The James A. Michener Society was formed in the fall of 1998 and is composed of people who share a common interest in James Michener's life and work.  The following
words, excerpted from a letter by the late John Kings, James Michener's long-time friend and literary assistant, describe the purpose of the James A. Michener Society...

The Purpose of the Society is to:
  • preserve the intellectual legacy of James A. Michener as a writer, teacher, historian, public servant, patriot and philanthropist;
  • ensure that future generations have full access to all his writings;
  • promote the exchange of ideas and information about his writings;
  • encourage fellowship among readers of his writings;
  • inform devotees and members of the Society about recent publications and critiques of his writings.

The Society accomplishes this through a number of activities.  An annual meeting of members is held at locations closely associated with the life of James Michener. In the
past, they have been held at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, home of the James A. Michener Library and Archives; Austin, Texas, where Michener was
associated with the Writing School and lived the last years of his life; Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Michener's childhood home and the location of the Michener Art Museum;
and Easton, Maryland, where Michener lived while writing Chesapeake.   Society activities provide the occasion for sharing of memories and anecdotes that illuminate the
Michener books and other writings in a special way.  Eventually, the Society expects to sponsor seminars, lectures and other events that will provide opportunities for
fellowship among members and a forum for the discussion of James Michener's writings and the many facets of his life.
[The Society operates under the aegis of the University of Northern Colorado Foundation. All funds are deposited with the Foundation for the use of the Society and all
contributions are deductible by donors since the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.]

If this brief description of the Society and its activities has piqued your interest, you are invited to print out and complete the membership application and to submit it to the
Treasurer of the Society (2736 So. Clayton Street, Denver, CO 80210-6444).

         Membership categories are:   
               $12 for an Individual Membership for the calendar year
                   $10 for a Gift Membership (1st year) from a member, for an individual or a couple
               $50 for an Institutional Membership (includes 10 copies of each Newsletter)
               $500 for a Lifetime Membership
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