Thursday, 30 July 2015

Winifred Holtby Event

Studio portrait taken for publicity purposes
(Ref L WH9 9.1-0302h)
This year marks the 80th anniversary of the death of Winifred Holtby

Holtby, born in Rudston in 1898 was a pioneering feminist campaigner, journalist and novelist, best known as the author of South Riding. At her death, her archive was left to the people of Hull and is housed here at the History Centre. It is one of our most significant literary collections.

On Saturday 19 September 2015 an event to mark this anniversary Celebrating the Life of Winifred Holtby is taking place at the History Centre. It is being organised by Holtby scholar Gill Fildes and includes talks by a number of Holtby experts, including her most recent biographer Professor Marion Shaw. 

The day will conclude with a trip to Holtby’s birth and burial place, Rudston.

There are hopes to relaunch the Winifred Holtby Society at the event.

If you would like to book a place at this event, please download a registration form.

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