The woman writer
Since its creation in 1894 by Joseph Snell Wood, the Society of Women Writers & Journalists has attracted the company of many famous women writers, journalists, poets and playwrights. From its early days when at least 200 women applied to join, the Society has expanded to become a world-renowned body, with members both in the United Kingdom and abroad. To celebrate the centenary of the birth of the SWWJ's much-loved President of twenty-two years, Joyce Grenfell, the Society's archivist, Sylvia Kent, reveals the long and fascinating history of the Society. Not only is the evolution of the Society fully explored, but also the lives of many of its members have been thoroughly researched to paint a vivid picture of how the Society has gone from strength to strength. Accompanied by images of the Society's members, both past and present, this book will interest not only members of the SWWJ, but is a must-read for women writers everywhere.