Alliance of Literary Societies
The Alliance of Literary Societies was founded in 1973, as a result of a campaign to preserve a property associated with Charles Dickens, and has over 120 member societies. In May 2010, Jenny Uglow was appointed President of the Alliance, succeeding Aeronwy Thomas. Claire Harman replaced Uglow in 2016.
The Alliance offers various member benefits: general advice, marketing of its member societies and their events via the ALS website, regular news by email, three newsletters per year, plus an annual journal ALSo.