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General Meeting, Sat, Oct 5: Free
Mad Hatter Day Tea Party, Sun, Oct 6: $30
LCSNA Keepsake Printing @ the Common Press, Sun, Oct 6: Free
The Fall LCSNA 2019 meeting is going to be terrific! April Lynn James is the program chairperson for the meeting at the University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, with member Bob Stek supporting the effort. Mark the dates!
The General Meeting is October 5th and 6th. Confirmed speakers include:
- Charlie Lovett. Author, From Little Ruby to Debbie Allen: Alice on Stage in Philadelphia
- Estelle Markel-Joyet. American Philosophical Society, Dr. Wheeler in Wonderland
- Linda Cassady. LCSNA President, “Would you tell me, please which way I ought to go from here?”
- David McKnight. Director of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library of the Kislak Center, A Tribute to Charles Santore
- Riley McGuire. English Department, University of Pennsylvania, No Ending Up: Unfinished Vocal Normalization in Lewis Carroll’s Sylvie and Bruno.
- Sibylla Benatova. Kislak Center presenting, Alice Translated: A Wonderland of Bulgarian “Alice” Books
Sunday, October 6, 2019 there will be a Mad Hatter Day Tea Party with food, of course, and sharing information about various Carroll collections.
This tea party will be followed by a visit to Penn’s Common Press to letterpress print a Fall 2019 LCSNA Keepsake, compliments of the folks at the press.Event Details »
All are invited, but space is limited. Please contact the Secretary. Following the Board Meeting, the Board of Directors and any guests will retire to the Table 509 restaurant in the Indigo Hotel for a no-host, $25 per person, limited menu dinner.Event Details »
The tour will include the Children’s Library, Rare Book Room, and Alice Exhibit.Event Details »
Several classes of 4th and 5th graders will walk from their school to the San Diego Central Library to participate in a reading event, led by LCSNA members, based on a section of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.Event Details »
The Fall 2018 meeting was held at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City, on Saturday, 22 September. The meeting was held in conjunction with the closing weekend of the Morgan’s exhibition on Medieval Monsters and will be a symposium on the topic of Carroll’s monsters. Speakers are included Michael Patrick Hearn, Adam Gopnik, Cindy Watter, Matt Demakos, et al., on the many and varied aspects of the monstrous throughout the Alice books, in “Phantasmagoria,” in text and in illustration, in Carroll’s…Event Details »
“Wonderland as Place: World-Building and Character-Making in the Carroll Universe”: The University of Southern California, home of the Cassady Lewis Carroll Collection, hosted us in Los Angeles, in a meeting timed to coincide with the gala presentation of the 14th annual Wonderland Award. Beginning with a presentation of a fabulous new, award-winning musical Mad World, we heard from Arnold Hirshon (“Beyond Tenniel, or, Contrariwise: If It Wasn’t, Is It Ain’t?”), Linda Gray-Moin (“Fantastic Ducks and Blooming Maidens: A Visit to Mr.…Event Details »
The fall meeting was held at the Morris Library at the University of Delaware in Newark on Saturday, October 28. We heard delightful talks from Dana Richardson (“Martin Gardner: Behind the Looking-Glass”), Victor Fet (“Old Russian and New Siberian Wonderlands”), Edna Ranck (“Glorious Nonsense: Not only Lewis Carroll but also Gertrude Stein”), Sarah Boxer (“Alice: What’s in a Name?”), August Imholtz (“His Master’s Voice and Alice: Eldridge Johnson’s Adventure with Lewis Carroll’s Alice Manuscript”), and Mark Samuels Lasner (“I Am…Event Details »
Our meeting took place in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area on the weekend of March 31 to April 2. The full-day Saturday meeting was at the state-of-the-art Koret Auditorium of the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch, followed by a reception at the San Francisco Center for the Book. Speakers and presentations included Jon Lindseth on “Much of a Muchness,” Peter Hanff on “A New Wonderland; or, L. Frank Baum’s Adventures in Phunniland,” a panel (Daniel Singer, Andrew Ogus,…Event Details »
The Fall 2016 meeting tool place at the Washington Square campus of New York University (home of the Berol Collection of Lewis Carroll, and the LCSNA archives) on October 15th. Fales Library director Marvin Taylor spoke about the exhibition they mounted in the Bobst as part of the Alice150 festivities, “‘Go Ask Alice’: Alice, Wonderland, and Popular Culture.” Monica Edinger, keeper of the well-regarded blog “Educating Alice,” and some of her students gave us a presentation about her use of Alice…Event Details »