Jonathan Bayliss Society

Upcoming Events

Ongoing in 2020. We sponsor the Jonathan Bayliss reading group, which gathers for an hour every 3-4 weeks to discuss the novel Gloucestertide.  The group is currently meeting via Zoom. For more details, email

September 2020. The Society's second annual conference will be held electronically rather than in person, owing to the Pandemic. The short program will consist of two one-hour sessions. The first, on Friday, September 11, 2:00-3:00 pm (Eastern US time), will be devoted to readings about animals in Bayliss's work. The second, on Saturday, September 12, 2:00-3:00 pm (Eastern US), will celebrate the friendship of five Gloucester writers - Peter Anastas, Jonathan Bayliss, Vincent Ferrini, Gerrit Lansing, and Charles Olson - with readings by their family members/close friends. Join our email list (see below) for details.

September 2021. We hope that an in-person annual conference will be feasible in 2021. If so, it will be in Gloucester on the weekend of September 11-12, 2021. 

Email updates. If you would like to be kept up-to-date about JBS activities, send your contact information in an email to 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.

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