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ALSo… The Journal of the Alliance of Literary Societies 2019 – “When Writers Attack”
You may be a member of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London – but did you know that the Society is itself a member of the Alliance of Literary Societies?
The Alliance of Literary Societies is the umbrella organisation for literary societies and groups in the UK. It was formed in 1973 and currently has around 125 members. The president is Claire Harman.
The ALS provides support and advice on a variety of literary subjects, as well as promoting cooperation between member societies. Each year it has a weekend event hosted by a different member society.
The 2019 issue of the ALS journal is out now. The topic this year is “When Writers Attack: Authors in the Public Sphere”, and authors covered include J.M. Barrie, Virginia Woolf, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Samuel Johnson and John Clare.
We’re in distinguished company in the Alliance, alongside the likes of the Jerome K. Jerome Society, the Robert Louis Stevenson Club, the Oscar Wilde Society, the J.M. Barrie Literary Society, the Kipling Society, the Dickens Fellowship, the Lewis Carroll Society, the Wilkie Collins Society, the Dracula Society, the John Buchan Society, the P.G. Wodehouse Society – and the Royal Society of Literature!