Letter to Horace Gregory from Alan Calmer of the American Writers Congress, April 12, 1935


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Letter to Horace Gregory from Alan Calmer of the American Writers Congress, April 12, 1935
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American Writers

Congress April12, 1935
Dear Heraoe Gregory,

The following is the schedule of the sessions of the Writers Congress:

Friday, April 26, 8 PM to 11 PM: First session of Congress at
Mecca Temple, 55 St. (between 6 & 7 Ave.) Delegates will be
seated in special section in front of auditorium.
Saturday, April 27, 9AM sharp to 5:30 PM sharp: Sessions at
New School for Social Research, 66 W. 12 St. (between 6 &
5 Ave.). Only invited delegates and guests will attend.
Saturday evening. Meetings of groups and commissions at
various .places to be designated later.
Sunday, April 28, 9 AM to 5:30 PM: same as Saturday sessions.
Sunday evening. Final meeting. At place to be designated later.

We are enclosing a card which will admit you to all sessions of the
Congress, including the one at Mecca Temple. dill you please let
us know if you will attend all sessions of the Congress? As you can
see, we are compressing the work of the Congress into a weekend, in
the hope that all delegates and guests will put aside other engage-
ments in order to came to all meetings of the Congress.

May we also ask that you discuss the Congress with other writers and
send us all possible suggestions regarding it? Among the topics to
be discussed at the Congress are the following:

Bourgeois publishing and revolutionary literature. How the writer
can function in the labor movement. Problems of proletarian poetry,
drama, fiction, reportage, literary criticism. jhat type of organ-
ization the League of American Writers shall be, Reports on these
topics and others will be made at the Congress, and all reports
will be open to discussion.

Registration of out-of-town delegates will be made at the John Reed
Club, 430 Sixth Ave. (between 9 & 10 St,) on Friday, April 26, 10:30
A.M.. to 5:30 P.M.

Sincerely yours,

For Organization Committee

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Name ______ Address__

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Room 46. 31 East 27th Street. Ne Ynrk. City .
Organization committee. Orrick Johns, Secy. Alan Calmer, Asst. Secy.
Will you attend all sessions of eongreseT.