RSL joins with ALLi for TLC conference

RSL joins with ALLi for TLC conference

The Royal Society of Literature (RSL) and the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) are joining together to back The Literacy Consultancy's third Writing in a Digital Age Conference.

Both organisations will support the conference, which TLC director Rebecca Swift said combined the best "of old and new".

She said: "We couldn’t be prouder to announce our key associates for 2014, The Royal Society of Literature, and the Alliance of Independent Authors. We feel that this combination, of old and new, represents what’s best of traditional literary values as digital publishing moves forward, as well as the most visionary of what’s to come."

The RSL was founded in 1820 by George IV to celebrate and nurture literature in Britain.

Maggie Fergusson, director of the RSL, said the coming together was "an opportunity to build bridges between established and emerging writers, and to look to the literary future with tough-minded optimism."

The conference will run in from 13th-15th June and feature a keynote speech from author Cory Doctorow.