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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, and to access the freely available online version of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Journal. Follow this link to join the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society.

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Dates for 2019

The annual AGM of the Society will be on May 11th in Dorchester. It will be followed by supper in a Dorchester restaurant on the Saturday evening, and Chaldon on Sunday morning, probably with lunch at the Sailor's Return.
The Society Weekend of 2019 will be held June 14th till 16th in Lewes, Sussex. Plans so far include dinner in Lewes on Friday, a visit to Charleston on Saturday morning and lunch there, followed by a visit to St Michael and all Angels in Berwick nearby, and Monks House Rodmell and lunch on the Sunday.

Sylvia on Twitter

A new reading group for Sylvia's works has formed in London. They are connecting via @ReadingSylvia on Twitter.

Book of the Month name their Book of the Year Award after Lolly Willowes.

The Book of the Month club was founded in 1926 and the first monthly book they ever read was Sylvia's Lolly Willowes. That inspired them to name their Award after the book's leading character.

Read more on their website.

Raise of subscriptions fees for STWS membership

As of beginning of next year the subscription fees for an annual membership in the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society will be as follows:
18£ - UK individual subscription
12£ - UK individual unwaged/student
20£ - UK joint subscription
15£ - UK joint unwaged/student
28£ - Overseas individual subscription (= 36$ or €31)
20£ - Overseas individual unwaged/student (= 26$ or €22)
30£ - Overseas joint subscription (= 39$ or €33.50)
22£ - Overseas joint unwaged/student (= 28.50$ or €24.50)

Membership always is counted from 1st January to 31 December of each calendar year. See the Society page on how to pay your membership fee.

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