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Your Top Membership FAQs Answered

One of the SoA’s core functions is to advise authors. In the final week of the SoA @ Home Festival we brought our Contracts and Membership teams together for a whistle-stop tour of the top queries currently crossing our desks. From protecting your work and clearing permissions to understanding contracts and how to negotiate them,…

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How to make great audio drama

Why write audio or podcast drama? How do you sell ideas to radio? In-conversation event with Scriptwriters Group chair David Morley alongside award-winning scriptwriter Rhiannon Tise and winners of this year’s Tinniswood and Imison Awards, Ian Martin (The Thick of It) and Vicky Foster. Broadcast live by the Society of Authors in Week 12 of…

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Afternoon tea with… Inua Ellams

In Week 11 of the SoA @ Home Festival, author, playwright, poet and 2020 SoA Awards judge Inua Ellams shared a mini tour of his creative workspace, insights into what he’s currently working on, and how he has adapted to working in lockdown. Broadcast live by the Society of Authors on 2 July 2020. Presented…

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Theatre in Crisis – where do we go from here?

Excerpt from a panel discussion in which the SoA’s Theo Jones discussed the impact of the pandemic on theatre, with children’s author and playwright Piers Torday, and Unicorn Theatre’s artistic director Justin Audibert.

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The Society of Authors’ Awards 2020 – announcing the winners

On Thursday 18th June we announced the 32 winners of the 2020 SoA Awards. Presented by Joanne Harris and members of the SoA staff team. – The Somerset Maugham Awards – The ALCS Tom-Gallon Trust Award – The Travelling Scholarships – The Paul Torday Memorial Prize – The Queen’s Knickers Award – The McKitterick Prize…

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Afternoon Tea with… Roger McGough

Roger McGough gave a couple of hundred of us a warm welcome into his home during Week Three of the SoA @ Home Festival. We talked about poetry in lockdown, poetry doors, working class writers and more. Presented by Nicola Solomon. Broadcast live by the Society of Authors in Week three of the SoA @ Home…