In April 1907, Virginia Woolf and her brother Adrian moved into 29 Fitzroy Square. In her letters, she remembered the lights in the square ‘turning silver grey’ and the ‘beautiful young women … playing tennis on the grass.’
This year the Royal Society of Literature kicks off Dalloway Day celebrations with an outdoor writing workshop led by RSL Fellow Daljit Nagra, in view of the blue plaque that marks Virginia Woolf’s early home. Join us in the Bloomsbury surroundings that so influenced Woolf to use Mrs Dalloway and Woolf’s novels, diaries, letters and essays to inspire your own writing.
Daljit Nagra is one of the contributors to the RSL’s new ‘A Room of My Own’ anthology of essays, celebrating 90 years of A Room of One’s Own. Daljit has published five collections of poetry. His poem “Look We Have Coming to Dover!” won the Forward Prize for Best Individual Poem in 2004. His collection of the same name won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 2007 and was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award. Subsequent collections,Tippoo Sultan’s Incredible White-Man-Eating Tiger Toy-Machine!!! and his version of the Ramayana, were nominated for the T.S. Eliot Prize. In 2014 he was selected as a Next Generation Poet. Daljit will be joined by specialist in heritage learning, Jenny Pistella.
This event is in partnership with English Heritage.