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Olive asks:

Who was Samuel Laycock?

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I am pleased to report that we have renewed our membership with NAWG (National Association of Writers and Groups). Please click the link below to read their latest Newsletter. Simply copy and paste the link into your browser:



Want to know more about our library? Brian Hollingworth, a recognised expert on Lancashire dialect outlines some of the treasures you will find there. Please click here

Here is your new-look website. We have listened to members comments and agree that the old one wasn't that easy to navigate.

With that in mind we have tried to make all the links easier to follow and whatever page you are on you are just one click away from another.

We are also aware that the yellow background of the old site wasn't to everyone's taste so we've changed that also.

Please enjoy browsing the new site and give us your feedback. We have kept a lot of the features of the old site but tried to add new ones including columnists.

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We are pleased to tell you that the LAA has become a member of The National Association of Writers’ Groups (NAWG).

As an organisation, this will help us publicise our events and connect with writing groups across the county, but also brings you additional benefits as members of the LAA.

NAWG hold annual member competitions which you can now enter (after you’ve entered the LAA competitions of course!), there are writing resources and a critiquing service available, and on top of that they organise an annual writing retreat as well as the annual ‘NAWGFest’ weekend.

Please take a look at their website at nawg.co.uk for further info.

New Secretary is also Writer of the Year

  Sarah Robin who only joined the LAA recently won four trophies in our latest Annual Competitions, including Writer of the Year. She was also elected secretary at our AGM on Saturday June 25th. Here she is with her trophy.

Well Done Sarah!!!!

For a report from the AGM and more pictures, please visit our Reports page and follow the links


A message from our

President, Sid Calderbank

Read it here

Alfred Wainwright

Walker and Cartographer

Read Olive's column

Sad passing of a

Patron. Please read

my tribute here

Have your say.
If you have any constructive comments or would like to comment on our new-look site. Click here.

Want your group to become an Associate Member of Lancashire Authors Association?

More info:

Please click here

Upcoming events.

You can view our 2019 Calendar by

clicking here

Please view our LAA Library Database here


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