Every year on “a Wednesday in mid-June,” the Royal Society of Literature celebrates the work and legacy of Virginia Woolf. This year, Dalloway Day falls on Wednesday, June 16th (Which is also Bloomsday, if you’re keeping score), and the celebrations will mark the centenary of Monday or Tuesday, Woolf’s only collection of short stories.
Lit Hub is proud to again be part of the festivities, which this year include a short story writing workshop, a discussion exploring the relationship between Woolf and Katherine Mansfield, walking tours, a podcast, and round-table conversation. You can see the full program here, but of course we highly recommend the podcast, in which Lit Hub Senior Editor Corinne Segal moderates a conversation between Deborah Levy and Merve Emre as they discuss what Virginia Woolf means to them and the enduring influence of her work upon their own writing. This wide-ranging conversation will feature an exploration of Woolf’s strength and fragility, how reading writers of the past makes the authors of today, and what we still have to learn from Virginia Woolf. Register here to listen, and have a great Dalloway Day!