“Then the curtain rose.” – A Survey for the Women’s Classic Literature Event. :)

Elizabeth Gaskell, Jane Austen, Zora Neale Hurson, George Eliot, Rose Wilder Lane, Louisa May Alcott, & Virginia Woolf.

Elizabeth Gaskell, Jane Austen, Zora Neale Hurson, George Eliot, Rose Wilder Lane, Louisa May Alcott, & Virginia Woolf.

Hey everyone! We’re really excited that you’re liking the idea of the Women’s Classic Literature Event. We thought we’d toss up an introductory survey for anyone hoping to participate who likes introductory surveys. We just thought it would be fun, & help us touch base with one another. You can answer these any time at your own blog, or in the comments below. If you answer at your place, feel free to leave a link in the comments. As ever, this is completely voluntary. You do not have to do this to participate in the event.

  1. Introduce yourself. Tell us what you are most looking forward to in this event.
  2. Have you read many classics by women? Why or why not?
  3. Pick a classic female writer you can’t wait to read for the event, & list her date of birth, her place of birth, and the title of one of her most famous works.
  4. Think of a female character who was represented in classic literature by a male writer. Does she seem to be a whole or complete woman? Why or why not? Tell us about her. (Without spoilers, please!)
  5. Favorite classic heroine? (Why? Who wrote her?)
  6. We’d love to help clubbers find great titles by classic female authors. Can you recommend any sources for building a list? (Just skip this question if you don’t have any at this point.)
  7. Recommend three books by classic female writers to get people started in this event. (Again, skip over this if you prefer not to answer.)
  8. Will you be joining us for this event immediately, or will you wait until the new year starts?
  9. Do you plan to read as inspiration pulls, or will you make out a preset list?
  10. Are you pulling to any particular genres? (Letters, journals, biographies, short stories, novels, poems, essays, etc?)
  11. Are you pulling to a particular era or location in literature by women?
  12. Do you hope to host an event or readalong for the group? No worries if you don’t have details. We’re just curious!
  13. Is there an author or title you’d love to read with a group or a buddy for this event? Sharing may inspire someone to offer.
  14. Share a quote you love by a classic female author — even if you haven’t read the book yet.
  15. Finally, ask the question you wish this survey had asked, & then answer it.

You can get a live feed for the event on Twitter: #ccwomenclassics.

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