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Sinclair Lewis Newsletter

The new issue of the Sinclair Lewis Society Newsletter is now out (Fall 2019). If you'd like a sample copy, e-mail Sally Parry at It includes articles on John Gunther and Sinclair Lewis, Teaching Lewis's Kingsblood Royal with Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, a review of Alcoholite at the Altar: The Writer and Addiction by Roger Forseth, and our continuing feature "What Were They Reading Then?" with essays on Tyranny of the Dark by Hamlin Garland and The Voice of Bugle Ann by MacKinlay Kantor.

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Virtual Sinclair Lewis Presentation Video

The Sinclair Lewis Society’s first virtual Sinclair Lewis presentation, held Friday, May 22, 2020, featured Dr. Chen Ying, a scholar from Inner Mongolia University, China, who presented "Mr. Lewis Goes to China: Studying Sinclair Lewis's Novels in China." Lewis scholars and enthusiasts from Maine to California enjoyed her presentation and engaged in a lively conversation.

Listen to Dr. Chen's talk, see her PowerPoint, and hear the congenial discussion.

Special Issue Reminder

A special issue of Midwestern Miscellany, Main Street at 100, will be published this fall. The editor welcomes approaches to Main Street from a variety of perspectives. Scholars who wish to have their papers included in the volume should send them to Sally Parry at by June 1, 2020 for consideration.

Conference Postponed

The Sinclair Lewis Society, in association with the Sinclair Lewis Foundation, has postponed its conference in Sauk Centre until July 2021. It will still be focusing on Main Street, but the due date for abstracts for the conference will now be June 1, 2021. More information will be available in the fall.


Did Sinclair Lewis say, "When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross"?