Welcome to the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society
The Sylvia Townsend Warner Society was launched in January 2000 in Dorchester by a group of enthusiasts, assembling for an inaugural meeting at the County Museum. The main aim of the Society is to promote a wide readership for and a better understanding of the writings of Sylvia Townsend Warner.
We provide a wide range of information on Sylvia Townsend Warner. Please follow the links on the top of each page to learn about Sylvia's life, her works and the reception of her work by the general public and literary critics. Learn more about the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society.
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New Publication - The Akeing Heart
The Akeing Heart, the story of Sylvia Townsend Warner, Valentine Ackland and Elizabeth Wade White, has now been published and is available on Amazon as a paperback or as a Kindle ebook. Peter Judd, Elizabeth's cousin, has compiled this from letters, diaries, notes and photographs found among Elizabeth's papers after her death, and from other sources of STW/VA material.
The book casts a new light on the triangular relationship and promises some fascinating revelations.
If you follow the link to Amazon from our website and buy the book (or anything else on Amazon), the Society will earn a small commission from the purchase. This would be a great help for our funds.
MARY JACOBS MEMORIAL ESSAY PRIZE
The Society continues the Mary Jacobs Memorial Essay Prize. It has been set up by the Committee to encourage further work on Sylvia Townsend Warner, and also to honour the memory of our dear friend and loyal member, Mary Jacobs.
The scope of potential topics is very wide and the competition is open to all, members and non-members alike. The deadline for entries will be 1 May 2014. The prize for the winning essay will be £200, publication in the Society's Journal and one year's free membership of the Society.
Read the details of the Mary Jacobs Memorial Essay Prize.
SYLVIA TOWNSEND WARNER WEEKEND 2013 - June 28, 29 and 30
We had a wonderful time at this year's Society weekend. The weather was perfect and we were happy to welcome old acquaintances and new faces to our various events.
Please read Judith Stinton's summary of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society Weekend of 2013.