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LCSNA Fall 2019 Meeting – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

October 4, 2019 - October 6, 2019

Free – $30
Fisher Fine Arts Library

The meeting is free and open to the public.

PDF Agenda with the full schedule and more information will be available in late July.


Friday, October 4

    • 10:15 am: Maxine and David Schaefer Memorial Reading
    • 5–8 pm: LCSNA Board Meeting

Saturday, October 5: University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

  • 11 am–6 pm: LCSNA General Meeting

Sunday, October 6: University of Pennsylvania, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Orrery Pavilion

  • 10:30 am–12:30 pm: Mad Hatter Day Tea Party, Orrery Pavilion
  • 1–3 pm: 2019 LCSNA Keepsake Printing at University of Pennsylvania, Common Press at Fisher Fine Arts Library

Meals and Registration

Register now!

We are using a new registration system for our meeting. In the past, we had no idea who or how many people might attend the meeting. This made it very difficult to set up the venue and plan for refreshments and lunch service. While there are no registrations costs and the meeting is open to the public, we ask that you register by September 23.

For the General Meeting on October 5, 2019, box lunches are available for purchase through the LCSNA website before the meeting. The cost for lunch is $20. Be sure to place your order by September 23.

Other Registration

For Sunday, October 6, we ask you to register & pay for the Mad Hatter Day Tea Party by September 23 and register [free] for the LCSNA Keepsake printing event at the Common Press at the Fisher Fine Arts Library.


Several hotels are close to the Penn Library and received good Penn staff recommendations. However, there will not be a not a block of rooms reserved. Below are several suggestions. Contact them by phone and say you are attending a Penn Libraries event and there should be a discounted rate.

Sheraton University City

Homewood Suites University City

Study at Drexel


Often members have items from their collections for sale or to give away, such as books and artwork. We will update the site to let you know if items can be sold on site.  Please contact linda.cassady@comcast.net if you are interested.


Download a map to locate the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center [3420 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA, 19104. Parking information will be available closer to the meeting date.

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Speakers & Bios

Charles Santore. Children’s books illustrator, including Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and a soon to be released illustrated version of Carroll’s poem, Jabberwocky.

Charlie Lovett.  Alice on the Stage in Philadelphia

Sibylla Benatova. Kislak Center presenting on Bulgarian editions of Alice

Estelle Markel-Joyner.  American Philosophical Society, Dr. John Wheeler in Wonderland.

Riley McGuire. English Department, University of Pennsylvania, No Ending Up: Unfinished Vocal Normalization in Lewis Carroll’s Sylvie and Bruno.

Linda Cassady. President of the LCSNA will talk about M Words and Listening






October 4, 2019
October 6, 2019
Free – $30
Event Category:


University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, in the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
3420 Walnut St., Seminar Room, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States


Unlimited available
Register for the LCSNA Fall 2019 MeetingFreeOct 4-6. Please select number of attendees.
Unlimited available
Purchase Lunch$20.00Oct 5. Indicate number of lunches. Special dietary requirements may be noted during checkout.
40 available
Mad Hatter Day Tea Party$30.00Oct 6. Indicate number of tea party attendees. Special dietary requirements may be noted during checkout.
Unlimited available
Register for Common Press eventFreeOct 6. Please select number of attendees.