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Organisations: For Authors
Organisations: Poetry
Organisations: Severe Learning Disabilities

Organisations: For Authors

These are bodies which act in the interests of authors particularly in the face of commercial and 'educational' organisations asserting 'democratic' and 'altruistic' principles so that they can make commercial unpaid gains out of writers. Sometimes even enthusiastic pirates may not be doing the author the favour they think they are.

The Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society If you have poems and articles in magazines and anthologies then you may well be eligible for the annual payout based on photocopying clearance. You don't have to be a member to benefit.

Public Lending Right If you have published a book you can register it with PLR and if their annual survey detects it has been loaned in the public library system then you will receive a small payment. Authors who have been publishing for some time find that this is especially good for out of print books because they are still, of course, loaned.

Scottish Writers Centre Aiming to create "a social arena where writers can meet and share ideas and experiences and a facility providing basic services for writers - dedicated performance and workshop space, writing pods, cafe, writer's flat and bookshop."

Society of Authors A membership organisation that can help on business and legal aspects of writing and represents authors' interest within the commercial publishing world.

Organisations: Poetry

Richard Price's work can be found in all the following:

arc editions Remarkable artist's books, including Karen Bleitz's Mechanical Word, a collaboration with Price.

Archive of the Now Experimental sound archive curated by Andrea Brady.

The British Library Exceptional collections of UK poetry from the very earliest times to the day before tomorrow: manuscript, print, and sound - and much more than the UK, too. Price has been known to frequent this building.

Circle Press Ronald King's classic press, which also produced the books gift horse and little but often, which are collaborations with Price.

Likestarlings The site that puts poets and other artists together to work on shared projects.

Mirabeau The band Price writes for and performs with.

PoetCasting Alex Pryce's eclectic sound archive of contemporary poetry.

The Poetry Library Read it on the South Bank, London, and you can even take it away. Excellent collections of UK poetry from 1950s to present day.

poetrymagazines.org.uk Online digitised collections of many UK poetry magazines, including back issues of Price's Painted, spoken and a special MP3 recorded issue.

The Scottish Poetry Library A brilliant physical space in Edinburgh, excellent Scottish collections (and note the many branches across Scotland).

UK Web Archive Thousands of archived UK websites on all subjects, including many literary sites.

Organisations: Severe Learning Disabilities

Readers encountering in real life the kind of challenges described in the "Hand Held" sequence within Lucky Day may wish to know about the following organisations who can provide support or advice:

ASSERT: Angelman Syndrome Support, Education and Research Trust

Contact A Family: For Families with Disabled Children

Mencap: The Voice of Learning Disability




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