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Olive asks:

Who was Samuel Laycock?

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Want to enter our exciting new photography contest?

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Read Olive's report here

Brian Hollingworth, a recognised expert on Lancashire dialect reveals poems written at the time of the cotton famine and tells us where to find them. 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.

Tom Takes This Year's Honours

  Our Writer of the Year is a man who does so much for the LAA behind the scenes. It is largely because of his efforts that our annual Open Competiotion runs so smoothly, so  it gives me great pleasure to say; Congratulations Tom Ungless!!!!

Well Done Tom!!!!

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 to become a Member of Lancashire Authors Association?

More info:

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Upcoming events.

You can view our 2023 Calendar by

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Please view our LAA Library Database here


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