‘Larkin with Women’ As part of Larkin 100 celebrations, the award winning play by Ben Brown will be performed at The Old Red Lion Theatre, London from 13th August to 17th September. Find out more and book online

Bicentenary Celebrations for The Liberal hosted by The Byron Society and The Hazlitt Society. A collaboration on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th September 2022. Full information of the programme of walks, lectures, dinners etc are available from Byron-Hazlitt Socs Liberal Bicentenary
or on our Events Calendar
The Thomas Hardy Society is holding a conference 28-30th October at Dorchester Corn Exchange and there is a Call for Papers: For more information see their website Proposals of not more than 250 words should be sent to Dr Tracy Hayes at no later than 30th August. Student bursaries are available.

The Dorothy L. Sayers Society is happy to announce that two of her plays are being staged this summer/autumn. Busman’s Honeymoon  and Love All . For further information about dates click the links or visit our Events Calendar. For more information about the Society visit

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

Marty Ross, ALS Chair

Banner with four ALS literary quotes