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Biweekly, Friday 12-2, Week 2
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Virginia Woolf has fascinated biographers, critics, and the common reader since she published The Voyage Out in 1915.  Along with T.S. Eliot, James Joyce, and Ezra Pound, Woolf was the voice of modernism in English literature. Virginia Woolf’s unique life and contribution to literature offer an intriguing insight into writing and living with originality and courage.

In this workshop we will explore Woolf’s life and work, both fiction and non-fiction.   The workshop is appropriate for students of Woolf as well as those looking for an introduction to Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group.  Participants are expected to give a short presentation.


Tanya Long ( has had careers in academics, publishing, and at a non-profit organization. Her educational background includes two graduate degrees in English literature, which helped nurture her love of serious fiction, including writers such as Virginia Woolf.

Janet Maher ( has a B.A. and M.A. (and part of a Ph.D.) in English literature. She taught English at Seneca College for 35 years and looks forward to exploring Virginia Woolf this fall at the Academy.

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