THE BRONTË SOCIETY

Stevie has published four books on Emily Brontë and edited Charlotte’s Jane Eyre and Anne’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall for Penguin Classics. She has long enjoyed close links with the Brontë Society in Haworth, where she has been a frequent speaker.

On 7 June 2008 at the West Lane Baptist Centre, Stevie spoke with a panel of fellow writers on the theme, ‘Baby God: Emily Brontë and Wuthering Heights’. To coincide with the museum's 2008 special exhibition No Coward Soul, focusing on Emily Brontë, a panel discussion brought together established authors who acknowledge the influence of Wuthering Heights on their own writing. The discussion, chaired by Patsy Stoneman, included Sally Beauman, Helen Dunmore and Toby Litt.

Stevie has recently visited the Brussels Brontë Group, the Belgian branch of the Brontë Society, where she was delighted to be asked to speak at a Brontë Weekend. On 25 April 2009 at the Faculté Universitaire St Louis, she talked on ‘Emily Brontë and the Mother World’. It was a lovely occasion: Stevie was so impressed by the members of the Brussels group, who had come not only from Belgium but from Holland, Turkey and the Czech Republic. The warmth and kindness she was shown have made her eager to return.

Link to the Brussels Brontë Group's Blog - www.brusselsbronte.blogspot.com