• The 2nd Biennial John Updike Society Conference

A look at how and where Updike spent his time in Massachusetts

Program director Bernard F. Rodgers, Jr. and site director Quentin Miller are pleased to announce details of the Second Biennial John Updike Society Conference in Boston, co-sponsored by Suffolk University.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

6:00pm - Opening Reception
8:00pm - Keynote Address by Joyce Carol Oates

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

9:00-10:00am - Academic sessions
10:30-11:30am - Family session
Lunch/Optional walking tour of literary Boston
1:00-2:00pm - Academic sessions
3:30pm - Fenway Park tour
6:00-8:00pm - Suffolk University Reception

Thursday, June 14, 2012

9:00-10:15am & 10:30-11:45am - Academic sessions
11:45am - 4:00pm - Harvard tour
4:00-5:00pm - Houghton Library Tour & Exhibit
5:00-7:00pm - Houghton Library/The John Updike Review Reception

Friday, June 15, 2012

9:00-10:00am - Academic sessions
10:15-11:30am - North Shore area friends of Updike session
11:30am-5:30pm - Hawthorne & Ipswich bus tour
5:30-8:00pm - Old-fashioned clambake on the Top Deck at Woodman’s of Essex

Saturday, June 16, 2012

9:00-10:00am - Business meeting of the Society


For details on the conference schedule, please click here.

For more information on the Updike Society, click here.

Register for the conference here.


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