The Historical Birthday-Tea Party 6th January

Today’s birthday belongs to Stella Benson, 1892-1933 a feminist, writer and traveller (particularly America and China). She was a friend of Virginia Woolf, and of Winifred Holtby.

She wrote  travel books, poetry, novels and short stories. She died rather young, but I can’t help feeling she got a lot of fun from life while she had the chance.

“I want to introduce you to Jay, a ‘bus-conductor and an idealist. She is not the heroine, but the most constantly apparent woman in this book. I cannot introduce you to a heroine because I have never met one.”

A bowl of Oolong for Stella, and an exotic cake of some kind.


Author: Cherry Potts

Cherry Potts is a published fiction writer, publisher, event organiser, photographer, cardmaker, NLP master practitioner, life coach and trainer. She is an enthusiastic singer. Through Arachne Press she publishes fiction and non fiction and runs spoken word events and cross-arts workshops for writers at interesting venues. Always interested in new opportunites to perform, write or explore writing.

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