with World- wide fiction looking at author Virginia Woolf. Class will read her short story Mrs Dalloway in Bond Street from The Complete Shorter Fiction of Virginia Woolf. Writing exercises & discussion will revolve around internal realism.

Venue: Room 2, Upstairs, Fremantle Arts Centre
Day/time:  Friday @ 10,00a til noon
Cost:  OOTA $20:  Non-OOTA $25

Adeline Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer, and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."
     Woolf began writing professionally in 1900, initially for the Times Literary Supplement with a journalistic piece about Haworth, home of the Brontë family. Her first novel, The Voyage Out, was published in 1915 by her half-brother's imprint Gerald Duckworth and Co. Ltd. This novel was originally titled Melymbrosia, but Woolf repeatedly changed the draft. An earlier version of The Voyage Out has been reconstructed by Woolf scholar Louise DeSalvo and is now available to the public under the intended title. DeSalvo argues that many of the changes Woolf made in the text were in response to changes in her own life.



Woolf went on to publish novels and essays as a public intellectual to both critical and popular success. Much of her work was self-published through Hogarth Press.  She is seen as a major twentieth century novelist and one of the foremost modernists.
Woolf is considered a major innovator in the English language. In her works she experimented with stream-of-consciousness and the underlying psychological as well as emotional motives of characters. Woolf's reputation declined sharply after World War II, but her importance was re-established with the growth of  Feminist criticism in the 1970s.
   
Lytton Strachey and Woolf at Garsington, 1923.

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