Coming Attractions

Dear Common Readers,

Life has been a bit pressing lately and I’ve fallen behind on my writing.  Here’s what I have planned for the days and weeks ahead:

 

Writing

  • A stream-of-consciousness post about The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf. A long-overdue post for the March/April section of heavenali’s #Woolfalong.
  • A post about Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Selected Works translated by Edith Grossman. I’m halfway through the book!
  • A post on women writers as cautionary tales. This was inspired by Julia Alvarez’s introduction to Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Selected Works.
  • Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Read-Along Check-In post (June 3)
  • Check-in post for “Let’s Write Like Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.” I may write two check-in posts: a poem and a Respuesta. (June 6)
  • A post on silence and women’s writing. This was also inspired by one of Julia Alvarez’s remarks in her introduction to the Selected Works but it will require a bit of further reading.
  • A belated Extra Treat post related to Sappho. I stumbled onto this book after I finished writing about Sappho’s poetry.
  • An Extra Treat post related to Sor Juana’s work.

 

Reading

  • The Rover by Aphra Behn for the Women’s Classic Literature Event. She is a Restoration playwright whose works have been on my To Read list for far too long. Aphra Behn was the first English woman to earn a living as a writer.
  • A Haunted House and Other Stories by Virginia Woolf for the May/June section of heavenali’s #Woolfalong. I have until the end of June to read and write about the stories so I’m hopeful that I can hit the deadline this time.

 

Whew! That’s more than enough to keep me busy for a while. What do you plan to read and write about in the next few weeks?

 

Your sister reader,
Ms. Arachne

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