How can I make Virginia more real for you? Virginia was volatile, mercurial, moody you could say. She could be quite sharp—she looked sharp, her face was sharp. When you arrived she might ask about your journey and she wanted every detail. “Okay, you came by train. Tell me about the people in the carriage.” She’d probe.* Cecil Woolf
Saturday evening, June 6
Banquet with Cecil Woolf & Jean Moorcroft Wilson
Bloomsburg University is delighted to announce that Cecil Woolf and Jean Moorcroft Woolf will attend The 25th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf and will speak at our Saturday evening banquet.
Cecil Woolf is the nephew of Leonard and Virginia Woolf and Jean Moorcroft Wilson is a biographer and critic. Together they run Cecil Woolf Publishers, continuing the publishing tradition Leonard and Virginia Woolf started with the Hogarth Press. In fact, they work together at the same table on which the first Hogarth press sat.
Bloomsbury Heritage Series: The Life, Works and Times of the Bloomsbury Group
Bloomsbury Heritage is a series of monographs published by Cecil Woolf Publishers under the general editorship of Jean Moorcroft Wilson. Following in the tradition of the Hogarth Essays, these booklets range in length from eight to 80 pages and embrace the ‘Life, Works and Times of members of the Bloomsbury Group.’ Visit Cecil Woolf Publishers to learn more and download a catalog.
[rev_slider wilsonslider]In addition to her publishing responsibilities, Jean Moorcroft Wilson is an acclaimed biographer and critic of First World War poets and poetry and the leading authority on Siegfried Sassoon. Her biography, Siegfried Sassoon: Soldier, Poet, Lover, Friend, encompasses the poet’s complete life and works and was hailed as “invaluable” by the Times and “thorough and perceptive” by the Observer. Her latest biography, Edward Thomas: From Adlestrop to Arras, is expected in February, 2015. She is also the author of works on Virginia Woolf, including the popular volume, Virginia Woolf’s London: A Guide to Bloomsbury and Beyond, as well as works on Leonard Woolf, Charles Sorley, Isaac Rosenberg, and William Watson. Jean Moorcroft Wilson lectures at the University of London.
*from The Rumpus Interview with Cecil Woolf, June 16, 2009