Ongoing in 2020. We sponsor the Jonathan Bayliss reading group, which gathers for an hour each month in 2020 to discuss the novel Gloucestertide. The group meets in Gloucester, Massachusetts, with an option to join by video call. For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 2020. The Society is sponsoring a roundtable discussion on "Marriage and Other Domestic Entanglements in American Literature" at the American Literature Association conference to be held in San Diego, California, on the Thursday-Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. Conference details at the ALA website.
September 2020. The Society's second annual conference is being planned for September 12-13, 2020, in Gloucester, Massachusetts. See call for papers. Details to come.
Email updates. If you would like to be kept up-to-date about JBS activities, send your contact information in an email to email@example.com and we will add you to the JBS email list.
Past Readings and Other Events
David Rich and Ken Riaf read passages from the novels Gloucestermas and Gloucesterbook relating to downtown "Dogtown" at the first annual conference in September 2019 - the videotapes are available here.
A 1990 student production of Bayliss's stage play The Tower of Gilgamesh is available on our YouTube channel.