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Creative Writing Workshop

  • Sep 9, 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.

Download the Meetup app to manage your RSVPs on the go: http://www.meetup.com/meetup_api/apps/

Instructions on how to change your RSVP: http://help.meetup.com/customer/portal/articles/615554

For help with PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/helpcenter/helphub/home/

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  • Gareth S.

    That was a great night. Really enjoyed all the stories, and thank you very much for the helpful feedback. I promise next time I read I'll slow the pace below 100 m.p.h.

    September 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lovely meeting you all! Lots of fun!

    September 10, 2014

  • Scott Y.

    Great stories, great feedback, great time. Thanks Lisa!

    September 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Brilliant first experience. Great to be part of a committed, enthusiastic group of writers. Loved the range of readings. Till next Yensa

    2 · September 10, 2014

  • Judith S.

    Good writing. Discussion really sparky and Interesting.

    3 · September 10, 2014

  • Jacek

    What a great evening it was! Thank you!

    3 · September 10, 2014

  • Jake T.

    Thanks guys, great feedback from everyone tonight. I'll bring a later chapter in another week :)

    4 · September 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Lisa, I've been dragged into a late meeting and won't be able to make tonight. Someone is welcome to my place. Sorry

    September 9, 2014

  • Kieran

    Hi Lisa,
    Really sorry about the late notice but something's come up & I won't be able to make it on Tuesday. Someone else is very welcome to take my reading slot. Hope you all have a great evening.

    September 8, 2014

  • Alan O.

    Hi, know there are a few reserves already but wouldn't mind standing in line for one. Cheers :-)

    September 8, 2014

  • Anna H.

    Hi Lisa,
    I won't be able to make it on Tuesday :( Someone can have my reading slot. Sorry. x

    September 7, 2014

  • Jake T.

    Can I snatch one of those reading slots please Lisa?

    August 13, 2014

    • Jake T.

      Oh, wow, there were only 2 attendees when I commented which is why I said 'snatch' lol. I didn't mean to sound like I wanted to steal someone else's slot

      September 6, 2014

    • Lisa G.

      No worries - just letting you know. Cheers, L

      September 6, 2014

  • Jean H.

    I would like to go to the session next Tuesday(9th) but having problems getting my payment through. Can I pay at the door please. All the best, Jean

    September 5, 2014

    • Lisa G.

      It's sold out. Sorry Jean.

      September 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello! I would really like to come along on Tuesday but I see the event is full. If anyone can't make it please shout!x

    September 6, 2014

  • James L.

    Spots just to come are full! We're gonna need a bigger boat...

    September 4, 2014

    • Lisa G.

      Ha, if only. Just need to spread the net a bit wider - look ahead a few weeks and you'll find one.

      September 4, 2014

  • Daniel E.

    Hey there, I would also like to have a reading spot if still available.
    Please let me know :).
    I would only be able to make it at around 7.30 -8pm though, due to my work hours. Would that be alright? Cheers

    August 19, 2014

    • Lisa G.

      Hi Daniel, sorry but we start at 7pm so if you can't be in before then might be best to postpone to another time.

      August 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      If you are now not able to go, please let me know as i would like to go but it is showing it's full.

      September 4, 2014

  • Lisa G.

    Readers: Charlotte
    Kieran
    Anna
    Scott
    Gareth
    Reserve: Jake/Emily

    1 · August 25, 2014

  • Emily

    I see there are plenty of requests but still want to show my interest in reading . . Just in case.

    August 19, 2014

    • Lisa G.

      Thanks Emily. Stay tuned as you're next in line for a spot.

      1 · August 25, 2014

  • Gareth S.

    Hello. Could I please nab a reading spot if there are any left? Or a reserve if not? Having trouble with PayPal today but I'll try again tomorrow.

    1 · August 13, 2014

  • Scott Y.

    I'd like to read at this one please

    August 12, 2014

  • Anna H.

    Hi, Lisa. Please may I have a reading spot this session? Thank you. Anna x

    1 · August 6, 2014

  • Kieran

    Hi, can I have a reading spot for this one please?

    1 · August 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I have a reading spot this week please?

    1 · July 31, 2014

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