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

June 2022 Guest Speaker Alis Hawkins

Our speaker in June 2022 is 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

April 2022 Guest Speaker, Dr Alan Bilton

Our speaker in April was Dr Alan Bilton of Swansea University.Alan Bilton is an author, critic and academic, specializing in silent film, slapstick comedy and surrealism. He is the author of three novels, 'The Sleepwalkers' Ball' (Alcemi, 2009),

March 2022 Guest Speaker Catrin Collier

Our speaker in March 2021 was novelist Catrin Collier, a prolific writer with many novels spanning across several genres.She is a former member of the Circle and remains a staunch and loyal friend. She has vast experience of

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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