Swansea & District Writers Circle (SDWC)

A group of people from all walks of life and backgrounds, who are passionate about writing.

Welcome to Swansea and District Writers' Circle

SDWC is all about promoting the art of writing.  Set up in 1954, we’re still going strong and we love to welcome new members.

Everyone is welcome to our main meeting in Swansea, held on the first Wednesday or second Tuesday of the month, where we invite guest speakers to talk about writing and publishing. Usually there is a Zoom link for those who can’t attend. We also have an informal Feedback Group and Poetry Group, where members share their writing and provide each other with encouragement and support.  Find out more about us

Latest News

Anniversary Book Fair

Swansea and District Writers Circle is 70 years old this year, and one of the events to celebrate is we are holding a Book Fair in October. The weekend of … Anniversary Book Fair Read More...

August 2024 Members Readings

The Circle meeting in August is an open mic session for members who would like to read out some of their work. The meeting will take place at 7pm on … August 2024 Members Readings Read More...

July 2024 Guest Speaker Alan Bilton

Alan Bilton is the author of four novels, The Sleepwalkers’ Ball, The Known and Unknown Sea, The End of The Yellow House, and At Dawn, Two Nightingales, as well as … July 2024 Guest...

June 2024 Rebecca Lowe

Rebecca Lowe is a Pushcart-prize nominated writer, editor and journalist, based in Swansea, UK. She is a Bread and Roses Spoken Word Award winner, and has appeared on BBC Radio … June 2024...

Upcoming Events

Circle Publications

A Circle of Sonnets
and a great deal more

A collection of poetry in a wide variety of forms, written and published by members of the Circle. 

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Change:
An Anthology

A short collection of stories about change by Circle members, partly inspired by the events of 2020. 

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Garage 54
and Other Stories

An anthology of original short stories and poems which were entered into our 2015 writing competitions

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Dark Gathering:
An Anthology

An anthology of dark, ghostly and mysterious stories from members of the Swansea & District Writers Circle. 

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Unforgotten:
The Great War 1914-1918

Published in 2014, Unforgotten is an award-winning  collection of WW1 poems and short stories. 

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