Welcome to the International Raymond Carver Society (IRCS). The purpose of the IRCS is to encourage the worldwide interest in and study of the works and life of American writer Raymond Carver (1938-1988). Our goal is to promote activities that lead to the exchange of ideas and information about Carver, such as sponsoring sessions at conferences, organizing international meetings, and publishing an updated bibliography relevant to the study of Raymond Carver. We hope our web site and activities lead to facilitating communication between scholars, students, and general enthusiasts of Carver around the world. The International Raymond Carver Society is a non-profit organization, and membership is free.
The IRCS was founded by a group of Carver panelists at the 2005
American Literature Association convention in Boston. In 2006, the
interim officers of the Society started a busy period of
establishment, recruiting members, sponsoring sessions at several
conferences, adapting our By-Laws, and pursuing affiliation with the
ALA and other literary organizations.
Our web site is still under construction; thank you for your patience!