The 2022 AGM weekend will be in Hull with the Larkin Society:  20 – 22nd May.  The booking form and all information are available to download HERE

Tables are available for societies to display material on their writers at the Hull AGM on 21 May.  If your society would like a table, please contact Lyn Lockwood (  

NEW FEATURE. SOCIETY OF THE MONTH. From April 2022 we are introducing a new feature to the website. The Allingham Society has been the first to take up the challenge, but all societies are invited to submit their information to be featured. For more detail about the information we need to feature your society please email with the subject heading SOCIETY OF THE MONTH.

LISTENING IN: If you don’t have time to turn pages but want to discover more about Society authors, here are some options:

Podcasts: Slightly Foxed:  (about Barbara Pym, featuring Paula Byrne) and Philip Larkin Society. Two podcasts on the friendship between Barbara Pym and Philip Larkin.

S.R.Crockett Story Calendar: 2022 is Scotland’s Year of Stories and The Galloway Raiders response has been to get members reading out stories/chapters from his work. The ‘library of listening’ grows each month and can access the playlist HERE

Older news:

Honresfield Library saved for the nation. The Friends of the National Library successfully raised over £15 million. Some of the outstanding items in this collection are: Scott’s working manuscrit of Rob Roy, Burns’ poems and letters, seven of Charlotte Bronte’s ‘little books’, Emily Bronte’s holograph notebook of 31 poems, and letters from Jane Austen to her sister, Cassandra. FNL will donate every manuscript and printed book to libraries and writers’ houses across the UK so that they are accessible to everyone. For more information please visit

Banner with four ALS literary quotes

Marty Ross, ALS Chair