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.

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!

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.

The Herald – Volume 40 [NS-1]; Summer 2019

The Herald – Volume 40 [NS-1]; Summer 2019

The International Lawrence Durrell Society wants to announce the newest incarnation of The Herald, now ascending into the upper echelons with this volume numbered 40!  We are also appending the ‘NS’ indicator to represent it as a New Series, after the illustrious and magnificently produced series guided along by Pamela Francis.  The ILDS has taken this opportunity to move The Herald to an email version in order to expedite its creation and reduce costs and materials associated with the mailed version.  If, however, you wish to receive The Herald in a tenderly folded paper edition, please email the editors at newsletter.ilds@gmail.com and we’ll make sure to put you on the list to receive a mailed version (assuming you are a member of the ILDS — if you’re not a member, visit here here to join.)

Without delay, you can read the newest volume by clicking on The Herald.

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