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

Writing competition open now!

Closing midnight May 31st

SWANSEA & DISTRICT WRITERS’ CIRCLE ANNIVERSARY ANTHOLOGY & INTERNATIONAL WRITING COMPETITION

Submissions of Short Stories & Poetry are invited.

CASH PRIZES AND MORE

For details of how to enter, and the competition rules, go to the Competition Entry Page

Latest News

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...

May 2024 Guest Speaker Gwen Davies

Gwen Davies grew up in a Welsh-speaking family in West Yorkshire. Her translations are the novels Martha, Jack and Shanco (Caryl Lewis, Parthian) and The Jeweller (Caryl Lewis). She is … May...

April 2024, Speakers Alana Davies & Jim Loft

Jim Loft gave a talk to the group about the U3A and the U3A poetry group, while our Chair Alana Davies gave a short talk about her novel. The talks … April 2024, Speakers Alana Davies &...

March 2024 Guest Speaker Ruth Mancini

Ruth Mancini was born in South-West London and started her career as a marketing executive for a publisher before undertaking a post-graduate diploma in law and retraining as a solicitor. …...

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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