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Today would have been Virginia Woolf’s 136th birthday, and Google has taken note by creating a Google Doodle in her honor and sharing the evolution of the doodle, along with a map of its global reach.

There’s a YouTube video, too. But be forewarned. The audio track is an annoying electronic voice.

Woolf celebrated in the media

No surprise that the Google Doodle got some good press — from CNET to The Sun to media worldwide — and that the story blew up on Twitter.

Knowing how relevant and immediate Woolf’s writing is, it’s also no surprise that Vox writer Constance Grady connected Woolf to the #MeToo movement. She wrote a piece on the unsettling nature of Woolf’s polemical writing today.

The Independent posted an article about how Woolf, as a pioneering female novelist, revolutionized fiction.

Book launch in Woolf’s honor

Woolf’s accomplishments as a prolific letter writer were noted as well by the launch of the Frances Spalding book The Illustrated Letters of Virginia Woolf. Yesterday Spalding gave a talk about the book and Woolf’s letters at Waterstones on Gower Street in London as part of the launch.

Twitter explosion lauds Woolf

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Birthday wishes from the past on Blogging Woolf

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The 134th anniversary of Virginia Woolf’s birth got some attention. As usual. Below are some of the sightings I found online. But be sure to read yesterday’s post on this blog, “Virginia Woolf on her birthday, in her diaries,” first.

Any excuse to extend Virginia Woolf’s birthday fest!🎈🎂🎉 https://t.co/eLAUvo13TI

— Kathleen Burke (@kgburke3) January 26, 2016

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You have been cordially invited to tea at 6 p.m. on Jan. 25.

In celebration of Virginia Woolf’s 128th Birthday, the Shakespeare’s Sister Company is hosting a High Tea Literary Book Swap in proper British style.

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

Patrons will enjoy the following:

6 – 6:30 p.m. -Tea and Mingling
Enjoy an assortment of teas, a buffet of tea sandwiches and scones with clotted cream and jam.

6:30 – 7:10 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.

7:10 – 7:30 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.

7:30 – 8 p.m.  – Tea and Mingling
The event concludes at 8 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.

Please RSVP no later than Thursday, Jan. 21. All payments are kindly accepted in advance via PayPal to info@shakespearessister.org.

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