The Royal Literary Fund and the Perils of Authorship Symposium

The British Library Conference Centre Friday 9th May, 10:30am-5:45pm (followed by a wine reception and an evening event) The dissenting minister, philosopher and educationalist David Williams founded the Royal Literary Fund in 1790 in order ‘to withdraw those apprehensions of extreme poverty, and those desponding views of futurity, which lead Genius and Talent from the… Continue reading The Royal Literary Fund and the Perils of Authorship Symposium

Survey on living authors and social media

The following request has been received from the University of St Andrews and the University of Dundee, who would like to hear from authors who use social media: Archive staff at the University of St Andrews and the University of Dundee are looking for input from members of the Society of Authors regarding the preservation… Continue reading Survey on living authors and social media