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Afternoon Tea with Dorothy Koomson

25 March @ 14:30 - 15:15 GMT

Virtual Event

Grab a cuppa and get to know writer Dorothy Koomson in conversation with SoA’s Events Manager, Sophia A Jackson. Dorothy will discuss writing, podcasts and offer insights into her work and creative routine, and her hopes and aspirations for authors after the pandemic.

The event will take place on online via WebinarJam and the event link will be sent to registered attendees.


  • 2 minutes – Welcome from Sophia A Jackson, SoA’s Events Manager
  • 5-10 minutes – Introduction from Dorothy Koomson and glimpse into her creative routine
  • 10 minutes – Advice for authors on staying creative and connected
  • 5 minutes – Dorothy Koomson will read an extract from All My Lies Are True
  • 10-15 minutes – Q&A with audience

If you would like to send questions for Dorothy Koomson in advance, email Sophia A Jackson with ‘Dorothy Koomson – Question’ in the subject header. We will prioritise questions sent in advance and try to answer as many as we can from the audience on the day.


The line-up

Dorothy Koomson – Author

Dorothy Koomson is an award-winning, global bestselling author whose novels have been translated into more than 30 languages with UK sales that exceed 2 million copies. In 2020 she was included on the Powerlist as one of the most influential Black people in Britain and GQ Style named her one of 11 Black British trailblazers. All My Lies Are True was published in paperback on 21 January, and her new novel I Know What You’ve Done is coming July 2021.
Twitter: @DorothyKoomson | Facebook: @DorothyKoomsonWriter
Instagram: @dorothykoomson_author | dorothykoomson.co.uk


Sophia A Jackson – SoA Events Manager

Sophia A Jackson handles the running of SoA events on a national and local scale. She is also Co-Administrator of the Scriptwriters Group and the founder of Afridiziak Theatre News.
Twitter: @SODEA_

SoA @ Home Fundraising Bookshop

Browse our Blackwell’s virtual store featuring books by authors and speakers taking part in the SoA @ Home Festival. When you make a purchase using our affiliate link a percentage will go to the Authors’ Contingency Fund, providing hardship grants to authors in financial difficulty.


Book your place using the registration form below.

All our SoA @ Home Afternoon Teas are free to everyone but, if you can afford it, we recommend a minimum £5 donation to the Authors’ Contingency Fund to help us support authors facing financial hardship during the health crisis. DONATE HERE

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Financial support for authors in need through the health crisis and beyond

Since March 2020, the Authors’ Contingency Fund has distributed over £1 million in small grants to authors facing financial hardship due to COVID-19.

With at least 57% of authors facing financial losses during the pandemic, we have helped people struggling financially due to contractual, employment and event cancellations, others who have lost income due to illness, and others prevented from working because of caring responsibilities.

As the health crisis continues, applications for grants continue to come in, and our emergency funds are running low.

So, if you are in a position to help, please donate via the link below. If you are an author facing financial hardship, please click here to see if we can help.


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The Society of Authors is the UK’s biggest trade union for authors – representing more than 11,300 writers, illustrators, translators and other creative practitioners.

Our standard subscription rate is just £26.25 per quarter (£18.50 for students).

As an SoA member, you’ll get:

  • Access to all our SoA @ Home Festival events for free
  • Unlimited one-to-one professional advice
  • Membership of our online and real-world professional networks
  • A range of member-only discounts, including books, insurance and travel
  • And much more.



25 March
14:30 - 15:15 GMT
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