2017 RJA Conference

The 23rd Robinson Jeffers Association Annual Conference
Occidental College, Los Angeles, California
February 24-26, 2017

“Robinson Jeffers and the Modern Metropolis:
Los Angeles and Beyond”

Please join us at the upcoming conference to be held at Jeffers’ alma mater Occidental College. Occidental College is home to one of the foremost collections of books, manuscripts, correspondence and photographs on its illustrious alumnus Robinson Jeffers, class of 1905. Drawing on this and the community as resources, the weekend will feature exhibits, tours and sessions that offer a fresh look at Jeffers life and times in Los Angeles and the contributions of alumni Ward Ritchie and Lawrence Clark Powell to Jeffers legacy.

On Friday and Saturday, the conference will take place on the Occidental Campus in the Braun and Jeffers rooms and Gallery of the Academic Commons/Library. The Friday 3:30 panel will be in JSC Morrison Lounge and the Saturday keynote will be in Choi Auditorium, a few minutes walk across the quad.

The Sunday morning business meeting and presentation will take place at El Alisal, 200 E Ave 43, Highland Park (about 10 mins from campus).

Directions & Parking

See Directions and campus map. Conference locations on campus map are Academic Commons/Library [5]; Johnson Student Center (JSC) Morrison Lounge [15] and Choi Auditorium [2].

Parking on campus is free. Enter the campus via Alumni Ave, the main entrance, then turn right into the parking lot and find general parking. Street parking is also available on Campus Road, the road encircling the campus. You can then walk into campus. Upon arriving at the Central Quad [126], JSC Morrison is to the left and the Library is to the right.

Conference Program


Travel & Accommodations

Jeffers (3rd row, far left) with the Occidental College literary club.

Jeffers (3rd row, far left) with the Occidental College literary club.

Updated 2/20/2017