What happened to the Brontë Poetry collection?

The Fate of the Brontë sisters’ poetry collection and the emergence of the Brontë novels. Equipped with the poems of Emily, Anne and her own and having decided on the pseudonyms Acton, Ellis and Currer Bell, Charlotte set about getting them published. The initial correspondence with publishers sees Charlotte acting as agent for the BellsContinue reading “What happened to the Brontë Poetry collection?”

Why the Brontës decided on pseudonymity.

The rationale of pseudonymity. Before publishers were approached with the poems, the Brontë sisters decided to conceal their identities with noms des plumes. Charlotte, in the preface, offers the following as an explanation: …Averse to personal publicity, we veiled our own names under those of Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell; the ambiguous choice being dictatedContinue reading “Why the Brontës decided on pseudonymity.”

June Fest, Newbridge, Literary event ‘Creative Fusions’

If you are from Newbridge or County Kildare, you will probably have heard of the annual cultural festival, June Fest. Part of that festival is a literary event where local writers come together to share their work.I have the honour, yet again, of organising the night this year. It will take place on June 9thContinue reading “June Fest, Newbridge, Literary event ‘Creative Fusions’”