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Ever since the holidays, I have felt a disturbance in the Force, the Force of Virginia Woolf in the Universe. From mid-December until now, the number of Woolf sightings has diminished greatly. At times, they have even disappeared.

I don’t know what to make of this unusual development, but take heart. Woolf has broken new ground. This month, her novel To the Lighthouse has been credited with inspiring a video game (4). And I have heard talk that an Israeli Woolf has been sighted (13).

  1. Showing her funny side: British Library to release Virginia Woolf’s last The Independent
    The British Library is to show the mischievous and comic side to Virginia Woolf, with the release of her last unpublished work later this year. The 90-year old writings dubbed The Charleston Bulletin Supplements will be published for the first time in 
  2. Virginia Woolf’s fun side revealedThe Guardian
    An affectionate, mischievous side to Virginia Woolf is set to be revealed in the author’s last unpublished work, a series of 90-year-old family vignettes that will be released for the first time this summer. The Charleston Bulletin was a family 
  3. Virginia Woolf and other great literary cooksThe Guardian (blog)
    When the US food-and-lit blog Paper and Salt (paperandsalt.org) last week published a recipe for a cottage loaf as Virginia Woolf might have cooked it, other sites linked to it eagerly, suggesting America is at least as baking-mad as we are. Even more 
  4. How Virginia Woolf inspired Far Cry 3Shacknewsvideo game
    What was the reasoning behind making such a compelling character leave the narrative so early? Lead writer Jeffrey Yohalem explained that Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse inspired that decision. In Woolf’s novel, “the main character dies in the 
  5. Watch Patti Smith Read From Virginia Woolf, And Hear The Only Surviving Huffington Post
    In the video above, poet, artist, National Book Award winner, and “godmother of punk” Patti Smith reads a selection from Virginia Woolf’s 1931 experimental novel The Waves, accompanied on piano and guitar by her daughter Jesse and son Jackson.
  6. Was the first world war accompanied by a rising literary nationalism?The Guardian (blog)
    In one of the talks this weekend, Rachel Bowlby will discuss Virginia Woolf’s justly famous essay from 1923 (pdf), “Mr Bennett and Mrs Brown”, and take on her teasing contention that “on or about December 1910, human character changed”. I can’t imagine Read more about The Rest is Noise event at Southbank Centre, London, on Feb. 2 that included Woolf.
  7. Book News: Alice’s Appeal, Virginia’s Pastime, New Yorker (blog)awritersdiary_woolf-1
    Virginia Woolf
     on the virtues of keeping a diary. Data analysis of literary works reveals Jane Austen and Walter Scott tobe the most influential authors of the nineteenth century. A new digital edition of Anne Frank’s “The Diary of a Young Girl 
  8. Happy birthday, Virginia WoolfLos Angeles Times
    Today is the 131st anniversary of Virginia Woolf’s birth. Happy birthday, Virginia Woolf! Woolf was a groundbreaking writer, an incisive critic and a catalyst for the modernist movement in British letters. Among her most significant works are the 
  9. WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF’S BIRTHDAYThe Hour
    Legendary British author, Virginia Woolf was born on January 25, 1882. On January 26, 2013 her birthday will be celebrated in a most auspicious way at the Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road in Wilton. 20 actors have been scheduled to read from 
  10. Virginia Woolf and NeuropsychiatryPhys.Org (press release)
    Virginia Woolf and Neuropsychiatry, written by Maxwell Bennett, one of the leaders in the field of Vw and neuropsychiatryneurosciences, provides an explanation of the symptoms and untimely suicide of one of literature’s greatest authors, Virginia Woolf. The sources used are 
  11. Jaipur Literature Festival 2013: I am proud to be related to Virginia Woolf Zee News
    On Day 1 of the Jaipur Literature Festival 2013, Resham Sengar of Zeenews.com managed to have a quick chat with William Dalrymple who also happens to be the festival’s co-director. Read on to know what he said about being related to Virginia Woolf, his 
  12. A Writer’s Diary by Virginia Woolf – reviewThe Guardian
    “Greetings! my dear ghost,” Virginia Woolf addresses her older self whom she imagines might one day read the diary entry she is writing. The pages are haunted with such hypothetical selves but also with her fictional characters as they are brought into…
  13. The Israeli Virginia WoolfHaaretz
    “I am holding a book by the Israeli Virginia Woolf,” she announced. “You must write about it!” She handed then editor Benjamin Tammuz the first novel by Yael Medini, “Kavim U’keshatot” (“Arcs and Traces” ). Tammuz held Kahana-Carmon – a revered author 
  14. The joyous transgressions of Virginia Woolf’s OrlandoNew Statesman
    In Orlando (1928), Virginia Woolf did away with the usual co-ordinates of biography and set off through time as though it were an element, not a dimension. The story is simple: Orlando is a young nobleman, aged 16, in the reign of Elizabeth I. After a 

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I am two weeks late with this. Life interrupted my efforts to celebrate Virginia Woolf’s 130th birthday with style.

