THE BRONTË SOCIETY
Stevie has published four books on Emily Brontë
and edited Charlotte’s Jane Eyre and Anne’s
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall for Penguin Classics. She has
long enjoyed close links with the Brontë Society in Haworth,
where she has been a frequent speaker.
On 7 June 2008 at the West Lane Baptist Centre,
Stevie spoke with a panel of fellow writers on the theme, ‘Baby
God: Emily Brontë and Wuthering Heights’. To coincide
with the museum's 2008 special exhibition No Coward Soul, focusing
on Emily Brontë, a panel discussion brought together established
authors who acknowledge the influence of Wuthering Heights
on their own writing. The discussion, chaired by Patsy Stoneman,
included Sally Beauman, Helen Dunmore and Toby Litt.
Stevie has recently visited the Brussels Brontë
Group, the Belgian branch of the Brontë Society, where she
was delighted to be asked to speak at a Brontë Weekend. On
25 April 2009 at the Faculté Universitaire St Louis, she
talked on ‘Emily Brontë and the Mother World’.
It was a lovely occasion: Stevie was so impressed by the members
of the Brussels group, who had come not only from Belgium but from
Holland, Turkey and the Czech Republic. The warmth and kindness
she was shown have made her eager to return.
Link to the Brussels Brontë Group's Blog -