Letters of Sylvia Plath Events

The Letters of Sylvia Plath will be a major event in the literary world. This page will list the official events of which I am aware.

The Letters of Sylvia Plath

Date: Sunday, 1 October 2017
Time: 8:00 pm
Where: Charleston, Lewes, East Sussex
Tickets: £12-£14
More:
With Eve Best and Sarah Churchwell. Olivier Award-winning actress Eve Best, who played Vanessa Bell in Life in Squares, will read from a selection of Plath’s letters. Sarah Churchwell, Professorial Fellow in American Literature and Chair of Public Understanding of the Humanities at the School of Advanced Study, will contextualise these most personal of insights into one of the truly great, yet tragic, writers of the last 100 years.


The Letters of Sylvia Plath

Date: Tuesday, 10 October 2017
Time: 5:15-6:15 pm
Where: Cheltenham Literature Festival, Town Hall, Pillar Room, Cheltenham, England
Tickets: £8 plus transaction fee
More:
Literary critic Erica Wagner (Ariel's Gift) and poet Clare Pollard join Faber Poetry Editor Matthew Hollis to discuss the landmark publication of Volume One of The Letters of Sylvia Plath. With correspondence spanning 1940–1956, the letters follow Plath’s adolescence; her successful but turbulent undergraduate years at Smith College; the move to England and Cambridge University; and her meeting and marrying Ted Hughes along with her extraordinary literary development, including the genesis of some of her most-admired poems.


Sylvia Plath Symposium

Date: Thursday, 12 October 2017
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Grolier Club, New York City
Tickets: Free, but reservations requested
More:
A small symposium in conjunction with "'This is the light of the mind': Selections from the Sylvia Plath Collection of Judith G. Raymo". Speakers include Karen Kukil, Associate Director of Special Collections, Smith College; Peter K. Steinberg, co-editor of The Letters of Sylvia Plath; and Heather Clark, Fellow, Leon Levy Center for Biography, CUNY Graduate Center. Moderated by Judith G. Raymo.


Letters of Sylvia Plath: 1940-1956

Date: Sunday, 29 October 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London
Tickets: £15 - £35
More:
Hear a selection of newly published letters by one of the defining poets of the 20th century, Sylvia Plath, in this live reading.

Part of the London Literature Festival. Ranging from the personal to the literary, Plath’s letters – most of which have never been seen before – offer insights into the genesis of an extraordinary writer, and the details of a life that helped to shape an iconic sensibility.

Refreshingly candid about her personal life, and written with inimitable wit and verve, these early letters from the first volume of her collected correspondence range from key moments in Plath’s adolescence; her successful but turbulent undergraduate years at Smith College; the move to England and Cambridge University; and her meeting and marrying Ted Hughes, including unseen letters post-honeymoon, revealing their extraordinary creative partnership.

From acceptance of her work, to dealing with rejection, Plath’s letters chart the early days of a writer establishing her voice.

A cast of readers featuring leading actors, authors and Plath experts presents the words of a writer who continues to captivate each new generation.


Sylvia Plath: Letters, Words and Fragments

Dates: Friday-Saturday, 10-11 November 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Where: MAC Centre, Ulster University, Belfast
Tickets: Free, but registration required
More:
To celebrate the upcoming publication of The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume 1 in autumn 2017, the Faculty of Arts at Ulster University would like to extend an invitation to scholars, fans and members of the public to attend a conference on the work of Sylvia Plath.

Autumn 2017 will see the much-anticipated publication of The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume 1. Following on from The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (2000) and Ariel: The Restored Edition (2004), this book is another landmark contribution in efforts by Plath scholars to piece together and recuperate Plath’s words that have for so long been fragmented. With The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume 1, Plath’s words and experiences will be drawn together to give readers a fuller insight into her creative process and richly artistic literary life. The new information we receive from The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume 1 promises to offer new readings of Plath’s poetry, prose and fiction writing as well as her literary influences, passions and pains.

In addition to paper presentations, keynote speeches will be given by the Letters of Sylvia Plath co-editors, Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil.



