2 - 4 September: The Historical Novel Society
conference in Oxford. Speakers include Melvyn Bragg, Fay Weldon, Tracy Chevalier, Kate Williams, Margaret George,
Elizabeth Chadwick, C W Gortner and Jo Baker. In the Andrew Wiles Building and nearby St Anne's College, Woodstock
Road. Detail at hnsoxford2016.org/
2 - 4 September: The Barbara Pym Society AGM
and Conference at St Hilda's College, Oxford, No Fond Return of Love. Detail at www.barbara-pym.org/.
8 - 11 September: The Tolkien
Society hold their major annual event Oxonmoot. Details at www.tolkiensociety.org.
10 September: The John Buchan Society
are holding a guided walk or car tour with JB connections in the Manor Valley near Peebles. For more information
contact Ian Buckingham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01721 722659.
10 September: The
Beatrix Potter Society autumn meeting in London. Connie Neumann on 'Peter Rabbit Tales
and Pioneer Trails: the parallel lives of Beatrix Potter and Laura Ingalls Wilder'. Open to non members, no booking needed,
tea included and details from www.beatrixpottersociety.org.uk.
10 & 24 September:
The E F Benson Society, Mapp & Lucia guided walk about Rye, lasting 1 hr 45 mins, cost £6.95 per person, starts
at 2pm. From the Look-out at the eastern end of the High Street, and ending at Lamb House which is open on Saturdays. Further
detail at email@example.com.
22 - 25 September:
The Grahame Greene Birthplace Trust 18th International Festival. Detail at grahamgreenebt.org/.
24 September: Galloway
Raiders. To mark the restoration of the Crockett Memorial at Laurieston, and his 157th birthday, an event at Balmaghie
Community Hall, Laurieston, 11 am to 2 pm. A pop up exhibition from the Galloway Raiders' archives, talks, book launches,
and a walk to the site. More information at www.gallowayraiders.co.uk/events.htm. There will also be more Crockett related activities in the following week - check out Website or Facebook
24 September: Francis Brett Young Society
is commemorating the centenary of his war service with the publication of a unique anthology of his writings about
World War I. The launch event takes place at Quinton Methodist Church Hall, Ridgeway Avenue, Birmingham B62 9AU. Tea/coffee
at 11 am, book launch at 11.30 am, buffet lunch at 1 pm.
1 October: The Dracula
Society is holding its Autumn Meeting with a talk by guest artist Anne Sudworth. Visit their website for detail.
2 - 16 October: The Birmingham Literature
8 October: The John Clare and George Borrow
Societies joint event in Epping. A morning of talks, and an afternoon guided walk in the Forest, at High Beach.
11 October: The Leamington Literary Society are holding a talk on 'Music and
Spectacle in 19thc Shakespearean Performance'. Guest speaker: Val Brodie, local writer and academic. Visit their website
for detail at www.leamingtonliterarysociety.org.uk.
11 October: The William Barnes Society.
AGM at 7pm at Dorford Centre, Top O'Town, Dorchester. Guest speaker: Bonny Sartin 'The Folk Songs of Dorset'.
For detail go to www.william-barnes-society.org.uk.
25 October: The Dracula Society is holding
a Library Evening, with scary story readings! For detail visit their website.
8 November: The Leamington Literary
Society are holding a talk on 'The Bombing of Leamington Spa'. Guest speaker: Allan Jennings, Leamington
History Group. Visit their website for detail at www.leamingtonliterarysociety.org.uk.
12 November: The Dracula Society is holding
its 42nd Annual Bram Stoker Birthday Dinner. For detail, visit their website.
27-28 November: A Jane Austen Weekend. Live
theatre and music, lectures, and relaxation in a Georgian house in the centre of Bedford. With accommodation and food, £250
pp. For more detail contact Anne Atkins on 07814 953483.
13 December 2016: The Leamington Literary Society is holding a talk on 'Children's
Books at Christmas', focussing on the writings of Beatrix Potter and Roald Dahl. Visit www.leamingtonliterarysociety.org.uk for detail.
10 January: The Leamington
Literary Society is holding a talk on 'Penguin, the Paperback Revolutionaries', with James Mackay of the
Warwick Society. Visit www.leamingtonliterarysociety.org.uk for detail.