Everyone is welcome at the main group meeting.

Meeting on the first Wednesday of each month, except August, this group gets together to hear from other authors and discuss the otherwise solitary experience of writing. We sometimes run workshops, and are always looking for ideas for how we can better support our members.


We also run competitions, both internal (members only) and external (members excluded). External competitions offer cash prizes and sometimes Anthology publication — we even won an award for our Anthology in 2015. These competitions run for prose and poetry, and occasionally scripts.

For the internal competitions we award the following to SDWC members:

  • Topsy Evans Silver Salver (prose)
  • Baz Morris Cup (poetry)
  • Edith Courtney Cup (overall competition winner in any one year)
  • The Most Published Pen, for those who had the most things published in any calendar year.

We also try to take time to just relax and get together outside the committee room. This normally takes the form of two social events a year: one summer and one around Christmas.

Main Group Meetings

Venue: Civic Centre, Swansea

(usually Committee Room 3, but not always, so worth checking on the meetings display board inside Civic Centre entrance)

Date Time Program
January 2018 7pm – 9pm AGM
February 2018 7pm – 9pm Alastair Reynolds – SciFi
March 2018 7pm – 9pm Steve Lockley – Three Wishes Structure
April 2018 7pm – 9pm NO SPEAKER THIS MONTH
May 2018 7pm – 9pm NO SPEAKER THIS MONTH
June 2018 7pm – 9pm Rebecca F. John
July 2018 7pm – 9pm NO SPEAKER THIS MONTH
August 2018 Ralph Watkins – Law
September 2018 7pm – 9pm NO MEETING THIS MONTH
October 2018 7pm – 9pm Bryce Thomas
November 2018 7pm – 9pm Joy Ogeh-Hutfield
December 2018 7pm – 9pm Becky Lowe – Poet