Industry Insider – Writers on the Edge

Online
Virtual Event

Three writers explore the joys and challenges of a writing career while living on the edge of the UK – in locations as far apart as Brecon in mid-Wales, rural Northern Ireland and the south mainland of Shetland.

Free

Afternoon Tea with Dorothy Koomson

Online
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.

Free

Feel Good Fridays – Relaxation Visualisation with Paola Bagnall

Online
Virtual Event

Find out how to channel your ‘happy hormones’ through breathing and meditation and learn how to promote healing within your unconscious mind through calming practices. This 45-minute session will guide you through an ‘Ego Strengthening Routine’ all from the comfort of your own home.

Free

Professional Development – Going Live with Virtual School Visits

Online
Virtual Event

How can you make the most of your virtual school visit? What more can offer – and how do you avoid technical difficulties?

Children’s author Candy Gourlay will lead a workshop on hosting virtual visits for schools – what you can offer (whether live or a recorded or a hybrid of both), including advice on technicalities, how to avoid problems and how to improve your performance.

Free – £10.00

Professional Development – Your Podcast: From Planning to Publishing (Part 1)

Online
Virtual Event

Do you have a great idea for a podcast, and you just need the confidence, the resources and the professional advice?

Hosted by Pete Morgan, established radio presenter and producer on UK radio, this workshop will take you through many aspects of podcasting – from planning and recording through to publishing and marketing, even monetisation.

Free – £10.00

Afternoon Tea with Kieron Gillen

Online
Virtual Event

Grab a cuppa and find out more about Kieron Gillen’s career as a comics creator, his work with Marvel Comics and creating comic books for 15 years. Kieron will be in conversation with Nyla Ahmad of the Scottish Book Trust, and will offer insights into his work and creative routine.

Free

Afternoon Tea with Salena Godden

Online
Virtual Event

Grab a cuppa and get to know poet, activist and novelist Salena Godden in conversation with 2020 Eric Gregory Award winner Kadish Morris. Salena will discuss work, career and activism, as well as offering a glimpse into her creative routine.

Free

Feel Good Fridays – Write Now! Be Confident, Be Inspired! with Patricia Cleghorn

Online
Virtual Event

Do you want to feel more confident and inspired with your writing? Are your thoughts or beliefs helping or hindering you in your work? In this practical session, Patricia Cleghorn will show you how to use meditative approaches for greater ease, light and joy in all areas of your life.

Free

Professional Development – Metadata and Discoverability for Authors

Online
Virtual Event

What is metadata and why does it matter for writers, illustrators and literary translators?

This session is intended to inform authors on the important aspects of metadata and why it matters, how to create strong metadata and why it can help or hinder your sales.

Free – £10.00

Afternoon Tea with Jeffrey Archer

Online
Virtual Event

We drop in on bestselling author Jeffrey Archer in conversation with historical novelist Margaret Skea, member of the SoA’s Management Committee.

Free

Coffee and Chat with Benjamin Zander

Online
Virtual Event

Grab a cuppa and find out more about three-time Grammy nominee Benjamin Zander’s career as a conductor for the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and his work as a master teacher. Benjamin will be in conversation with Ignaty Dyakov-Richmond, chair of SoA’s Educational Writers Group, and will offer insights into his work and creative routine.

Free

Industry Insider – Breaking Out: Three New Voices in Crime Fiction

Online
Virtual Event

Bestselling crime writer Sam Blake talks to debut crime authors Awais Khan, Nadine Matheson and Rachel Ryan about what it took to get them from emerging to published, why crime fiction, and any tips for new writers hoping to break out in crime fiction and beyond.

Free

Industry Insider – Meet the Judges (Somerset Maugham Awards)

Online
Virtual Event

The Somerset Maugham Awards have been running for over 70 years and are awarded to outstanding young authors of fiction, non-fiction and poetry – part of the Society of Authors’ Awards. Join us to find out more about these awards and learn more about the pros and cons of being a prize judge.

Free

The Society of Authors’ Awards 2021: Winner Ceremony

Online
Virtual Event

Join us for the 2021 Society of Authors’ Awards as we celebrate this year’s winners in an online ceremony on Wednesday 9 June 2021, with support from the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS).

Free