Creative writing workshop

  • June 17, 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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  • Paul P.

    Thanks for the encouragement and the helpful comments. As is normal at these workshops, I got something new from every single person that read on the 17th, so thank you. Agree with Tim - drinks were also inspirational!

    June 24, 2013

  • Tim G.

    Thanks for such excellent critical feedback, verbally and via notes. Also inspiring to listen to such quality writing from the group. Inspirational drinks afterwards too!

    1 · June 18, 2013

  • Ash

    Really helpful comments. I enjoyed the span of opinions. Thanks everyone.

    June 18, 2013

  • Annie M.

    Some really excellent writing - again! Very much enjoyed hearing everyone's work. Mine next time???

    1 · June 17, 2013

  • Paul P.

    A couple of months ago I brought the opening to the book I've written. The extract I'm reading tomorrow follows on from this.

    Although it's completely separate and different (even down to the style it's written in), you might want to have a read of the preceding bit before tomorrow. It's not long - but you might approach tomorrow's extract differently if you see the context.

    No worries if you don't though.

    (PS - that doesn't (yet) take into account LWC comments...)

    June 16, 2013

  • Lisa G.

    Reading on this evening.... Ash
    Carolina Reserves: Annie, John

    June 9, 2013

  • michelle s.

    I realise there's lots of people wanting reading spots. In the unlikely event that one should become available, i would like to read too.

    June 5, 2013

  • Annie M.

    Hi! I'd love to have a reading spot if there's one still available. Thank you!

    May 27, 2013

  • Alexander A.

    Will Attend

    May 23, 2013

  • Carolina B.

    Hi Lisa, Can I have a reading spot, please?

    May 15, 2013

  • Rose

    Please may I have a reading spot? :)

    May 15, 2013

  • Paul P.

    Can I have a spot too, please?

    May 15, 2013

  • Tim G.

    May I have a reading spot please?

    May 14, 2013

  • Scott Y.

    HI Lisa can I please have a reading spot for June 17th? Thanks!

    1 · May 13, 2013

  • Ash

    May I please read?

    May 13, 2013

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