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Creative Writing Workshop

  • Mar 11, 2014 · 7:00 PM
  • Shooting Star pub

Join us for a night of creative writing revelry.

These workshop nights are aimed at writers of all forms - novels, short stories, plays, poems - everyone is welcome. They're relaxed, friendly and the format is simple; up to 25 can attend and six of those people volunteer to read their work for applause, discussion and feedback.

To read on the night, you must request a place in advance.

Request a reading slot by posting a comment below. Slots are assigned in order of first come, first served. A reading slot allows you 10 minutes to read and then 5-10 minutes for comments and questions from the group.  If you are reading, please bring at least 10 copies to share as you'll get better quality feedback.

Please note: Reading slots are very popular but if you scroll ahead in our calendar you'll find a night in a few weeks with places open.

As a courtesy, please, please, please change your RSVP if you can no longer make it. We often have a waiting list of people who REALLY want to attend, so please change your RSVP so others can take the spot.

Costs: £5 per session. Please follow the steps to pay via PayPal when you RSVP. Refunds will only be offered if the meetup is cancelled.

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

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

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  • Anna H.

    Great writing and great feedback. Thank you, everyone.

    4 · March 11, 2014

  • Dávid T.

    Thanks everyone, my first time reading was amazing, thanks for all the encouragement and feedback.

    If you're interested in reading the end of the story, drop me an email (my name with a dot in between at gmail dot com)

    3 · March 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Shucks, good luck. See you next time.

    March 11, 2014

  • Ali C.

    Sorry - bowing out of this one. Exhausted after a grueling (and probably unsuccessful) job interview. Will see you all soon

    March 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Lisa, any chance I can make an exhibition of myself and book a slot?

    March 10, 2014

    • Lisa G.

      We're all booked out for tomorrow night and I have people on the waiting list. Please look for another night where there are spots free. Thanks.

      March 10, 2014

  • Lisa G.

    Readers: Charlie
    Clare
    Ali
    David
    Dani
    Me Cheers, L

    February 27, 2014

    • Ali C.

      Thats great. Thanks. Tim, you had better turn up to this one :P

      1 · February 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      No worries!

      March 10, 2014

  • Anna H.

    If there is space, could I read? Or be a reserve? xxx Thanks, Lisa.

    March 8, 2014

    • Lisa G.

      You're in. Thanks Anna.

      1 · March 9, 2014

  • Ali C.

    Many apologies but I don't think I can read at this one. Short story is - job hunting has gotten in the way - and in particular two medical writing tests. Eeek. Many apologies. I have been writing but not enough - plus I wont have access to a printer this week (taking the week off work to cope with job application influx!). Don't think you will be let off my terrible writing for long though - Philip and his friends will be making an appearance in the next couple of weeks.

    March 8, 2014

    • Ali C.

      I will be coming anyway but might also resemble a zombie at the meeting as I would have had an interview earlier in the day.

      March 8, 2014

  • Dávid T.

    Quick question: if I don't want to print out my short story in 10-20 copies (paper waste and all), would it be reasonable if I made it available online, and people could follow the reading on their smartphones/tablets/kindles/whatevers?

    March 5, 2014

    • Lisa G.

      Hi David, completely understand your point but we ask for printed copies so we can make notes and give more specific feedback. Many thanks, Lisa.

      March 5, 2014

  • Clare

    Hello, is there any space for me to read?

    1 · February 26, 2014

  • Ali C.

    If there is a free reading slot, could I please have one? Thanks

    1 · February 26, 2014

  • Lisa G.

    I'll read the first few thousand words from the novel at this group. Yeah!

    February 26, 2014

  • Dávid T.

    Hi there, first time for me... I'd like to request a reading for one of my short stories.

    February 22, 2014

    • Lisa G.

      Hi David, reading slots are 20 minutes at these sessions so you can read for 10-15mins but that means you'll get less time for feedback from the group. We have longer spots at the Wednesday group. Best, L

      February 22, 2014

    • Dávid T.

      Thanks Lisa, I might bring one or two shorter ones instead then, and bring the long ones to Wednesday. Although I think my longer ones are better, and I wanted to open with something good :)

      February 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey! This will be my first meet up and my first reading.. I've never read my work out before so if I'm selected it'll give me a push in the right direction, what I need to work on, if what I'm writing has potential etc etc. Everything an amateur writer needs! Aha! I'm looking forward to it :)

    February 19, 2014

    • Lisa G.

      Hi Dani, great to hear you are diving into reading. Best, Lisa

      February 22, 2014

  • Charlie

    Hi, Lisa. Can I have a reading slot, please?

    1 · February 22, 2014

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