Dear Thomas Wolfe Society Members,

It was delightful to see many of you in Indianapolis last month for the thirty-ninth meeting of The Thomas Wolfe Society. Seeing Genius and hearing the analyses of the film as well as all the excellent papers, enjoying the theatrical skit and music that Mark Canada’s daughter Andy and IU Kokomo Players prepared for us, meeting Leslie Field’s wife, Joyce, and listening to A. Scott Berg’s entertaining and informative banquet address made this conference one to remember. Thanks to all who participated in the program and all who attended. We especially welcome our new members.

Please put the dates of next year’s meeting on your calendar: June 1-June 2, 2018. 

We will gather in Charlotte, North Carolina, at the Holiday Inn Charlotte Center City, in the heart of Uptown and within walking distance of interesting spots such as Levine Museum of the New South.

Some of you may remember that we had discussed meeting next year in Charleston. But the Spoleto Festival makes Charleston a prohibitively expensive and busy place during several weeks in late May and early June. So, we will make Charlotte a new “Carolinas” meeting place next year.

A last note is that Wolfe Society Past President and Wolfe scholar Morton Teicher died on June 13, 2017, at age 97. His obituary appeared in the June 15 New York Times. Thanks to Deb Borland for alerting us to this loss.

I hope that all enjoy a pleasant summer, and I look forward to seeing everyone in Charlotte next year. The Call for Papers for 2018 will soon be posted on the Society website, Let’s make next year’s meeting a grand Wolfean affair!

Kind Regards,
Rebecca Godwin
President, The Thomas Wolfe Society


Rebecca L. Godwin, PhD
Professor of English and Director of Ragan Writing Center
Barton College
Box 5000
Wilson, NC 27893