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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

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

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

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

Feb 2022 Guest Speaker Branwen Davies

Our speaker in February 2022 was Branwen Davies. the Literary Manager of the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff.The Theatre has launched a

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

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

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

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

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

June 2021 speaker, Ann Marie Thomas

Our speaker in June 2021 was Ann Marie Thomas.Ann Marie an experienced author and Chair of Swansea and District Writers

May 2021 Guest Speaker, Jeff Murphy

Our speaker in May 2021 was award-winning screenwriter, author and composer, Jeff Murphy. Jeff won a BAFTA for his work

April 2021 guest speaker, Rob Shearman

Rob talked about the short story at our Swansea District Writers’ Group meeting on 7th April at 7:00pm.Robert Shearman has

March 2021 guest speaker, John Goodby

Our guest speaker in March was poet, Professor John Goodby, Professor of Arts and Culture at Sheffield Hallam University and

Feb 2021 guest speaker, Niall Griffiths

Niall Griffiths was born in Liverpool to a Welsh/Irish/Romany lineage. He's been a labourer, a barman, a server of fish

Change Anthology published

The Circle's latest anthology of short stories, 'Changed', was published on 19 December 2020. This short collection is the third

Dec 2020 guest speaker, Richard Lewis Davies

Richard Lewis Davies is one of the founding partners of Parthian. It was established in 1993 to publish his first

Nov 2020 guest speaker, Dean Powell

Our guest speaker in November 2020 was novelist, historian and essayist Dean Powell. Dean has published an extensive collection of

Oct 2020 guest speaker, Colin Parsons

Our speaker in October 2020 was Colin R Parsons, author of fantasy fiction for children and young adults. Colin was

Sept 2020 guest speaker, Jen Wilson

Our speaker in September 2020 was Jen Wilson, who founded Jazz Heritage Wales in 1986 after the miners' strike.  Jen

July 2020 guest speaker, Dewi Heald

Our speaker in July 2020 was Dewi Heald, who writes books, novellas, poetry, blogs and writes and plays his own

June 2020 guest speaker, Karen Phillips

In June 2020, Circle members welcomed travel and fiction writer Karen Phillips Karen is a freelance writer living in Pembrokeshire.

March 2020 guest speaker, Geoff Brookes

In March 2020 we were joined by Geoff Brookes who talked to us about researching local history and traditions.After an early life

Feb 2020 guest speaker, Brian John

Our guest speaker in February 2020 was Brian John, scientist, geographer and writer.After an early career as a scientist and

Dec 2019 guest speaker, Eleanor St Clair

In December 2019, social media expert Eleanor St Clair talked to the Circle about social media to target agents or

Nov 2019 guest speaker, Wendy White

In November 20129, we were extremely fortunate to have children's and adult novelist Wendy White as our speaker, author of

Oct 2019 guest speaker, Rob Gittings

Our speaker in October 2019 was the renowned scriptwriter and novelist Rob Gittings.Rob is an award-winning screenwriter who has written