The Dorothy Parker Society was founded in 1999. The Mission of the Society:
1. To promote the work of Dorothy Parker;
2. To introduce new readers to the work of Dorothy Parker;
3. To expand the fan base of Dorothy Parker;
4. To have as much fun as possible;
5. To take part in service projects in the spirit of Dorothy Parker.
The Dorothy Parker Society has decided to be non-academic, although sharing the work of Parker scholars is encouraged. The Society does not have meetings, we have parties. There are no dues, membership fees or initiation ceremonies. Membership is open to the public. If you want to join the DPS, just subscribe to the Dorothy Parker Society e-newsletter. You will be notified of our activities.
See our press clips section for some of the media attention the DPS has received.
The Dorothy Parker Society meets several times a year, however, there is no set schedule:
The "Second Tuesday" of the month, from October-June, the DPS participates in a service project literacy program for children ages 8-11 in Hell's Kitchen. More information here.
From Spring to Fall: walking tours.
The festive Parkerfest is held in New York on odd-numbered years. The next one is June 6-7, 2009. More information and photos look here.
August: Mrs. Parker's birthday (Aug. 22) at the Algonquin Hotel. [check News page for day and time]
October: Dorothy Parker Day in New Jersey, first Sunday after Columbus Day.
There are also talks, book parties, literary events, and more. These are announced in the e-newsletter.
Officers for 2008-2009:
Kevin Fitzpatrick, President
Melissa Evantash, Vice President
Kara Bernatowicz, Secretary
Chrissie Fitzpatrick, Treasurer
, Los Angeles Chapter President
Joelle Aponte, Long Branch Chapter President
Laura Greenstone, Long Branch Chapter Vice President
Laurie Kahn, Nyack Chapter President
David Cowen, Connecticut Chapter President
Tom Grant, VP Mormon Relations
Jayne Paris, VP Patron of the Arts
Charlotte Phillips, Secretary of Poetry
Jessica Reed, VP of Bookish Matters
Mordechai Shinefield, VP of Parkeresque Writing
Karen Sharkey, Resident Muse
Betsy Spigelman, VP of Small Misfortunes
Anna Springer, EVP
Nora Watson, EVP of Debt
Barbara Weider, Utah Chapter President
William Zeffiro, Secretary of Chaos
email: kevin AT dorothyparker DOT com
Dorothy Parker Society of New York
310 West 99th Street
New York, New York 10025
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