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“Not Only, But ALSo…” – The Alliance of Literary Societies newsletter
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 Autumn issue of the ALS Newsletter is out now. It features:
1. Honresfield Library appeal 2. Julie Shorland Memorial Grant 3. Highgate Conference goes online 4. The new Edward Thomas Study Centre at Petersfield Museum 5. Edward Thomas Literary Festival 2021 6. Ford Madox Ford complete edition – help requested 7. Lewis Carroll’s Diaries – 1855 to 1897 8. Calling all quotes 9. MPs are poets at heart according to Westminster Writing Quiz
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!