Upcoming Conferences

The 31st Annual MKR Conference

The Lakeside Inn

Mount Dora, FL April 20 - 21, 2018

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society invites you to attend the 31st Annual Rawlings Conference, which will take place at the Lakeside Inn, Mt. Dora, FL.


The Lakeside Inn, 100 North Alexander Street, Mount Dora, FL  32757.  Phone: (352) 383-4101.  Website:






We are still seeking speakers for the conference.  If you’d like to present a 20-minute talk on any aspect of Rawlings’s life or works, her circle of friends, Cross Creek or her other landscapes, the Cross Creek trial, her political/social/economic/gender/literary views; please send a title and a brief 1-2 page abstract of your talk to Dr. Leslie Poole at  Deadline is February 1, 2018.  Please respond asap, because our sessions are limited.


Elaine Bradbury and Claire Koshar are preparing to hold the third annual silent auction fundraiser at the conference.  Some truly amazing items have been donated so far, including first editions of Rawlings’s works.  If you have any special items that you would like to donate to the Society, please contact Elaine Bradbury at

For more information about the conference, please contact Leslie Poole at

Download the Registration Form Coming Soon.