The ALS AGM weekend

Each year we have a weekend event hosted by a different member society. Due to the Covid pandemic, we had to cancel our AGM weekend in Robin Hood’s Bay in 2020, and held a digital AGM. The 2021 also went digital – meeting on Zoom.


The 2021 May weekend with the Hopkins and Betjeman Societies in Highgate was postponed until October 2021 but has now been cancelled as a face-to-face meeting. This is a great disappointment to everyone but totally understandable. There are many uncertainties about what the (Covid) state of play will be in the autumn – but, more importantly, how many people we are likely to get booking and whether or not it would be viable.

However, we will be holding a one-day event on Zoom with Hopkins and Betjeman – on Saturday 2 October 2021. You can download the booking form here, and the programme is in the September newsletter (see the Newsletter link under the Publications tab). Don’t miss the deadline for booking!


The 2022 AGM weekend will be 20 – 22 May in Hull, hosted by the Larkin Society. Put the date in your diaries now!


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

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