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

Nov 2021 guest speaker, Miriam Williams

Our speaker in November will be Miriam Williams, Communications Manager of Literature Wales. The meeting will take place via Zoom at 7pm on Wednesday 3 November, and all are welcome. If you would like to attend, please email

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

July 2021 guest speaker, Una McCormack

Our guest speaker in July was science fiction writer Una McCormack, who spoke to the circle via Zoom. Una is the author of eight previous Star Trek novels: The Lotus Flower (part of The Worlds of Star Trek:

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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