Virginia Woolf is Having a Birthday Party – Please Come!

Virginia Woolf was born on January 25th 1882 in Kensington, London. It’s the spot where I used to hang out as a teenager, full of arty cafe’s, galleries and famous museums. As part of the Bloomsbury group, she lived in Bloomsbury (of course) which is where my University was situated, so I trod in her footsteps daily in my early twenties. When I moved to Richmond as a young mother, I suddenly realized that I lived just down the road from the Hogarth Press, the publishing company she started with her husband Leonard Woolf.

And now, even in this unlikely part of the world, Virginia and I are crossing paths again.

This Saturday, January 28th, over 30 actors (and I) will be doing a reading of Woolf’s famous book on women and writing: A Room of One’s Own. Here are the details:

Location: The Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plain Road, Westport, CT

Birthday Cake will be served at 12.30pm and during the intermission. The Reading starts at 1pm.

Cost: Free, but a free-will offering would be much appreciated to benefit the Beardsley School in Bridgeport and the Morriss Street School in Danbury.

“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.”

For more information, email Barbara Fast at bfast2012@gmail.com

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