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The Alliance of Literary Societies - celebrating 40+ years

President:  Jenny Uglow


The ALS is the umbrella organisation for literary societies/groups in the UK. We were formed in 1973 and currently have around 125 members.

We provide support and advice on a variety of literary subjects, as well as promoting cooperation between member societies.

Are you a literary society/group interested in becoming a member? Click on the Joining Us tab at the top of this screen to find out more.

Are you an individual looking for a literary society/group to join? Then click on the tab at the top of this screen Our Member Societies.


The ALS Literary Weekend 2016 will take place in Haworth  20 to 22 May 2016

This will be organised and hosted by the Bronte Society.  A weekend of talks, tours and conversation about books and writers.  For details of previous ALS weekends
, click here. More detail on 2016 to follow.

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