On this day…5 April

On 5 April 1927 Joyce attended a PEN Club dinner in London in his honour PEN was the first international organisation of writers, founded in London in 1921 by Catherine Amy Dawson-Scott. The acronym stood for ‘Poets, Essayists, Novelists’ (though this was later expanded to include playwrights and other writers). The organisation started as a […]

On this day…18 February

On 18 February 1926 Joyce heard details of the first London production of Exiles. There were two performances of Exiles by the Stage Society at the Regent Theatre, London, on Sunday 14 and Monday 15 February 1926, followed by a debate on the play the following Wednesday. Among those attending performances were Harriet Weaver, Wyndham […]