Swansea & District Writers Circle (SDWC)

A group of people from all walks of life and backgrounds. The only shared characteristic is that we are passionate about writing.

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Science Fiction Millionaires

Our 1st Lieutenant Speaker for 2018 beams in from the Green Green Grass Galaxy of South Wales. Phasers at the ready for Alastair Reynolds.

Alastair is the author of rather a lot of science fiction novels, as well as

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Act 2: Scriptwriting and more

Our guest speaker for November is Katherine John, author of the international  best-selling novel and movie By Any Name.

Following on from Katherine’s excellent session in August she has agreed to speak again on Further aspects of Scriptwriting and writing in general.

Wednesday November 1st, 7.00 p.m. at Civic Centre Swansea.

Technical Aspects of Drama Writing for Plays

playwright kate bowmanUshering in our Guest Speaker for October, please take your seats for Playwright Kate Bowman.

Kate, a 35-year-old graduate of Swansea University’s creative writing department, splits her time between working as an usher at the Swansea Grand Theatre, the Dylan Thomas Centre, and forging her own writing career. Earlier this year saw her latest comedy, The Eighth Story, take centre stage in the lunchtime theatre slot at the Grand Theatre.

Join us for an interactive style workshop where Kate will share with us her invaluable insights into the technical side of drama writing.

Wednesday October 4th 7.00pm at Civic Centre Swansea.

Screenplays, TV dramatisations, and Stage Plays

September’s Guest Speaker is Katherine John, author of the international best-selling novel and movie By Any Name.

Have you considered writing for theatre/film/TV? Do you have a story you want to adapt (if you have nothing original “borrow” one). Experienced scriptwriter, Katherine John will discuss technique, story-boarding and the perils, pitfalls and pleasures of working with a director and actors.

To be followed at a future date by a workshop where members can bring along their own dramatised opening scenes, and discuss them with the group.

Wednesday September 6th 7.00 p.m. Civic Centre Swansea

Preparing Work for Publication

Our Guest Speaker for July is Rebecca Lloyd.

Rebecca Lloyd, is a past senior editor of  Harper Collins, and past senior editor and rights manager for Accent Press. Well respected and admired among her colleagues in publishing, she has nurtured several books on to the best seller lists. She is now a sought after freelance editor. She will be giving members tips on “How to prepare work for publication.”

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