Creative writing workshop

  • May 14, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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London Writers' Cafe is a community for writers who want input on their work. The majority of our group are writing short stories and their first novels but we're open to hearing any form of creative writing - plays, poetry, scripts - all welcome.

Anyone coming to a meeting can reserve a reading spot but there's only enough time for six readers at each one. Being a reader means you'll have ten minutes to read your piece and then roughly another ten minutes for constructive critique, comments and questions on your work from the group. If you'd like to read please post a comment below this description to request a slot. We'll always confirm readers a week or so before the meeting.

If you are reading, please bring at least 10 copies to be shared as you'll get more thorough feedback. We encourage all members to read but there will never be any pressure to do this until you feel ready.

Please note: Due to time limits, there are only only six slots per meeting so please check before you book, by reading through the comments below, if all the slots have been taken. We're very popular so it's very wise to book early if you want to read.

Hopefully that covers everything you'll need to know but for any burning questions, please email us.

Costs: £5 per session; please pay by PayPal when you RSVP.

Location: The Shooting Star is less than 5mins walk from Liverpool Street station, on the central Line. See google maps for details.

Take the Bishopsgate exit from the main rail concourse, cross the road, turn left at Dirty Dicks pub onto Middlesex Street. The pub is about 100 metres down on the right-hand side, past Nandos, and we meet in the function room downstairs.


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  • Steve N.

    It's educational just to listen to comment's and suggestions. I actually regret not taking notes even though I wasn't reading, simply because a lot of ideas can be used by most people in the room. It's also quite testing (in a very good way) to actually critique somebody else work because it does make you think how literature works and it was good company afterwards

    2 · May 15, 2013

  • Scott Y.

    Great gathering

    2 · May 14, 2013

  • Ash

    Great I'd like to come! How do I pay? The option seems to have gone!

    1 · May 13, 2013

    • Lisa G.

      Hi Ash - you might be best to book now for a future event. We do sell out qute quickly these days. Plenty of sports free in June. Thx, L

      May 14, 2013

  • Ash

    Can I just come along to listen?

    May 10, 2013

    • Lisa G.

      Hi. You'll need a spot first and it looks like we are sold out for the moment. Please look ahead to an evening where spots are still open. Best, L

      May 13, 2013

  • Sreenimon R.

    Can I just come to listen

    May 10, 2013

    • Lisa G.

      Hi. You'll need a spot first and it looks like we are sold out for the moment. Please look ahead to an evening where spots are still open. Best, L

      May 13, 2013

  • Lisa G.

    Readers at this meet: Charlie
    Paul P.
    Lawrence S.

    Reserves (if we have drop outs or have extra time): Carolina, Chirag

    Apologies to anyone who missed out. Please look ahead at future meetings and make another requests as we do fill up quite quickly! All best etc,

    May 7, 2013

    • Lisa G.

      Also, please let me know as soon as possible if you can no longer read.

      May 7, 2013

  • Annie M.

    Hi, I'd like to read too, but also happy to listen if there's no room.

    May 6, 2013

  • James K.

    Looks like a lot of people wanting to read. How does this work? I will be happy to come along and listen for now.

    May 6, 2013

  • chirag

    any chance of a reading spot? Thanks

    April 29, 2013

  • Carolina B.

    Hi Lisa, Can I have a reading spot please? Thank you, Carolina

    April 23, 2013

  • Scott Y.

    Lisa-I'd like to have a reading spot please. Thanks

    April 23, 2013

  • MIA

    May I have a reading spot at this one please Lisa? Let me know. Thanks

    April 16, 2013

  • Alan K.

    Hi Lisa,

    can I have a reading spot please ?

    April 14, 2013

  • Lawrence S.

    Hi Lisa, can I have a reading spot please? L x

    April 9, 2013

  • Paul P.

    Can I get a reading spot as well, please?

    April 8, 2013

  • Charlie

    Hi, can I get a reading slot please?

    April 8, 2013

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