On Sylvia Plath's Letters

Date: Sunday, 8 April 2018
Time: 11:00 am
Where: Weill Art Gallery, 92nd Street Y, New York City
Tickets: from $42
More:
With Karen V. Kukil and Peter K. Steinberg. Editors Karen V. Kukil and Peter K. Steinberg discuss the landmark publication of the first volume of The Letters of Sylvia Plath, which includes the poet’s correspondence from Smith College, her summer internship in New York City, her time at Cambridge and the early days of her marriage to Ted Hughes.

All links last accessed 3 August 2017

No comments :

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Publications & Acknowledgements

  • BBC Four.A Poet's Guide to Britain: Sylvia Plath. London: BBC Four, 2009. (Acknowledged in)
  • Biography: Sylvia Plath. New York: A & E Television Networks, 2005. (Photographs used)
  • Connell, Elaine. Sylvia Plath: Killing the angel in the house. 2d ed. Hebden Bridge: Pennine Pens, 1998. (Acknowledged in)
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives 3." Plath Profiles 4. Summer 2011: 119-138.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives 4: Looking for New England." Plath Profiles 5. Summer 2012: 11-56.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives 5: Reanimating the Past." Plath Profiles 6. Summer 2013: 27-62.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives, Redux." Plath Profiles 3. Summer 2010: 232-246.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives." Plath Profiles 2. Summer 2009: 183-208.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. These Ghostly Archives: The Unearthing of Sylvia Plath. Oxford: Fonthill, 2017.
  • Death Be Not Proud: The Graves of Poets. New York: Poets.org. (Photographs used)
  • Doel, Irralie, Lena Friesen and Peter K. Steinberg. "An Unacknowledged Publication by Sylvia Plath." Notes & Queries 56:3. September 2009: 428-430.
  • Elements of Literature, Third Course. Austin, Tex. : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2009. (Photograph used)
  • Gill, Jo. "Sylvia Plath in the South West." University of Exeter Centre for South West Writing, 2008. (Photograph used)
  • Helle, Anita Plath. The Unraveling Archive: Essays on Sylvia Plath. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2007. (Photographs used, acknowledged in)
  • Helle, Anita. "Lessons from the Archive: Sylvia Plath and the Politics of Memory". Feminist Studies 31:3. Fall 2005: 631-652.. (Acknowledged in)
  • Holden, Constance. "Sad Poets' Society." Science Magazine. 27 July 2008. (Photograph used)
  • Making Trouble: Three Generations of Funny Jewish Women, Motion Picture. Directed by Rachel Talbot. Brookline (Mass.): Jewish Women's Archive, 2007. (Photograph used)
  • Plath, Sylvia, and Karen V. Kukil. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, 1950-1962. New York: Anchor Books, 2000. (Acknowledged in)
  • Plath, Sylvia, and Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil (eds.). The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume 1, 1940-1956. London: Faber, 2017. Forthcoming.
  • Plath, Sylvia. Glassklokken. Oslo: De norske Bokklubbene, 2004. (Photograph used on cover)
  • Reiff, Raychel Haugrud. Sylvia Plath: The Bell Jar and Poems (Writers and Their Works). Marshall Cavendish Children's Books, 2008.. (Images provided)
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "'A Fetish: Somehow': A Sylvia Plath Bookmark." Court Green 13. 2017.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "'I Should Be Loving This': Sylvia Plath's 'The Perfect Place' and The Bell Jar." Plath Profiles 1. Summer 2008: 253-262.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "'They Had to Call and Call': The Search for Sylvia Plath." Plath Profiles 3. Summer 2010: 106-132.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "A Perfectly Beautiful Time: Sylvia Plath at Camp Helen Storrow." Plath Profiles 4. Summer 2011: 149-166.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Proof of Plath." Fine Books & Collections 9:2. Spring 2011: 11-12.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Sylvia Plath." The Spoken Word: Sylvia Plath. London: British Library, 2010.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Textual Variations in The Bell Jar Publications." Plath Profiles 5. Summer 2012.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "The Persistence of Plath." Fine Books & Collections. Autumn 2017: 24-29
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "This is a Celebration: A Festschrift for The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath." Plath Profiles 3 Supplement. Fall 2010: 3-14.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Writing Life" [Introduction]. Sylvia Plath in Devon: A Year's Turning. Stroud, Eng.: Fonthill Media, 2014.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. Sylvia Plath (Great Writers). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2004.

Interviews