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.

We have two meetings a month in Swansea. (At present our meetings take place on Zoom). Everyone is welcome to our main meeting where we invite guest speakers to talk about writing and publishing. We also have a lively Feedback Group just for members, where we share our writing and provide each other with encouragement and support.  Find out more about us

Latest News

September 2022, Performance of Short Play

Our meeting in September will be devoted to a performance of a short play written by Mark Cainen, winner of a recent Circle competition. 'Perceptions' is a comedy set in South Wales and will be performed by two

July 2022 Guest Speaker Bennett Arron

Our guest speaker on 6th July 2022 was Bennett Arron, an award winning writer (TAPS Comedy Writer of the Year, BBC Wales Writers Award) contributing to many popular radio and Television series (Genie in the House, Have I

June 2022 Guest Speaker Alis Hawkins

Our speaker in June 2022 was crime and mystery novelist, Alis Hawkins. Alis Hawkins grew up on a dairy farm in Cardiganshire where as a 16 year old she won the Cardiganshire Young Farmers Stockjudging competition. Her inner introvert

May 2022 Guest Speaker Christina Thatcher

Our guest speaker in May 2022 was Christina Thatcher, an American poet, fiction and nonfiction writer.Christina’s research interests include contemporary poetry, creative writing pedagogy and the role of creative writing in therapeutic and community contexts.She lectures Creative Writing

Upcoming Events

Circle Publications

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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The Great War 1914-1918

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

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