The Society began during a meeting of Woolson scholars at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, January 27-29, 1995. It was organized by Kate Reich, director of the Woolson Archives, to mark the centenary of Woolson’s death. Conferees organized a society to plan future conferences and establish a permanent author society within the American Literature Association. The Woolson section at the ALA occurs once a year. Conferences sponsored by the Woolson Society are held every two or three years and the programs are archived by date.
There are no fees or formal procedures to join the Woolson Society. We welcome any and all interested in Woolson to join our listserv (see below), participate in our conferences, and attend our panels at the ALA and SSAWW.
On-Line Discussion Group
The Society sponsors an on-line discussion list, which is free. To subscribe to the Woolson discussion list, complete the following steps:
1. Send a message to: LISTSERV@LISTSERV2.UNO.EDU
2. Leave the subject line blank.
3. Your message should read: SUBSCRIBE WOOLSON-L
4. When you send messages, send them to: WOOLSON-L@LISTSERV2.UNO.EDU
If you have any questions about the listserv, direct them to Anne Boyd Rioux at
The current president of the Woolson Society is Anne Boyd Rioux, University of New Orleans. She is also the web master. You can reach her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.