A message from Emily Orlando to Washington, D.C., residents

Dear colleagues,

As some of you know, the Edith Wharton Society is currently organizing a conference to be held in Washington, DC early June 2016.  A formal call for papers and conference web site will soon follow.  At this time, Conference Directors Melanie Dawson and Jennifer Haytock, with the help of EWS Treasurer Carole Shaffer-Koros, are seeking incorporation as well as tax-exemption in Washington, DC for purposes of hosting the conference.  Doing so will make a marked difference as the Society is currently operating on a very limited budget.  This means, then, that we are hoping to identify a contact person with a Washington, DC address.  It is important to note that whoever volunteers will incur no responsibility whatsoever; Carole Shaffer-Koros will be handling this process.  Of course the Society will owe this person a great debt of gratitude.  If you or someone you know is willing, please contact me directly, as soon as possible, at the address below.

All best wishes and thank you for your time and consideration.

Emily Orlando

President, The Edith Wharton Society