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On Miracle Ground XX in 2018

Join us for the twentieth biannual conference of the International Lawrence Durrell Society, to be held in Chicago, Illinois on July 4-7, 2018.  Please save the date for another remarkable gathering of Durrellian minds and spirits along the shores of Lake Michigan.  The call for papers is now available.  Please keep an eye out for further news about arrangements and special events in the Windy City.

White Mice Poetry Contest Winners

We are happy to announce the winners of the 2017 White Mice Poetry Contest.  This year’s theme was “harbor,” a fitting preparation for our upcoming ILDS conference in Chicago.  The winners will be invited to read at a special event at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago on July 5, 2018,  and their poems will be published in a future issue of Deus Loci.  To see the winners and read the poems, click here.

The International Lawrence Durrell Society (ILDS) was founded in 1980 at the Modern Language Association convention. The Society hosts bi-annual conferences, organizes panels at other conferences, and publishes a newsletter and journal. Among the resources here, you will find an Internet Discussion Group, general and critical bibliographies, information on conferences, and information on archival resources.

The ILDS is a non-profit educational organization whose purposes are 1) to promote the study, understanding, and appreciation of the works of Lawrence Durrell; 2) to explore critically Durrell’s position in twentieth century literature, modernist and post-modernist, and to help establish his place in the canon of world literature; 3) to sponsor meetings, seminars, and conferences worldwide dealing with Lawrence Durrell; 4) to publish a newsletter, The Herald, and a journal, Deus Loci: The International Lawrence Durrell Journal, at regular intervals; 5) to support scholarly publications; 6) to undertake such projects as may be decided upon by the Society.

The ILDS manages these pages and invites letters, e-mail messages, and articles related to Durrell’s work or this web site.