Events

Naomi Wolf, On Tour

Naomi Wolf is back. The inimitable Naomi Wolf is back this May with her new book: Outrages. The bestselling author of The Beauty Myth, Vagina and The End of America illuminates a dramatic history – how the Obscene Publications Act of 1857 led to a maelstrom, with reverberations lasting to our day. At once, dissent…

Molly Keane: A Life Launch Parties

To launch Molly Keane: A Life, Virago, Sally Phipps and Virginia Brownlow organised two launch parties to celebrate – one at The Grainstore, Ballymaloe in Ireland on the 2nd February and one at Daunt Books, Marylebone in London on the 25th January.        

The Birds at The Bluestocking Club this month

Daphne du Maurier’s The Birds was adapted for stage in 1963 by ‘master of suspense’ Alfred Hitchcock – his third Daphne du Maurier inspired film. This month we’re teaming up with The Bluestocking Club to celebrate the iconic book and film, with a special Halloween screening at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road on 30th October. As…

Working Stevie Smith Out: A one-day conference on Smith’s work

In a guest post for the Virago blog, co-organiser of the Stevie Smith conference Noreen Masud presents a round up of the first one-day conference held on the once neglected poet and novelist. A witty but slippery writer, Stevie Smith (1902-1971) is best known for her poem ‘Not Waving But Drowning’ but is regaining popularity after years…

Come and hear Virginia Baily talk about Early One Morning

  Early One Morning has been one of the most talked about novels of the summer, and is continuing to draw rave reviews from critics and readers alike. Virginia Baily will be appearing at the following locations throughout the Autumn, where you can hear her talk about her inspiration for writing Early One Morning –…