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About Lancashire Authors’ Association

The LAA has been promoting the reading and writing of Lancashire literature since 1909.

Fellowship and Friendliness are prime features of our Association and  new members are assured of a warm welcome.


Anyone  interested in Lancashire Literature and History can join, the Association is not solely for writers.

The objects of the Association are to foster and stimulate public interest in all aspects and forms of literature, both Lancashire orientated and general, as well as preserving an interest in Lancashire History and Traditions.

The Association holds four Saturday afternoon meetings; March and  September in Chorley, June in Lytham St Annes and November in a different Lancashire town each year. The March meeting is the Annual General Meeting.  At meetings other than the AGM there is a speaker, and at all meetings  entertainment by members follows a light refreshment break.

The Record, the official journal of the LAA is issued free to members each June, September and December and includes reports on meetings, announcements, news items, results and placed entries of the Competitions. Extra copies are available at £1 per copy. The Editor also welcomes contributions from members for The Record and the Spring Newsletter issued in February.

The LAA Library, consisting of over 2000 volumes covering all phases of Lancashire Literature, is housed in the Local Studies Department, Accrington Central Library, St James Street, Accrington.  Membership of the Library is included in the subscription. Members are encouraged to visit the Library for themselves, but books may be borrowed through branches of the Lancashire Library. A database for the library has been created and is now available on the website.


Competitions, for members only, are held annually. Details can be found on the Annual Competitions webpage. Each Cup Winner receives an Award and Certificates are presented to the first Three in each competition. The Cups, Awards and Certificates are presented at the June meeting.


These are due in advance. The membership year commences 1st January.

Individual Annual Membership £15.00
Joint Annual Membership £19.50
Annual Membership for Libraries £15.00

Junior Members £7.50 

LAA Members and friends, taken at Rochdale in 1909, the year the association was founded.

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