For authors and readers of Manchester-based i2i publishers, the Society of Authors are holding their AGM in the Stoller Hall at Chetham's School of Music in the city on 29th November. SoA were perhaps once seen as a metropolitan entity with its head office in London’s Chelsea, but its more recent strategy reaches out nationally and internationally. Building on strong member representation in all four countries of the union and the north of England in particular, holding this year's AGM in Manchester is the latest part of this strategy. Here is the link to the event on SoA’s website:
I attended the Society of Authors Literary Awards and Summer Party last Thursday at the RIBA in Portland Place, London. Billed as the writing awards 'for authors by authors', such a gathering was bound to be a success. The RIBA’s great gallery enhanced it of course, but a collection of more than 400 writers would make such an event go with a swing in an underground shelter.
My name is Sahera Patel, writer of I'm not a Celebrity I am a Muslim and Unveiling Arabia. Being an author with i2i publishing is a wonderful privilege as I get the opportunity to meet other authors as well as work closely with Lionel Ross.