Report from New Visions Conference

Martin Reed

Martin Reed

Martin leads the SoA's Communications team. He oversees our strategic communications and campaign-based activities, including PR, social media, events and partnerships.

SoA members, in addition to holding panels, performances and workshops, pledged over £3,000 to Save the Children in aid of the refugee crisis in Syria. This was inspired by a fundraiser started by author and SoA member Patrick Ness, and the SoA efforts were led by John Dougherty, Chair of the Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group (CWIG).

Candy Gourlay has written an extensive report on the two-day conference which you can read here.

If you would like to donate to Ness’s fundraiser you can do so online here, tagging your donation as ‘SoA New Visions‘. A substantial number of SoA members have already donated. 

7 September 2023

‘The Society of Authors Advisory Clinic’ releases the first episode of its second series on Monday 11 September. New season to include contracts, estates, audio drama and more

1 September 2023

In solidarity with striking writers and performers in the US

31 August 2023

Voting is underway for four available seats on the SoA Board