DAME EDITH SITWELL, POET, CRITIC, BIOGRAPHER and Member of an Extraordinary Family with Susannah Fullerton

Wednesday 22 Feb 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Exotically dressed, dramatic in style, often in love with unsuitable men, Edith Sitwell was a memorable personality. She wrote fine poems, insightful biographies and the fabulous English Eccentrics, a book that could well have included her in its pages.

Born into a wealthy family who owned gorgeous Renishaw Hall, Edith had a troubled childhood, but enjoyed close relationships with her brothers Osbert and Sacheverall, both of whom became writers too.

Learn about this remarkable woman and author in this 60-minute illustrated talk. Enter the wacky and fantastic world of Dame Edith Sitwell.

SUSANNAH FULLERTON has been the President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia for more than twenty years. She has written several books about Jane Austen and has lectured about her favourite novelist around Australia and overseas.

She received an OAM for services to literature and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW. Susannah is also the Patron of the Kipling Society of Australia.

She leads literary tours to the UK, Europe, NZ and the USA, and she sends out a popular and free monthly blog, ‘Notes from a Book Addict’ which you can sign up for on her website. Susannah is one of ADFAS’s most popular Australia lecturers and she offers a wide range of talks about famous writers and their works.

This lecture is presented ON-SITE at TJC. Please see your ticket for details.

This lecture is supported by The Colin Holden Charitable Trust.

Image supplied:
Roger Fry (English, 1866-1934)
Portrait of Edith Sitwell, England, 1918
Oil on canvas; 610 by 465 mm.
Public domain

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