Virginia Woolf: A Commemoration, a literary conversation headlined by two Woolf scholars, will take place in Brighton, East Sussex, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of her death.
It is organised by Ace Stories and sponsored by the Arts Council for England (South East) and the Kingston University Writing School.
The event will include a conversation about Woolf’s work between Professor Rachel Bowlby, author of Virginia Woolf: Feminist Destinations (1998, 1997) and Theodore Koulouris, author of Hellenism and Loss in the Work of Virginia Woolf (2011). Their conversation will be followed by a Q&A from the audience.
Readings of creative work from two South East writers, Erinna Mettler and Hannah Tuson, will also be part of the day.
The conversation will not focus on purely ‘literary’ issues, but will widely address Woolf’s intellectual responses to the concepts of mourning, class, race, feminism, according to Koulouris.