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Online Course: Female lines- Women Writers from Jane Austen to Elizabeth Gaskell

Join Sherry Ashworth for a fresh approach to the classic women writers you know and love. Explore the lives and times of the blockbuster novelists of the 19th century including Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Charlotte Brontë and Emily Brontë. Each writer was famous for her social observation, comedy, gothic or romantic writing. Under Sherry’s expert guidance you can uncover the threads running through their writing and consider how they culminate in the work of Elizabeth Gaskell – a ground-breaking writer who crossed genres.

This month’s session will focus on Charlotte Brontë.

Grab your ticket and join the session for a fun and informative closer look at the texts and contexts of each novelist. Alongside Sherry, further insight will be provided by guest speakers at some sessions.

The course is suitable for the general reader who wants to delve deeper into 19th century writing. Readers will be encouraged to discuss works during the Zoom sessions and numbers are limited to allow an inclusive discussion with chance for all to take part. Please note there is no expectation you will read a novel every session but a reading list will be provided.

7-9pm each second Wed of the month 2022

March 9th             Charlotte Brontë

April 13th              Emily Brontë

May 11th               Elizabeth Gaskell

£10 per session

“Loved this course and previous courses by Sherry. Uplifting, informative and has introduced me to some great books that I may not have otherwise read. This has been one of the highlights of each month.” Visitor to online events

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Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is run by Manchester Historic Buildings Trust (charity no. 1080606) and all money gained through private tours, talks, room hire and ticket sales goes towards the ongoing maintenance and running costs of the house. If you would like to support the house with an additional donation you can do so via this link.

9th Mar 2022

7pm - 9pm

Plans are like a card-house-if one gives way, all the others come rattling about your head

Elizabeth Gaskell, 1864