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PSWG @ Home: Feel Good Fridays – Poetry and Spoken Word Social

14 May @ 11:00 - 12:00 BST

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Join us for an online social to meet and mingle with fellow poets from our Poetry & Spoken Word Group and our broader SoA membership.

You’ll be greeted by Nadia Bonini, SoA Membership Manager and Coordinator of the Poetry & Spoken Word Group, who will provide an update on the activities of the Group, share how you can get involved and answer any questions.

We will then split into small groups using breakout rooms on Zoom for you to meet your fellow poets, chat and make connections. We’ll run two rounds of breakout rooms for 25 minutes each so you can meet a variety of poets and spoken word artists.

This event is for SoA members only and is part of the PSWG @ Home, organised by the SoA’s Poetry & Spoken Word Group (PSWG) – a week-long celebration of poetry and spoken word.



5 minutes – Welcome and intro from Nadia Bonini, SoA Membership Manager and Coordinator of the Poetry & Spoken Word Group

50 minutes – Two rounds of breakout rooms (25 minutes each) for informal chats with fellow poets. Each group will be facilitated by an SoA member of staff

5 minutes – Nadia Bonini will close the session with a few words


Send your questions in advance

If you are a member and you have any questions about the event, please email Nadia Bonini with ‘Poetry Social’ in the subject header.


PSWG @ Home Fundraising Bookshop

Browse our Blackwell’s virtual store featuring books by poets and speakers taking part in the PSWG @ Home. 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.



SoA Members only. Book your place using the registration form below.

This online meet-up is free to attend. To join us, click the Going button below and enter your details in the registration form. We’ll send you an email with a link to join us on Zoom.

If the confirmation email doesn’t arrive in your inbox, please check your junk mail folder! Please email us with any queries.

All PSWG @ Home sessions are free to SoA Members only 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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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.

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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.



14 May
11:00 - 12:00 BST
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