Here, instead, is a collection of birthday wishes from around the World Wide Web. The candles have already been extinguished, but the wishes are just as sweet all the same.

You can also read birthday wishes and events reported by Blogging Woolf in the past: Marking Virginia Woolf’s birthday, Come to belated NYC birthday tea for Virginia, Happy birthday, dear Virginia, in music, Happy birthday, dear Virginia, Virginia’s 127th birthday party will be on two stages, Celebrate Virginia’s birthday with Freshwater,

  1. On the occasion of Virginia’s birthday, AROO Speaks (blog)
  2. Happy Birthday, Miss Jan, Fernham
  3. I’m Not Afraid of Virginia Woolf: 5 Things to Do On the Author’s 130th birthday, Isak (blog)
  4. Virginia Woolf: Provocative quotes for her 130th birthdayWashington Post The Style Blog
    Virginia Woolf left behind a legacy of words that influence writers to this day, 130 years after her birth. So on her birthday, we’ve pulled some of the most provocative quotes from the
  5. The Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain, HollandSentinel.com
    Head to this website today on the birthday of Virginia Woolf (she was born in 1882) to learn more about the writer. The society collects biographical information, has a bibliography, has resource materials and more. 5: Most Super Bowl titles won by a
  6. Virginia Woolf, Reading Over Dorothy Wordsworth’s Shoulder: A Birthday Tribute, Town Topics
    It’s late at night, the wind is blowing, and for the first time in too many years, I’m reading Virginia Woolf, who was born on January 25, 1882. In a piece about Dorothy Wordsworth, who died on January 25, 1855, Woolf is writing so lucidly and
  7. Five Things You Need to Know Today: Jan. 25, 2012, Patch.com
    Born on this day in history: English writer Virginia Woolf (1882), famed American runner Steve Prefontaine (1951) and singer Alicia keys (1981). 1. Thayer Public Library is hosting The Reader’s Group Book Club at 7:15 pm in the Logan
  8. Quinceañera Expo, NorthFulton.com
    1882: Virginia Woolf, English author (Mrs. Dalloway and Orlando). 1930: New York police rout a Communist rally at the Town Hall. 1943: The last German airfield in Stalingrad is captured by the Red Army. 1949: Axis Sally, who broadcasted Nazi propaganda
  9. HelloGiggles – Happy Birthday, Virginia Woolf!, Hello Giggles

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In celebration of Virginia Woolf’s Un-Birthday and International Women’s Day, the Shakespeare’s Sister Company is hosting a Tea Party and Book Swap in proper British Style, and you are cordially invited.

The event will be held at Lady Mendle’s, 56 Irving Place, between 17th and 18th streets in New York City.

 

Save the Date:  Saturday, March 6

Patrons will enjoy the following:

7 – 7:30 p.m.:  Tea and Mingling
Enjoy an assortment of teas, a buffet of tea sandwiches and scones with clotted cream and jam!

7:30 – 8:10 p.m.:  Literary Book Discussions
Each guest will introduce the title/author of the book, one sentence describing what the book is about, an interesting fact about their favorite part of the book and what kind of book they are looking to swap for.

For those who prefer not to speak, we will provide ink and paper for you to write down your details and an SSC member would be happy to read it aloud on your behalf. We’re all friends here.

8:10 – 8:30 p.m.:  Literary Book Swap
Guests will have the opportunity to trade their book as many times as they’d like. Additionally, the SSC will provide a program listing all of the books being traded for patrons to reference.

8:30 – 9 p.m.:  Tea and Mingling
Enjoy an assortment of teas, a buffet of tea sandwiches and scones with clotted cream and jam!

Our event concludes at 9 p.m. However, patrons are welcome to migrate downstairs to the martini bar and heated outdoor garden for cocktails.

Regarding attire, please come dressed in your British best.  Dresses and suits are encouraged. Hats and gloves are not required, but are encouraged.

All-inclusive admission runs $35 per person.

RSVP by Feb. 26.

Payments shall only be accepted in advance either via PayPal to info@shakespearessister.org or by check to: Shakespeare’s Sister Company, 455 Ocean Parkway, ste 3D, Brooklyn NY 11218.

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Virginia Woolf is in my thoughts on Jan. 25. And this year, the 128th anniversary of her birth, Paste Magazine celebrates her life and legacy with a list of 10 songs that reflect her life and work.

Below are a few other places to read birthday wishes to the grand dame of the modernist novel.

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