About us

The Alliance of Literary Societies is the umbrella organisation for literary societies and groups in the UK. We were formed in 1973 and currently have around 125 members. Our president is Claire Harman.

We provide support and advice on a variety of literary subjects, as well as promoting cooperation between member societies. Each year we have a weekend event hosted by a different member society.

Are you a literary society or group interested in becoming a member? Visit the ALS Membership page to find out more. If you are an individual looking for a literary society/group to join, then take a look through our Member Societies on the page links to the right (or scroll down to the links if you are using a mobile).