January 2021

"The Brontës in Brussels" Zoom Lecture

Welcome to The Arts Society Brussels
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 20:00
Avenue Paul Hymans 2 Woluwé-St-Lambert 1200

How many tourists in Brussels know that the two most famous Brontë sisters lived here for a time?


Charlotte Brontë's experience of teaching, and falling in love in Brussels, where she and Emily stayed in 1842-43, inspired her last, most autobiographical novel, Villette.


Helen MacEwan
Helen MacEwan is a British-born writer turned biographer, who studied modern languages at university, but English literature has always been her passion- literature and also literary biography - finding out what her favourite authors were like as people, which experiences formed them. Helen has formed the Brussels Brontë Group with talks. Check out her website for more details: www.thebrusselsbrontegroup.org.