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Mentorships, Friendships, Collaboration--Wednesday, 17th January 2018



For our January event, we hosted a very special panel of three women writers: Jill Dawson, Emma Sweeney and Emily Midorikawa to talk about how women writers influence, mentor, support and encourage each other - in literary history and today. Jill Dawson is the bestselling author of nine novels, most recently, The Crime Writer. Dawson is founder of the  prestigious Gold Dust writer-to-writer mentoring scheme. Emma Sweeney is a Gold Dust novelist and co-author with Emily Midorikawa of the recently published, A Secret Sisterhood, which uncovers four crucial collaborative friendships between women writers-- from Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte and George Eliot to Virginia Woolf. 

Miranda Seymour-- In Byron's Wake, 28th March 2018, 7 pm

posted Mar 21, 2018, 6:39 AM by Sarah Glazer   [ updated Mar 21, 2018, 9:32 AM by Sarah Glazer ]

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Miranda Seymour--biographer, novelist and critic--will discuss her new book, In Byron's Wake: The Turbulent Lives of Lord Byron's Wife and Daughter, and her biography of Mary Shelley, which has just been reissued to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. We will learn about the intersecting worlds--poetic and scientific-- of three brilliant women. Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace, called the prophet of the modern computer, was introduced to mathematics by her mother, Annabella Milbanke, also a mathematician. Mary Shelley, competing in a game of telling ghostly tales with the poet Byron, produced Frankenstein, a prophetic account of a scientific achievement. Miranda Seymour is the author of biographies of Robert Graves and Ottoline Morrell; a memoir In My Father's House; and Noble Endeavors, among other books.

Now We are Eight

posted Sep 18, 2015, 12:11 PM by Sarah Glazer   [ updated Nov 9, 2017, 2:29 AM by Sarah Glazer ]



This coming year we celebrate the Salon's eighth year since our first meeting in February 2010. Thanks to all the wonderful writers and Salon members who contributed to our provocative discussions over the past year.  Stay tuned for upcoming events in Winter 2018 and beyond.

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