Write & Shine: Edith Sitwell and her salons

Start your day with a burst of creativity!
Join Write & Shine bright and early, live from The London Library for a 90-minute virtual writing workshop inspired by the poet and critic, Edith Sitwell.
Edith Sitwell’s 50 year writing career began in 1913 and her first poetry collection appeared in 1918, followed by others including Façade , Street Songs and Still the Rain Falls . She joined the Library in 1928 and remained a member for most of her writing life. In this session, we’ll explore Sitwell’s work and her acquaintance with other people. She had a renowned address book, and regularly gathered artists and writers for Saturday-night salons, celebrating their new, innovative work. And throughout her life, she maintained a close friendship with fellow Library member Siegfried Sassoon, relying on him for criticism of her work.
This is the second in a year-long series of morning writing workshops, led by author Gemma Seltzer , celebrating the friendships, societies and creative communities that found inspiration at The London Library. This workshop takes place in the early morning light – the best time to think, dream and imagine! You won’t be expected to share your writing, which offers great freedom and encourages all kinds of fascinating ideas to emerge.
Login at 7.30am for 7.45am start. You will be sent a Zoom link a few days before the workshop (if you do not receive it, please check your junk file or email events@londonlibrary.co.uk).
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