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Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL.

Annual General Meeting and Panel Discussion:

The best of times...the worst of times?

Thursday 27 September

  • 5pm - Annual General Meeting - members only (free to members)
    Any member wishing to make a recommendation to the Management Committee is invited to send a seconded proposal c/o the Society, not less than 14 days in advance of the meeting.
  • 5.45pm approx - Cash bar
  • 6.15 - 7.45pm - Members and guests welcome for the panel discussion:

The best of times...the worst of times?

In his centenary year, Dickens's famous line seems worryingly pertinent for writers.


  • Anthony Goff - Literary agent at Higham Associates
  • Larry Finlay - Managing Director at Transworld Publishers
  • Rachel Russell - Book Business Unit at (i.e. senior book buyer for) W H Smith

If you would like to submit a question to be put to the panel, please give it on the back of the booking slip.

  • 7.45pm - Drinks and canapes

For the Best of Times? discussion, drinks and canapes: £15 for members, £20 for guests (incl. VAT)

To reserve a place, please email Jessica Atkinson, stating whether you wish to attend the AGM, the panel discussion or both.

Cheques should be made payable to the Society of Authors and sent to 84 Drayton Gardens, London, SW10 9SB. Please ensure that you write the event ID 392 on the reverse. Alternatively you can telephone 0207 373 6642 to pay with a debit/credit card.

If you have a question for the panel, please include it in your email to Jessica Atkinson.

All bookings will be confirmed in writing once payment has been received.


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