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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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Where are we now and what’s next for literature

In the final week of the SoA @ Home Festival we were joined by SoA Chair Joanne Harris, Director of the Royal Society of Literature Molly Rosenberg, and editor of The Author James McConnachie, to look back over the last 12 weeks and discuss the changes to authors’ lives and the literature sector during lockdown….

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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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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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Guiding your finances through COVID-19 and beyond with HW Fisher

Webinar presented by the HW Fisher team, answering questions on navigating freelance finances through the health crisis and beyond. Andrew Subramaniam, head of HW Fisher’s authors and journalists’ team, led the Q&A to look at issues around guidance issued from the Government throughout the pandemic, finding out what applies to authors and how freelance workers…

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The changing role of agents in the face of a global pandemic

Broadcast live by The Society of Authors on 3 June 2020 as part of the SoA @ Home Festival. Author Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin led this panel discussion with publishing agents Catherine Clarke (Felicity Bryan Associates) and Isobel Dixon (MD and Head of Books, Blake Friedmann Literary Agency), alongside acting agent, Lola Williams (New Wonder Management)….

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Industry Insider with Arts Council Wales and Creative Scotland

Judith Musker Turner (Development Officer at Arts Council of Wales) and Alan Bett (Literature Officer at Creative Scotland) talked to SoA Development Manager Francesca Howell about the ongoing impact of the pandemic on the literature sector, and how organisations have adapted to continue to support authors across the UK. Broadcast live on 20 May 2020…

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Digital opportunities for educational publishing

Broadcast live on 6 May 2020 as part of the SoA @ Home Festival. Explore the ways in which digital publishing can be used to enhance learning and the unique functionality the available platforms can offer. With Ian Eagleton from The Reading Realm, Nikki Gamble from Just Imagine and Helen Parker from Rising Stars, in…