This weekend the Trollope Society is hosting the Annual General Meeting Weekend of the Alliance of Literary Societies. The event this year is taking place at the Kings Manor in York.
Representatives from societies as diverse as The Jane Austen Society, The Betjeman Society, The Bronte Society, The Joseph Conrad Society, The Wilkie Collins Society, The Dickens Fellowship, The George Eliot Fellowship, The Graham Greene Birthplace Trust, The Sherlock Holmes Society of London, The Jerome K Jerome Society, The Kipling Society, The Philip Larkin Society, The D H Lawrence Society, The Orwell Society, The Beatrix Potter Society, The Arthur Ransome Society, The Shaw Society, The Dylan Thomas Society, The Tolkien Society, The Oscar Wilde Society and the P G Wodehouse Society are expected to attend.
Given the Trollope Bicentenary, formal events of the weekend will have a natural bias towards the host society’s author, but there promises to be a rare opportunity to bring together anyone with an interest in good writing whether it be poetry or prose, adult or children’s fiction, genres including crime and fantasy, earnest (sorry Oscar!) or humourous.
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