Creative Writing Workshop

  • November 24, 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.

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

Cost: £5 per person. 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 just a few minutes down on the right-hand side and we meet in the function room downstairs.

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  • Joanna

    Hi Lisa, I have never been to one of these meet ups, just wanted to know if Monday 24th was full? I don't want to read just attend and listen. Thanks, Joanna

    November 19

    • Lisa G.

      Sorry Joanna, yes, we're all sold out on this one but you can join the waiting list to come and listen. Best, Lisa

      November 19

    • Joanna

      thanks,hope to meet you soon

      1 · November 26

  • christine l.

    I'd never been before and it was great, really friendly vibe, really good feedback. Thanks so much, Lisa.

    November 25

  • Brian

    First time at one of these events, & very glad I went. Useful, quality feedback, and well managed. Thanks Lisa.

    1 · November 25

  • Rib D.

    Excellent.

    1 · November 25

  • Rib D.

    It was a really good night for me too. Thanks for all the constructive feedback and the sometimes passionate discussion in the bar! And thanks, Lisa, for all the time, effort and tact that you contribute.

    1 · November 25

  • Yensa

    Thank you all too for your feedback, ideas and challenges on my work. It totally helps to reaffirm the good stuff and review the less good with objectivity. Onwards + upwards! Yensa

    1 · November 25

  • Scott Y.

    Thanks for all the great feedback yesterday. I've got lots to work with.

    1 · November 25

  • Jacek

    What a great evening. Lots of good writing and plenty of exciting conversations, downstairs and upstairs. These meetups are always fun, inspirational, and educational. Thank you, Lisa!

    1 · November 25

    • Lisa G.

      Hear, hear! Such a great evening and thanks for such a warm review.

      November 25

  • david

    My first time out. Impressed with the quality of feedback, and with the way Lisa ran the evening. It was an emotionally warm room, with a lot of constructive insightful feedback.

    2 · November 25

    • Lisa G.

      Huzzah! Thanks for your kind words. Really glad you enjoyed it.

      November 25

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, I live too far away to get there in time for a spot. Have a great evening and hope to be there for the next one.

    November 24

    • Lisa G.

      Hi Dominca, please could you let me know a little further in advance next time? We had ten people waiting for a spare place... Many thanks, Lisa

      November 25

  • Louis J.

    Drat! I cannot make it either - too complex to explain! Someone else, read, let yourself be heard!

    November 24

  • Lisa B.

    Hi Lisa,
    I'm home with a flu and am going to have to miss this evening's meeting; please give my space to someone else.
    Many thanks and hope to meet you at the next event.
    Lisa

    November 24

    • Lisa G.

      OK. Hope you feel better.

      November 24

  • SiMon K.

    Hi Lisa

    I can't make it tonight- sorry but there might be a surprised and happy camper as a result- good luck re-assigning the place
    regards - hope to see you at xmas do if not have a fab xmas and see you in the new year for more workshops!!

    November 24

    • Lisa G.

      Thanks Simon. You'll definitely see me t the xmas do!

      November 24

  • Lisa G.

    Hi all, really looking to this - our last meeting of 2014!

    Just to recap, our readers are: Scott, Rib, Louis, Gareth, Yensa. Reserve list: Elena, Christine and Damien (please bring material, just in case)

    If you can no longer make it, please change your RSVP to no. We have a bit of a crowd on the waiting list. Cheers, Lisa

    November 18

    • SiMon K.

      Hi Lisa - I can't make tonight-sorry good luck for someone else I hope

      1 · November 24

    • Elena

      I can confirm Brian will take my place tonight. Thanks Brian!

      November 24

  • Lisa G.

    Dear all

    Wow, full house tonight!

    We start at 7pm so please try to be on time. If you can no longer attend, please remember to change your RSVP to 'no' (many others are waiting...)

    If you're on the waiting list, there is still hope, but you might also want to book early for our first meeting back on Jan 6. Laters,
    Lisa

    November 24

    • Ben

      I will be arriving a bit late. Coming from a job in Dalston that finishes at 7.

      November 24

    • Lisa G.

      No worries but thanks for letting me know.

      November 24

  • Pat H.

    I'm sorry I can't make this as not well today. Last week was a last minute work problem and now this...I really hope to get to a meeting soon! Hope someone else can use my place.

    November 24

  • Salma E.

    I can't make it unfortunately so if someone wants my place it's free..

    November 24

    • Lisa G.

      Oh, that's a shame. See you in 2015!

      November 24

  • Clive H.

    Hi Lisa, not sure if I'm on the list for monday 24th November, if not can I join the waiting list? Best, Clive

    November 22

    • Lisa G.

      We're sold out, sorry Clive.

      November 23

  • Gareth S.

    Oh well that's frustrating...I'm pretty sure the paypal transaction didn't give me any error message when I put it through last week...and yet it doesn't appear to have processed. Guess that means someone can have my reading spot then......unless people drop out...

    November 14

    • Lisa G.

      Hi Gareth, this meeting is next week - can you still make that?

      November 18

    • Gareth S.

      Oh. OH! Yes, I can. Helps if I can read dates correctly I guess.

      1 · November 18

  • Charlie

    Hi Lisa, I'm not able to make tonight either. Sorry to cancel last minute.

    November 17

    • Lisa G.

      I thought so. No worries, I'll add you back in.

      November 17

    • Charlie

      Thanks. I'll try and be more careful in future!

      November 17

  • Lauren K

    I'm keen to go too! Can we open up more spots? Make it standing room only?

    November 14

    • Lisa G.

      Sorry, next year maybe?

      November 17

  • SiMon K.

    Hi Lisa
    is it too late to get a place on the reserve reserve list for reading?

    November 14

    • Lisa G.

      Sorry Simon, I'm completely full but keep an eye out on the day. best, Lisa

      November 17

  • Dale G.

    Hi Lisa,

    Unfortunately I can't make tonight

    Thanks
    Dale

    November 17

    • Lisa G.

      Ok, thanks for letting me know.

      November 17

  • Daniel E.

    Nooo, full already.
    In case one can make it, please let me know. I'd love to attend and take that person's spot. Will of course reimburse for the 5£. Just drop me a message. Thx!

    1 · November 14

  • christine l.

    May I also have a reading slot, please Lisa?

    November 6

    • Lisa G.

      Hi Christine, our final reserve place is yours! Best, L

      November 6

  • Damien K.

    Hi Lisa, Sorry again for not being able to attend on the 7th. I'd like to request a reading slot for this one or at least a reserve slot. Thanks a lot.

    November 4

    • Lisa G.

      Hi Damien, you're on the reserve list. Best, L

      November 6

  • Elena

    Hi Lisa, could I please book a reading slot, if possible?
    Thank you in advance.

    October 24

    • Lisa G.

      Hi Elena, you're on the reserve list. Best, L

      November 6

  • Lisa G.

    Hi all, our last reading session of the year. Time flies. Readers: Scott, Rib, Louis, Gareth, Yensa.
    Reserve list: Elena, Christine and Damien (please bring material, just in case)

    Cheers, Lisa

    November 6

  • Yensa

    Hi Lisa. Would also like a reading slot, if there's still one going. Many thanks.

    1 · October 22

  • Gareth S.

    Could I please read at this one. I'll paypal my attendance when I get a chance. Thanks.

    1 · October 20

  • Louis J.

    I think I'll have left it long enough - I'd like to read again at this one if that's ok!

    1 · October 19

  • Rib D.

    I'd like to read on that night if possible please. Thanks - Rib

    1 · October 6

  • Scott Y.

    Love a reading spot for this one Lisa

    1 · October 2

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