Creative writing workshop

  • August 13, 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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  • A former member
    A former member

    It's looking unlikely that I'll make this meet in time, can I defer till next week then someone can have my slot? Best Rosemarie

    August 13, 2013

    • Lisa G.

      Not a problem - thanks for letting me know.

      August 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Lisa, Do I just turn up on Monday as I can't RSPV on here without paying again?

      August 17, 2013

  • Annie M.

    As always, some excellent and exciting writing and very good company. Well facilitated by Lisa. Useful feedback on my own work. My only complaint: it was very hard to hear everyone's comments!

    August 15, 2013

  • James K.

    Yes, thanks to all for their kind comments, and especially whoever wrote the emendation from 'school' to 'staffroom', which was spot on.

    August 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a really great time as well; will definitely be coming back and bringing my own work!

    August 14, 2013

  • Scott Y.

    Thanks for all the great feedback yesterday folks!

    1 · August 14, 2013

  • Anna M.

    Really great to meet up and listen to those who read. I really enjoyed myself : )

    1 · August 14, 2013

  • Claire C.

    Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed yesterday's meeting. It was great to hear such different kinds of work, and I thought the feedback from the group was really high quality. Feeling inspired!

    2 · August 14, 2013

  • Ann-Marie

    Nightmare trying to find the pub & so was half hour late. went downstairs to find a table full of people. Looked thru glass but couldn't see organizer, no phone number to call to tell I was running late. very intimidating so didn't enter. Not happy.

    August 13, 2013

    • Lisa G.

      Dear Ann-Marie, I'm sorry you had trouble finding the venue and that you are unhappy with the group. I was at the table with everyone downstairs but I don't like to give out my ph number publicly on the web site. All best, Lisa.

      August 13, 2013

  • Ann-Marie

    Nightmare trying to find the pub & so was half hour late. went downstairs to find a table full of people. Looked thru glass but couldn't see organizer, no phone number to call to tell I was running late. very intimidating so didn't enter. Not happy.

    August 13, 2013

  • Ann-Marie

    Nightmare trying to find the pub & so was half hour late. went downstairs to find a table full of people. Looked thru glass but couldn't see organizer, no phone number to call to tell I was running late. very intimidating so didn't enter. Not happy.

    August 13, 2013

  • Lais Santos O.

    Hello Lisa! Can I attend the workshop ( not read) tonight. I was on the last one

    August 13, 2013

    • Lisa G.

      Sorry but we're sold out for tonight's group. Please RSVP for next week if you'd like to attend.

      August 13, 2013

  • Annie M.

    hi Lisa, I'm running a bit late. Will be there as near to 7 as poss. Got copies!

    August 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Otherwise will arriving late be a problem?

    August 13, 2013

  • Raj

    Hi, if theres a free space, I'd like to attend please (I'm currently on the waiting list). Let me know. Thanks, Raj

    August 13, 2013

    • Lisa G.

      Sorry Raj but all reading spots have gone for this meeting.

      August 13, 2013

    • Raj

      Hi Lisa, I wanted to attend (not read). I'm on the waiting list to attend and it looked like there were a couple of dropouts so I wanted to know if I could attend please? Let me know. Thanks, Raj

      August 13, 2013

  • Sarah W.

    Hi Lisa, really sorry but not going to be able to make tonight as am having to stay at work. Will be at the next one though!
    Thanks, Sarah

    August 13, 2013

    • Lisa G.

      That's OK but thanks for letting me know.

      August 13, 2013

  • kim k.

    Hi Lisa- wont be able to make it tonight.apologies,Kim

    August 13, 2013

  • Lisa G.

    Hi all - we only have time for six readers in the two hours so here's the confirmed list: - James K
    - Ben
    - Tom
    - Annie
    - Scarlett
    - Scott

    Reserve, if we have time: Kim

    If you missed out, please go to a meeting later in the month and make your request. many thanks, Lisa

    August 7, 2013

  • kim k.

    hi Lisa if Fraser isn't reading may I have a slot please- have asked before- so not 'queue jumping'

    August 6, 2013

  • Lisa G.

    Readers! - Fraser
    - James K
    - Ben
    - Tom
    - Annie
    - Scarlett
    - Scott

    Cheerio, Lisa

    August 6, 2013

  • Lisa G.

    So, last month I cornered Paul Phipps to ask a very quick question and then I posted it to YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYUKWSa7DrQ I'd love to do one of these after each meeting so if you'd like to be interviewed next, please tell me :)

    *Film makers in the group - please excuse my poor production skills!

    2 · August 6, 2013

  • Charles W.

    Hello! This is my first session. I would like a reading spot too please. C

    August 5, 2013

  • Sarah W.

    Looking forward to meeting the group!

    August 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I'd like a reading spot please; thanks!

    July 30, 2013

  • Scott Y.

    I think I already asked but if not would live a reading slot. Thanks

    July 23, 2013

  • kim k.

    Hi Lisa may I have a reading slot please

    July 21, 2013

  • Scarlett C.

    Can I please read at this one?

    July 16, 2013

  • Annie M.

    Would love a reading spot please!

    July 15, 2013

  • Tom R

    Hi Lisa, would love a reading lot please. Cheers!

    July 9, 2013

  • Ben S.

    Hi Lisa, can I have a reading slot, please?
    Thanks

    July 8, 2013

  • James K.

    I would like to read at this one. Many thanks.

    July 3, 2013

  • Fraser H.

    hi lisa, it has been a while but can i book into this workshop? i won't be taking a reading slot.

    Regards

    July 3, 2013

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