We are a non-profit educational organization promoting the works and study of Lawrence Durrell, a writer most active in the second half of the 20th century. To support an understanding of Durrell’s place in modernist and postmodernist traditions as well as in a canon of world literature, we sponsor meetings worldwide, publish a newsletter and journal, and provide a number of other resources. Learn more about who we are, what we do, and how to get involved on the Society page.

Call for Paper Proposals

Call for Paper Proposals

The International Lawrence Durrell Society requests proposals for 20-minute presentations on fictional, dramatic, or poetic cycles from the modernist era for the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture after 1900 on February 20-22, 2020.   The session will be entitled “‘Paper Kaleidoscopes’: The Cycles of Modernism.”  For more information on submitting proposals, click here.

Mysticisms, Heresies, and Heterotopias

Mysticisms, Heresies, and Heterotopias

The International Lawrence Durrell Society’s next biennial conference (our twenty-first!) will take place tentatively on May 28-30, 2020 at Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès in Toulouse, France. For information about the conference and special events, click here. Stay tuned for further details, and make plans to join us at another wonderful Durrellian gathering!

2019 White Mice Opens!

2019 White Mice Opens!

The 2019 White Mice Poetry Contest, sponsored by the International Lawrence Durrell Society, is officially open.  Entries of 1-3 poems are encouraged on this year’s theme of “The Heavens” until October 1, 2019.  There is no entry fee.  For more information about topic, format, and submitting, click here.

Alexandria Quartet Inspired Art Exhibit

Alexandria Quartet Inspired Art Exhibit

The International Lawrence Durrell Society would like to bring attention to an art exhibit that has opened up in Collingwood, Victoria Australia.  This exhibit, titled ‘Quartet’, is hosted as part of the Melbourne Rare Book Fair and contains Geoff Todd’s musings on the imagery of Lawrence Durrell’s ‘Alexandria Quartet’, each painting arising from a passage within Durrell’s famous work.  The exhibit runs from July 4th to August 4th and is located at the Ever Gallery 3/38 Down Street in Collingwood Victoria Australia with doors open from 12 pm to 6 pm Wednesday through Sunday, or by appointment.  

More information can be obtained by emailing Janette Lucas at bluewhippet_art@mac.com or Geoff Todd at geofftodd@geofftodd.com

 

Grove Koger’s “The Chart Room”; Dated April 2019

Grove Koger’s “The Chart Room”; Dated April 2019

The International Lawrence Durrell Society is grateful for Grove Koger’s ongoing dedication to tracking down and presenting some of the most interesting new publications relating to Lawrence Durrell, his affiliations, and his locales.  To read Grove’s most recent version, dated April 2019, click Here.

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