Arts and literary organisationsArts and literary organisations

Links to a selection of literary organisations, libraries and Arts Councils. 

Literary organisations:

Book Trust - UK-wide charity dedicated to encouraging people to enjoy books
English PEN - charity working to promote literature and human rights
International PEN - charity dedicated to freedom of expression through literature
The Literary Review - Britain's best loved literary magazine
The Living Literature Society - rediscover literary greats through theatrical performances
London Review of Books - promotes the tradition of the literary & intellectual essay
National Literacy Trust - supports those who struggle with literacy
New York Review of Books - independent literary-intellectual magazine
Poetry Library - major library for modern and contemporary poetry
Poetry Society - aims to advance the study, use and enjoyment of poetry
Public Lending Right UK - information on the PLR Scheme
Royal Literary Fund - fund for professional published authors in financial difficulties
Royal Society of Literature - awards, programmes and campaigns for writers
Scottish Book Trust - agency for the promotion of reading, writing & literature in Scotland
Society of Authors - works to protect the rights and further the interests of authors in UK
Times Literary Supplement - the weekly literary review 
Welsh Books Council - provides a focus for the publishing industry in Wales
World Book Day - celebrating books and reading
The Writers' Guild of Great Britain - industry organisation representing writers' needs



British Council Literature Department
British Library
British Library Manuscripts Collection
Location Register of Literary Manuscripts (Reading University)
Scottish Poetry Library
Harold Acton Library - British Institute in Florence


Arts Councils:

Arts Council England
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Arts Council of Wales
Scottish Arts Council


Other useful websites:

British Pathe - A leading multimedia resource with a history stretching back over a century. 



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