Professional Development – Book Marketing for Busy Authors

Online
Virtual Event

How can authors fit marketing into their routine? How can you capitalise on success at the start of your career? How can you push your second or third – or even fourth – book with as much oomph as a debut?

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

Afternoon Tea with Graeme Armstrong

Online
Virtual Event

Grab a cuppa and get to know Graeme Armstrong in conversation with journalist and broadcaster, Afua Adom. Graeme will discuss his work, career and how it feels to win both a Betty Trask Award and Somerset Maugham Award in the 2021 Society of Authors’ Awards. He will also give a short reading from his novel The Young Team and offer a glimpse into his creative routine.

Free

Devon Writers Group online meet-up

SoA local group meet-up
Virtual Event

Join our Devon Writers Group for an informal chat with fellow authors in your area.

Free

London Non-Fiction Group online meet-up

SoA local group meet-up
Virtual Event

Bring your coffee and catch up with fellow members to chat about your work and support each other.

Free

Cyfarfod Cymdeithasol Cymraeg 

Online
Virtual Event

Cyfarfod cymdeithasol gyda'r cyfle i rannu profiadau o sut mae Covid yn effeithio ar ein creadigrwydd?

Free

Nice Group online meet-up

SoA local group meet-up
Virtual Event

Come along for an informal chat with fellow SoA members in France - all welcome!

Free

Novelists in London online meet-up

SoA local group meet-up
Virtual Event

Join Novelists in London for an informal chat, networking and information sharing session.

Chilterns Group: ALCS and author incomes

Online
Virtual Event

Join us for a short session from Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) on secondary licensing and author incomes.

Free

Bristol Group: Contracts and queries with the SoA

SoA local group meet-up
Virtual Event

Hear from Elizabeth Haylett Clark, SoA Contracts Advisor, on how the SoA examines contracts and how we advise members on individual queries.

Free

Feel Good Friday – Positive Poetry Party with Andrew McMillan

Online
Virtual Event

Join us for a special SoA Awards Positive Poetry Party hosted by writer and Eric Gregory Awards judge Andrew McMillan. Listen and watch live poetry readings from this year’s SoA Award poets – including the Cholmondeley and Eric Gregory winners as well as previous judges from both awards – and connect with other writers in a fun, safe and supportive environment.

Free

Children’s Writers and Illustrators in Wales

Online
Virtual Event

a virtual session for children's writers and illustrators living in Wales where participants can pool their knowledge and experience of the industry, as well as to get to know other authors and illustrators.

Free

Industry Insider – How to Edit Award-Winning Translations

Online
Virtual Event

What is the editor’s role in literary translation? How can translators and editors work most effectively together?
The TA First Translation Prize recognises both new talent in the translation profession and the editors who work with them to make a prize-winning book. Join translator Chantal Wright in conversation with editors Ka Bradley, Bishan Samaddar and Saba Ahmed – who have been shortlisted for or won the TA First Prize – about editing translations, the impact of the TA Prize and the role of the editor.

Free

Industry Insider – What Does a Successful Career in Literary Translation Look Like?

Online
Virtual Event

What is 'success’ in a field as unpredictable and unstructured as literary translation? How easy is it to achieve success without relatively high levels of privilege?
Join us for a frank, open conversation about the realities of living and working as a literary translator in the UK. Translators Rosalind Harvey (Chair), Jamie Lee Searle, William Gregory and Vineet Lal will discuss how translators can feel successful outside of ‘serious’ wall-to-wall literature – working on commercial or technical translation, and combining this with literary translation, or working partly in another field entirely.

Free