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The SoA in Wales (SoAiW) is a regional group of the Society of Authors, established in 2018 with the intention of representing and supporting Welsh writers at all stages of their career – whether they write in English or Welsh – both professionally and by providing networking opportunities.
It's free to join and Welsh residents are automatically added to the group when joining the SoA. If you're an SoA member and not yet a part of SoAiW, get in touch with the group secretary Jo McCrum (we appreciate some Welsh towns have English postcodes or you may be expatriate) or if you have ideas for an event, want to address an issue, or would like a meeting in your town.
What are the benefits of joining?
Find your community
The SoAiW organises a varied and busy schedule of professional events and socials across the year via a volunteer steering committee and regional hosts. You can keep in touch with authors near you, find out what’s happening in your area and be a part of your local arts community.
Specific Welsh benefits include 20% off a subscription to New Welsh Review as well as 20% off accommodation at The Gladstone Library. Log into the SoA membership 'Benefits' section to gain the codes.
Stay in touch
A quarterly newsletter is automatically sent to subscribers (read the last by clicking here) and members can opt to join the private Facebook group where members can share information about their news, publishing matters, events and post queries about their work and publishing practice. We also have a Welsh Twitter list which you can also see on the right. Contact us with your twitter handle to be included.
If you are not currently using Twitter, visit the CWIG website page for the latest updates and join the closed CWIG Facebook group.
Want to join?
If you are thinking of joining the Society of Authors, take advantage of our Welsh offer code – WALES1512 – giving you an extra three months of membership on top of the yearly membership subscription and full access to SoA services and benefits. Croeso!