car-innOn May 23-24, 2014, Wolfe Society members will converge on UNC-Chapel Hill‘s “magical campus” at the Carolina Inn for our 36th annual conference.

This year’s conference theme is “Wolfe in His Time, Wolfe in Our Time.” Although proposals are welcome on any theme related to Thomas Wolfe and his work, we especially invite proposals for presentations that link Thomas Wolfe to the issues of his time (politics, race relations, etc.) and/or to these and other issues in our time (media, internationalism, etc.).

If you are interested in providing a paper, please send your proposals by January 10, 2014 to Mark Canada at or to Dr. Mark Canada, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, UNC-Pembroke, Pembroke, NC 28372-1510.

NC's current poet laureate Joseph Bathanti

NC’s current poet laureate Joseph Bathanti

Mark has been hard at work planning the Chapel Hill conference. In addition to a full program of presentations and the annual Saturday evening banquet, several of this year’s special treats are a campus tour of Wolfe sites and North Carolina’s poet laureate, Joseph Bathanti, who is also an avid Wolfean.Make your plans now to attend this exciting conference on Wolfe’s “magical campus.”

Reservations to the Carolina Inn must be made before April 30, 2014, in order to receive the special group room rate of $164. Furthermore, a limited number of rooms at this conference rate are available, so please make your reservation as soon as possible. You may call the hotel at 1-800-962-8519 or visit the Carolina Inn’s website and enter 362947 in the “Group Code” field. You may also visit our Direct Billing Link.

Watch for more conference updates here and on our Facebook page.

Complete program details will be mailed to TWS members in March 2014.

We look forward to seeing you in Chapel Hill!