The ALS AGM weekend

The 2023 AGM weekend (21 – 23 April 2023) will be hosted by the Charlotte M Yonge Fellowship in Winchester.

The programme kicks off on Friday evening with an informal supper and entertainment ‘Literary Ladies’ by Cecily O’Neill. The Saturday Conference is from 10am to 5pm at St Swithun’s School, to include the ALS AGM at 1.45pm and features a number of talks, a buffet lunch and the chance to network with fellow Societies. At 5.30pm there is a visit to the Hampshire Archives to see a Charlotte M. Yonge display followed by Dinner in the grounds of Winchester Cathedral. At noon on Sunday there is a guided walk round Charlotte Yong’s Winchester.

To download the full programme and registration documents just click HERE for a PDF with all the details.

If you want to fill out the form digitally you need to download the EDITABLE WORD form HERE (word.docx)

2023 Alliance of Literary Societies AGM Papers (select to open the pdf files)

Notice of the 2023 AGM
AGM Agenda
ALS Committee 2022-23
Minutes of the 2022 AGM
Draft Annual Accounts 2022-23


Are you thinking of attending an ALS Annual General Meeting but not sure whether you will enjoy it? Have a look at past events by following the links


2022 Hull

Hosted by The Philip Larkin Society.

Betjeman and Hopkins conference link image

2021 Digital mini-conference
Changed from a London-based weekend to a one-day virtual event, hosted by the Betjeman and Hopkins Societies. (The AGM was held separately, earlier in the year, on Zoom.)

Logo of the Alliance of Literary Societies

2020 Digital AGM
(Robin Hood’s Bay with the Walmsley Society cancelled due to Covid pandemic)

2019 Nuneaton
Hosted by the George Eliot Fellowship

2018 Birmingham
Celebrating West Midlands writers and 45 years of the ALS

2017 Edinburgh
Remembering Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon

2016 Haworth
Hosted by the Brontë Society

Older events: 2013 Barbara Pym
2012 Charles Dickens2011 Samuel Johnson
2010 Elizabeth Gaskell2009 Dublin