This year's Society of Authors' Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at Conway Hall, home to leading speakers and artists, with the Chair of the SoA's Management Committee David Donachie presenting a report on our activities. The AGM is open to Members and Associates only.
The AGM will be followed by our inaugural Knowledge Fair (6.30-8pm) (ticket prices below) – where all are welcome! Gathering practitioners from across publishing, media, broadcast, performance and more to share ideas, answer your questions and help inspire and inform you. From editors and agents to publishers, marketers and producers (and with our own specialist advice team on hand), we hope to present a cross-section of ideas, inspiration and practical tools to help you in the business of writing.
Members will also get a chance to have a professional author photo taken by our on-hand photographer available between 6-8pm.
Timings and programme
4.30pm – Tea and coffee will be served on arrival.
5pm – Annual General Meeting 2019 (SoA members only)
The AGM is free to attend but please book in advance. The Chair of the SoA’s Management Committee David Donachie will give a report on our activities, and you will be asked to vote on the following Resolution:
Resolution 3 (proposed by the Management Committee): Due to the demands of the Chair’s role, and to ensure the inclusivity and diversity of the Management Committee, from 1 January 2020, that the Chair should receive £7,500 per annum.
6pm – Light refreshments
6:30pm-8pm – Knowledge Fair.* All welcome. Drinks (cash bar) and networking.
One room. Industry professionals. And you. From editors and agents to marketers and producers (and with our own specialist advice team on hand), we hope to present a cross-section of ideas, inspiration and practical tools to help you in the business of writing.
Thank you to the following organisations, who will join us at the Knowledge Fair:
Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS)
Association of Authors' Agents
Creative Industries Federation
Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS)
Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild
Royal Literary Fund
The London Library
6-8pm – Update your author headshot (SoA members only)
Need to refresh your promotional photo? We’ll have a professional photographer on hand to take portraits throughout the evening. Email Sophia Jackson to book your free spot. Limited availability.
8pm – Close
Remember, only SoA members can join the official AGM from 4.30- 6pm. From 6-8pm, we’re inviting everyone to come along!
*It is not possible to accurately predict how long the AGM will take, but once the meeting and discussion have concluded, the Knowledge Fair will begin.
SoA's Knowledge Fair – Tickets and booking
The AGM is free to attend for members, but please book in advance.
SoA Members: £10
SoA Guests: £20
Any questions? Email