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Writers' Organisations

Organisations which help Writers

International Association of Conscious and Creative Writers

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United States

The International Association of Conscious & Creative Writers (IACCW teaches a combination of soul and craft through Conscious Writing which opens the way for writers to discover their authentic voice - on the page and in the world.  Read more

Royal Society of Literature

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United Kingdom

This British site may seem rather formal (stated aim ‘to sustain and encourage all that is perceived as best whether traditional or experimental in English letters, and to strive for a Catholic appreciation of literature’), but has a lively series of lectures and discussions involving distinguished authors. Also administers literary prizes. http://www.rslit.org/index1.html

Academy of American Poets

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The website of the wonderful Academy, which was founded in 1934 to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry. Any poet or poetry lover would find it worth a visit.

Historical Writers' Association

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Novelist Manda Scott has recently formed the Historical Writers' Association as a forum for writers and to promote the genre. The internet-based group already boasts around 100 members including authors, agents and editors, is open to writers of historical fiction and non-fiction.

Irish Writers' Centre

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Ireland

National society for the promotion of writers and writing in Ireland. Has events, courses, Writer in the Community scheme, an educational programme and a newsletter. www.writerscentre.ie/

The Wild East Links Machine

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Hong Kong

Associated with The Hong Kong Writers Circle, this provides links for writers.  http://www.hkwriterscircle.com/links_machine.htm

Literature Wales

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The national society of Welsh writers, this offers a wide range of support for Welsh writers and writers in Welsh, including courses, competitions, conferences, author tours international exchanges, reading and literary performances.  Read more

Irish Writers' Union

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Ireland

This represents the interests of all Irish writers, although they must join to get the newsletter. The union aims to organise Irish writers and to achieve better remuneration and better contracts for authors. www.ireland-writers.com

The Word Pool

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United Kingdom

Site created to increase profile of UK children's books on the Internet. Useful articles on writing for children and free monthly newsletter. http://www.wordpool.co.uk/

Murder Squad

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United Kingdom

A virtual collective of seven crime writers from the north of England, which seems to be a model for achieving mutual support, communication with other writers and improved marketing. www.murdersquad.co.uk

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