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Background to The Friends

The Friends of Arthur Machen grew out of the remains of the British Arthur Machen Society, originally formed in the 1980s. The Friends of Arthur Machen undertakes regular publications, available to all members, has a written constitution, and holds regular meetings which all members may attend if they so wish. Details of elected and appointed committee members can be found here.

Aims and Objectives of The Friends

* To encourage a wider recognition for Machen's work.

* To foster familiarity with Machen's work, both through 'in house' publication and through acting as a point of information about matters such as the availability of texts and critical work.

* To provide a focus for critical debate.

* To enhance the social lives of members.


Faunus, the literary journal of The Friends, has appeared twice yearly since the inauguration. Contents regularly include both articles of interest to admirers of Machen and examples of his work, often articles and pieces not easily available elsewhere. Machenalia, our newsletter, also appears twice yearly. It is more informal, less literary in tone and style, dealing with items of topical interest, about Machen, and about The Friends.


Joining The Friends

We are seeking new members, both in the UK, in the United States, and in the wider world. If you have questions, about The Friends or about Machen himself, you can email the Committee.

If you'd like to join the Friends, online, right now, using Paypal, just click here.

You can also join by sending a UK cheque. We regret we cannot accept overseas cheques owing to very high bank charges and complex administration. UK membership is £19 per annum for an individual, while joint membership can be had for £21 per annum. If you have difficulty in finding a method of payment, please contact us.

NB please make cheques payable to FRIENDS OF ARTHUR MACHEN. Address to Mark Valentine, Stable Cottage, Priest Bank Road, Kildwick, Keighley, BD20 9BH.


The Friends on Facebook

It perhaps won't amaze you all that much to learn that the Friends of Arthur Machen maintains a vibrant presence on Facebook. This is a public page, meaning that much of the information is accessible to those who have no passwords, permissions nor paraphernalia otherwise connected with Mr Zuckerberg's Titanic enterprise. Here you will find notifications, reviews, dreams and arabesques, appreciations and reminders of events both forthcoming and receding on Time's great staircase. The page is accessible via this link.


Make a Donation to The Friends

The Friends of Arthur Machen is funded mainly by membership subscriptions. However, members also send in donations, which are very important to us. Donations help to guarantee the Friends' financial security, produce extra publications and pay for contributions to occasional events where Machen is featured.

If you would like to send a donation to support the Friends' continuing work, the simplest way is to use the PayPal donate facility where you can set your own amount. Thank you!


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