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Sinclair Lewis News

The new issue of the Sinclair Lewis Society Newsletter is now out (Spring 2019). If you'd like a sample copy, e-mail Sally Parry at It includes articles on Sinclair Lewis and James Joyce, the study of Ann Vickers in Spain, Dorothy Thompson and her advice to American women, and book burning in It Can't Happen Here.

Sinclair Lewis Society Virtual Presentations

During the COVID pandemic, the Society began to offer virtual meetings over Zoom. This page archives videos of those virtual presentations as well as other online presentations of interest to our members.


SLS 2022 Virtual Conference

The Sinclair Lewis Society held a virtual conference July 14-15, 2022 to celebrate the 102nd anniversary of the publication of Main Street and 100th anniversary of the publication of Babbitt. The keynote speaker was James Gambone, co-director and producer of The Life and Loves of Sinclair Lewis who spoke from the newly refurbished Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home, courtesy of the Sinclair Lewis Foundation. To see recordings of the conference proceedings, as well as abstracts of papers and bios of presenters, please visit the conference archive.


Sinclair Lewis in Minnesota, December 9, 2021

Recently retired MNHS Acquisitions Librarian Patrick Coleman and Senior Exhibit Developer Kate Roberts discuss Lewis's love of--and life in--his home state.



The Ideal and the Real: Sinclair Lewis through the Lens of his Minnesota Experiment, June 11, 2021

George Killough, editor of Minnesota Diary, 1942-46, by Sinclair Lewis, presented The Ideal and the Real: Sinclair Lewis through the Lens of his Minnesota Experiment on Friday, June 11, 2021.

Watch Dr. Killough's talk


Sinclair Lewis, His Life, Work and Relevance, November 19, 2020

Patrick Coleman, Acquisitions Librarian for the Minnesota Historical Society, presented "Sinclair Lewis, His Life, Work, and Relevance" on November 19, 2020. The event, which welcomed Sinclair Lewis Society members, was sponsored by the Ramsey County Historical Society.



Mr. Lewis Goes to China, May 22, 2020

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.