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September 2018

LCSNA Fall 2018 Meeting

September 22, 2018
Morgan Library and Museum New York, NY

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…

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March 2019

LCSNA Spring 2019 Meeting – San Diego, California

March 8, 2019 - March 9, 2019
San Diego State University San Diego, CA United States
Scripps Cottage, San Diego State University

The Spring 2019 meeting is shaping up nicely. The full agenda is now available including schedule, accommodation and speaker information. Download Agenda (PDF)

San Diego is a beautiful place. You might consider staying a couple of extra days! See you there.

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Maxine & David Schaefer Memorial Reading

March 8, 2019, 10:30 am
San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
San Diego Central Library (Photo: Natalia Robert)

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.

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San Diego Central Library Tour

March 8, 2019, 12:00 pm
San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

The tour will include the Children’s Library, Rare Book Room, and Alice Exhibit.

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LCSNA Board Meeting

March 8, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hotel Indigo, 509 Ninth Ave.; Nautilus Conference Room
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

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.

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October 2019

LCSNA Fall 2019 Meeting – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

October 4, 2019 - October 6, 2019
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
Free – $30
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion

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.

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Maxine & David Schaefer Memorial Reading

October 4, 2019, 10:15 am
Penn Alexander School [in the atrium], 4209 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States

Several classes of children from a local school will participate in reading a section of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, led by LCSNA members.

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LCSNA Board Meeting

October 4, 2019, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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
Penn Libraries

All members are invited, but space is limited. Please contact the Secretary if you plan on attending.

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Mad Hatter Day Tea Party

October 6, 2019, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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

$30 per person; Limited to 50 people
Eat what you see! So many tea things! There will be more than tea at this celebration of inspiration and creativi-Tea in honor of Mad Hatter Day.

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LCSNA Keepsake Printing @ the Common Press

October 6, 2019, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Common Press, Fisher Fine Arts Library, 220 S. 34th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
Common Press

The folks at Penn’s Common Press are creating a 2019 LCSNA Keepsake for the Society that you will letterpress print.

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