Society of Authors in Wales

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The SoA in Wales (SoAiW) is a national 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  and Poetry Wales; 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) as is details of any local group in your area. You can also opt to join our 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.

Want to join?

If you are thinking of joining the Society of Authors, take advantage of our Welsh offer code – WALES20 – giving you 20% off your first year's subscription when you first join or re-join the Society. Please use and the code to claim. Croeso!


Upcoming events

Posted: 25 November 2019

SoAiW volunteers host a number of community socials with regular events taking place in Aberystwyth (quarterly) and Monmouth (monthly) for which local members are automatically sent details. Non-SoA guests are very welcome to attend a couple of meetings and should rsvp to the local host for access codes.
Any SoA member can start their own local group (virtual or physical) and we can help you get up and running. Please read our local group guidelines if you are interested and contact us with any questions. 

Aberystwyth Meet I Zoom I 5.30-7.30pm

Events ordinarily take place on an ad-hoc rolling quarterly basis at the Arts Centre on Penglais Campus, but members are currently meeting on Zoom. 
Please contact Dr Brenda Davies for access details or to suggest speakers or agenda items.

Monmouth Meet I Zoom I 3-4pm

Meets generally take place every first Friday of the month and are taking place on Zoom.  
2 October: Sam Densham, Director of Spontaneous Productions and the Savoy Youth Theatre Group' will give a presentation on story-telling and writing dialogues with reference to her productions Emily’s Ghost, A Slice of Life and her communication skills workshops.
6 November: will see a 
Q&A session with Broo Doherty, DHH literary Agency.
4 December (pandemic allowing)
 lunch at The Wye Valley Hotel, Tintern. 
8 January 2021: 
 Rustie of Rossiters Independent Bookshops will be giving a presentation on the book industry.
See the events listings for full details and to register. 
Contact Margaret Iggulden if you would like to know suggest agenda items, speakers or generally would like to know more about the group.