The LCSNA April 26 Spring Meeting Program is Available Now!

40We have another varied and exciting program lined up for you at our Spring Meeting, which will be held at the NY Institute of Technology in NYC on Saturday, April 26th.

The meeting includes a panel with a number of our society’s founding members, in honor of the 40th Anniversary of our society.  And of course after the meeting we will have our usual casual and convivial dinner at a popular local restaurant only a few blocks away from the meeting location.

To read all about the impressive roster of speakers and performers, and sign up for dinner, visit our Events page by clicking me.

New LCSNA Members-Only Book Bonus Is In The Mail!

Sonja Wonder CoverIf you are a member of the LCSNA, any day now you should be receiving our latest free, members-only bonus treat: a lovely hardcover facsimile of the 1879 first Russian edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, titled Sonja in a Kingdom of Wonder.  This special edition includes a foreword by current LCSNA President Mark Burstein, and an introduction by Russian scholar Nina Demurova.  While we can’t promise to produce a members-only treat like this every year, we certainly try, and this year’s bonus, produced in collaboration with Evertype,  is a charming addition to any Carrollian’s collection.  In addition, prior to this publication, there were only two known copies in the world.

If you’re (gasp) not already a member of our society–now is the perfect time to join, and claim your own copy of this special treat.  Visit our Membership page for all the details and to sign up today!

LCSNA November 6th NYC Meeting Agenda Just Announced!

The Mystery of Lewis Carroll, by Jenny Woolf

If you’re a fan of Lewis Carroll, Alice, the Snark, and you’re anywhere near the NYC area, you should check out the Events page of the LCSNA’s web site to see the full agenda for our fall meeting, to be held in Manhattan on Saturday, November 6th.  The impressive roster of speakers includes noted author and critic Adam Gopnik, who will be discussing whether recent adaptations do or do not honor Lewis Carroll’s original works, as well as Carroll biographer Jenny Woolf, who is traveling over from England specifically for this event.  Many of the speakers will be signing copies of their latest book(s), available in limited quantity at the meeting for a special 20% discount.   There will be a three-course dinner at Josephina’s after the meeting, for the Carrollian cost of $42 per person.

In addition to the wonderful agenda posted on our site, we’ve just learned that member Mahendra Singh will also be on hand to sell and sign copies of his new edition of The Hunting of the Snark.  This is a don’t miss meeting.  It occurs on the weekend of the NY Marathan, however, so if you need accommodations, you should check with hotels (or local friends!) right away. 

Please remember to let Secretary Clare Imholtz know if you plan to attend so that we can keep track of the headcount, as we expect a big turnout and seating is limited.  You don’t need to be a member to attend our free meetings.  We hope to see you there!