Wednesday, 31 July 2013

May Sinclair Society

Welcome news indeed - The May Sinclair Society launches today - 31st July 2013!

If you have been following my weblog, you will know that May Sinclair was the first poet on my ever-growing list of female poets who wrote during the First World War.  May was born in Rock Ferry, on The Wirral Peninsular where I was brought up and educated.   May was among the first women to go to Belgium in 1914 to nurse so she knew first-hand what was going on.  A photograph of May is featured on the flyer for the Exhibition of Female War Poets at the Wilfred Owen Story, 34 Argyle Street, Birkenhead, Wirral.

Rebecca Bowler sent me this information about the Society:

"The Society’s website is being launched on Wednesday the 31st of July, and features a biography of Sinclair, and an article about her infamous ‘stream of consciousness’ review of Pilgrimage. More articles will be added over the coming months. We want to make information about May Sinclair available to anyone with internet access: not just scholars with library subscriptions to academic journals. At the same time, we want to encourage academics who are working on Sinclair to come together, network, and pool resources. We are launching a Facebook page simultaneously, and we’re going to host a day conference in Sheffield next summer (2014). There are a lot of people worldwide who are working on Sinclair, and we want to bring them together!"

Please have a look at the website

There is also a Facebook page

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