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This year the ALCS Annual General Meeting will be held in the beautiful Fazeley Studios in Birmingham on the 19 November 2015
Further details of the AGM will be announced here in due course.
On Saturday 12 September, award winning writers Dreda Say Mitchell and Sathnam Sanghera will be joining Spread the Word and Words of Colour for a day of debate, skills-sharing, networking and insight into new and changing publishing practices for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) writers.
ALCS is once again sponsoring the Tinniswood Award for the best original radio drama script, jointly adminstered by the Society of Authors (SoA) and the Writers' Guild of Great Britain (WGGB). Help us celebrate the best in audio drama by entering your productions!
Felicity Hayes-McCoy pays tribute to the creator of Reginald Perrin, who was also a tireless activist for writers.
An agreement has been reached between the International Authors Forum (IAF) and International Public Lending Right (IPLR) Network to bring Public Lending Right to more countries world-wide.
The Authors Guild in America is calling for an end to life-time publishing contracts that last for as long as copyright.
The Earl of Clancarty raised his concerns in the House of Lords by asking what steps are being planned to improve the rights and incomes of professional writers in the week following the All Party Writers Group meeting in the House of Commons on the 7th July.
SAA patron Bertrand Tavernier has written a letter to Vice President Andrus Ansip of the European Commission (EC) following a meeting between the two at the end of June.
The government has launched a consultation on plans to increase the maximum sentence for commercial-scale online copyright infringement from 2 to 10 years imprisonment. This sentence will now be in line with the punishment for the copyright infringement of physical goods.
Culture Minister, Ed Vaizey has publicly backed the libraries 2015 Summer Reading Challenge, which this year is hoping to set a new Guiness World record for Most Pledges Received for a reading campaign.
The US Author's Guild 'Fair Contracts Initiative' has started to apply pressure on publishers, demanding they increase royalities given to the creators of e-books to 50%.
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