The Brontë Lounge with Sharon Wright

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The Mother of the Brontës

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The Mother of the Brontës

We're thrilled to kick off the Brontë Lounge for 2021 by welcoming author and biographer Sharon Wright. In this zoom event, Sharon will discuss with our host Helen Meller why Maria Brontë is such a shadowy figure, and how she set out across Britain in search of this clever, resilient and witty lady of letters.

This year marks the bicentenary of the death of Maria Branwell Brontë in 1821. In the first biography of the enigmatic mother of genius, The Mother of the Brontës: When Maria Met Patrick Sharon Wright reveals the extraordinary, forgotten life of the first, last and only Mrs Brontë.

Sharon was born in Bradford and is an award-winning journalist, nonfiction author and playwright. She began her career on the local paper that covers Haworth before moving to the national press. Sharon has written for The Guardian, Daily Express, New York Post, BBC, The Lady, Glamour and Red. Her first book Balloonomania Belles about the first women to fly was published in 2018, followed by Maria’s biography in 2019. She is also the author of critically acclaimed plays Full Fat and The Social Notwork, plus Friller based on a true story from Edwardian Haworth. The Brontës even feature in her new paperback The Lost History of the Lady Aeronauts, out in Spring 2021.

Thursday 28 January at 7.30pm. Tickets £6

This event will take place via zoom.  It is a live event and will not be recorded.

The Brontë Society is a registered charity and this event has been organised to raise funds for the Brontë Parsonage Museum at this challenging time. 

Full details of how to join the event will be sent once you have booked your place.  

Please note that many museum staff are still furloughed or working from home, so at times, there may not be anyone one in the office to take your call. Please email if you have any queries about this event. 

Thank you for your support.  We look forward to welcoming you to the Brontë Lounge soon!

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