2020, 2021, and 2022 American Literature Association Conferences

The 2020 conference, scheduled for May 21-24, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA, was cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The 32nd annual American Literature Association conference was postponed to July 2021 in Boston, MA. Because of health and travel concerns, the Executive Committee of the Katherine Anne Porter Society decided not to participate in 2021. The Society’s planned session, “Katherine Anne Porter: Out of the Archives,” will be presented at the 33rd conference in Chicago, IL, May 2022. Conference details and information about hotel reservations will be available through the web site of the American Literature Association.

The Society intends to sponsor a second session in May 2022.  This session will be chaired by Jerry Findley and invites papers on any topic on Katherine Anne Porter.  

Please send a 200-word proposal and a brief biographical statement to Jerry Findley at by December 1, 2021. Information about the Porter activities planned for the conference will be posted on the society’s Web site.

Past conferences

A list of papers presented at previous Katherine Anne Porter sessions is available here.