Goals and Future Projects

The ADS is non-profit organization. If your are looking for a way to promote and preserve Derleth’s work , we accept tax-free donations and gifts in our endowment fund.

For the 1999 Walden West Festival, the ADS had as their guest speaker the premiere British horror fantasy author, Ramsey Campbell. This event brought people from all over the country. Campbell came coming to Sauk Prairie to pay tribute to his mentor, August Derleth. It is the highest of compliments.  The founder of the Derleth Society, Richard Fawcett of Uncasville , Connecticut also attended.

The August Derleth Society members are from all over the world. Only a handful of volunteers do all the work. With a few people, and lots of good will, they have kept Derleth’s work in print and his legacy alive. They are doing much to promote the area and the image of the local community. If you want to join the Society, remember them in your will, or show your support, write to The August Derleth Society, Box 481, Sauk City, WI 53583. If you have questions call 920-382-7556. Membership in the Society is $25 per year for individuals, $40 for families, and $50 for businesses and libraries.

The primary remaining goal of the Society is to promote the reprinting of selected Derleth works that are currently out of print. This is our most difficult task in view of the realities of the world of book publishing today. Without available books, the memory of an author must gradually fade and in time disappear. Join us and be a part of a truly unique literary educational effort!