Wednesday 18th October 2017
Venue: Chawton House
6.30pm drinks reception for 7.00pm talk.
A Secret Sisterhood: the hidden friendships of Austen, Brontë, Eliot and Woolf
Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney (New York University London)
Male literary friendship has become the stuff of legend, but the world’s most celebrated female authors are mythologised as one of a kind. Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney, authors of A Secret Sisterhood, will share their research discoveries about Jane Austen’s mysterious friendship with Chawton governess and amateur playwright Anne Sharp. And they’ll also offer us a glimpse into the neglected female literary alliances of Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot and Virginia Woolf.
Writer friends Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney are the authors of A Secret Sisterhood: The hidden friendships of Austen, Brontë, Eliot and Woolf. They also co-run SomethingRhymed.com, a website that celebrates female literary friendship. They have written for the likes of the Guardian, the Telegraph and The Times. Emily is a winner of the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, Emma is author of the award-winning novel Owl Song at Dawn, and they both teach at New York University London.
Tickets: £11; Students / Friends £8.50
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