Upcoming Conferences

The 33rd Annual MKR Conference

The World Golf Village Renaissance

St. Augustine, FL

March 20-21, 2020

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society invites you to attend the XXXIII Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference, to be held at the World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort on March 20-21, 2020. Make your hotel reservations by calling 800.468.3571 or 904.940.8000, and ask for the “Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings” rate. Reservations at the conference rate must be made by 5:00 pm Friday, February 21.

Plans are underway to arrange for a special trolley tour of downtown St. Augustine on Friday afternoon with our own David Nolan as guide. There are only 55 spaces available, so please be sure to get your registration in as soon as you can to reserve your space. Several informative and entertaining presentations are in the works. Please contact Executive Director Flo Turcotte if you wish to be included on the program at

We have secured a group rate of $15 per ticket for the Saturday evening performance of Cross Roads: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings & Norton Baskin in Unguarded Moments at the historic Lincolnville Museum. You will be able to order tickets on your conference registration form (see insert). For more information about the play, please see the news release on the next page.

One day registration is available on-site for $40.

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The Rawlings Society has secured a group rate of $179 per night per double or king room for the duration of the conference. We are trying a new concept this year, adding a “St. Augustine Brunch” feature that will allow for smoother conference operations in the mornings. This optional buffet-style brunch will be served on Friday and Saturday mornings between 10 and 11 am for your enjoyment.


Conference activities for Friday, March 29th, will begin at 8:30 am and end with a tour of the cathedral after lunch. An evening cocktail hour and banquet will begin at 6 pm. Conference activities for Saturday, March 30th will begin at 9 am with student awards and conclude with a luncheon with speaker.






The MKR Society is collecting items for the 2020 Silent Auction Fundraiser at the upcoming Conference. Any MKR books or memorabilia you are willing to donate will be appreciated. The auction also includes books, crafts, foods, or memorabilia with a Florida theme. If you have published a book, please consider contributing a signed copy to the auction. All contributions must be in good, like-new condition. You may bring your item to the conference for donation.



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


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