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

Dec 2021 guest speaker Andrew Bibby

Our guest speaker in December was journalist and author Andrew Bibby. Andrew is one of the seven original members of Gritstone Publishing Co-operative, which claims to be the UK’s first author run publishing co-operative. Gritstone specialises in publishing

Nov 2021 guest speaker, Miriam Williams

Our speaker in November was Miriam Williams, Communications Manager of Literature Wales.Literature Wales is the Welsh national literature promotion agency its mission being to promote Welsh-language and English-language literature in Wales. It offers bursaries for writing projects, runs

Oct 2021 guest speaker, Gary Raymond

Our speaker in October was novelist, critic, editor and broadcaster Gary Raymond.Gary is the presenter of The Review Show for BBC Radio Wales, and is editor of Wales Arts Review. He is the author of two previous novels,

Sept 2021 guest speaker, Dr Ann Mathews

Our speaker in September was Dr Ann Mathews, lecturer in creative writing at Aberystwyth University. Dr Mathews gave a talk/workshop on Identity and Place in fiction and poetry. The session took place via Zoom at 7pm on Wednesday

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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