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Here we will feature columns by several people who have news to impart of benefit to our members.


Olive Riley

Olive is vice-chairman of Lancashire Authors’ Association. and also our Competitions Secretary. Although not from these parts, Olive sometimes writes dialect poetry. She has kindly shared one of those poems here.

Read Olive's column here.

Peter Jones

In my latest column, I am delighted to publish a recent interview I did with Folk Singer and historian, mark Dowding. In it, Mark tells me all about his childhood, school and work life, and what irt was that inspired him to choose the musical path he did.I hope you'll enjoy it.

Read Peter's column here

Christine McCherry

Christine is a stalwart member of the LAA and an author a poet in her own right. She has kindly agreed to become our latest columnist and you can read her third contribution by clicking below.

Read Christine's column here



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