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Dear Friend,

Join us! We invite you to become a member of The Thornton Wilder Society and be a part of an exciting venture.

We formed this Society because we are passionate admirers of Thornton Wilder’s plays, novels, and other work and want to share our enthusiasm and expertise with audiences and readers around the world.

Members receive the annual Thornton Wilder Society Newsletter that includes photos, interviews, insightful and provocative articles about Wilder’s life and works, and previously unpublished material from the rich Wilder archives. Members are invited to special members-only occasions and kept up to date on publications, performances, and events around the country via e-mail and two Wilder FYIs per year.

Above all, being a member of the Thornton Wilder Society is a way to show your own regard for this astonishing writer, and to stay in touch with other Wilder fans here and abroad. Please take this opportunity to take your seat on the aisle for what promises to be an enthralling show.

Membership Information

Membership in The Thornton Wilder Society is open to scholars, teachers, professionals in the arts, and members of the public interested in the life and legacy of Thornton Wilder. The Society is a nonprofit organization (EIN and non-profit status number is 52-2276594). Contributions to the Society are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law and we thank you for them. Annual dues are $30.00.

You may join or renew your membership by mail or online. Instructions for both options are provided below. Feel free to use either method; the Society is grateful for your support and interest in Thornton Wilder.

Also, please pass this message along to your colleagues and any family or friends who are fans of Wilder. Thank you!

Join or Renew by Mail
If you would like the entirety of your membership dues to go to The Thornton Wilder Society, please print and fill out either the PDF or Microsoft Word version of the form below. Send your completed form and check (payable to The Thornton Wilder Society) to the address below.

The Thornton Wilder Society
Mary English
Executive Director of TWS
Montclair State University
Department of Classics
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043

Download PDF Membership Form
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Join or Renew Online
You may also join online. By doing so, PayPal will retain 2.9 percent plus thirty cents transaction charge. For membership dues, this means TWS will receive $28.83 and PayPal $1.17.

Using the “Buy Now” button below, visit the PayPal website. Then follow PayPal’s instructions to pay for your membership.



Our newsletter is printed annually for members of The Thornton Wilder Society. Each issue contains insightful and provocative articles about Wilder’s life and works, previously unpublished material from the rich Wilder archives, and other related news. A sampling of our newsletter is available below, filled with select articles from across the many years of our publication.

Click on the link below to view the Newsletter Sampler. Please note that this document is in PDF format. If you are unable to open the file, please visit and download the free Adobe Reader to view this and other PDF files.