Afternoon Tea with Joanna Trollope

Grab a cuppa and a join us for a 45-minute online video session with Joanna Trollope, one of the SoA’s Council members, as she shares a mini tour of her creative workspace, insights into what she’s currently working on, and how she is adapting to working online.

Your Top Membership FAQs Answered

This fun, interactive session will highlight some of the common issues faced by your fellow members and give you the opportunity to put your query to the panel.

Where are we now and what’s next for literature?

We look back over the last 12 weeks to discuss the changes to authors’ lives and the literature sector during lockdown. What can we do to stay resilient and connected after lockdown? What stays, what goes? What does the future look like for authors, publishers and the wider industry?

How to make great audio drama

Why write audio or podcast drama? How do you sell ideas to radio? Join us for an in-conversation event with Scriptwriters Group chair David Morley as well as award-winning scriptwriter Rhiannon Tise and winners of this year’s Tinniswood and Imison Awards, Ian Martin (The Thick of It) and Vicky Foster.

Afternoon Tea with Inua Ellams

Grab a cuppa and a join us for a 45-minute online video session with Inua Ellams as he shares a mini tour of his creative workspace, insights into what he’s currently working on, and how he is adapting to working online. 

Theatre in crisis – where do we go from here?

Join us for a panel discussion with children’s author and playwright Piers Torday, Artistic Director, Justin Audibert (Unicorn Theatre), alongside Executive Director, Holly Kendrick (Wilton’s) in conversation with SoA’s Theo Jones to discuss the impact of the pandemic has had on theatre.

Translations in Conversation

At a time when travel is restricted and our horizons seem limited, we need translators more than ever to help us navigate the world.  Award-winning translators Daniel Hahn, Katy Derbyshire and Arunava Sinha explore creativity in lockdown and read from work in progress.

Afternoon Tea with Barney Norris

Grab a cuppa and a join us for a 45-minute online video session with Barney Norris as he shares a mini tour of his creative workspace, insights into what he’s currently working on, and how he is adapting to working online. Barney is a judge for our Somerset Maugham Awards and a Scriptwriters Group committee member.

Meet the 2020 Society of Authors’ Winners

Join us for a panel discussion with some of this year’s winners, hosted by our Prizes department, as they discuss their work, winning in lockdown, and where they go from here.