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Are you a fiction writer in need of a writing group of like-minded individuals? Congratulations, you've found it.

At its heart, London Writers' Cafe gives fiction writers a place to get constructive feedback on their work and learn more about getting published through talks and workshops by professionals. 

One hitch: you must live in London, or near enough, and be writing some form of fiction - novels, short stories, plays, scripts - to join our gang.  Our writers are at all stages and levels so it doesn't matter if you've been writing for years or just a few months, we're open to all and we'd love to meet you. Browse what's up next in our calendar or subscribe via Facebook events.

We don't believe in groups where everyone is forced to contribute/offer feedback *shudder* so we'll never pressure anyone to read before they're ready.

The way it works

In our workshops, writers volunteer in advance to read their work (normally a sample of 300 - 4,000 words) for live feedback in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Reading spaces are roughly 20 minutes long - time enough to read for 10-15mins and hear 5-10mins feedback - and we do up to five readings at each meeting. 

Talks, workshops & socials with professionals

As well as feedback sessions, LWC boats an array of advice talks with leading professionals (including top Literary Agents, Publishers and Editors), technical writing workshops (characterisation/voice/POV/pacing etc) taught by experts and host memorable social events! We've a HUGE end-of-year party coming up on December 2nd - it's a perfect way to meet us in a relaxed setting, join it now on facebook :

For anything else, do get in touch via email and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for inspirational advice, links and events. For news of writing competitions, retreats and exciting opportunities from London's finest organisations, join our group on Facebook.

Hope to meet you soon and happy writing!

If you'd like to advertise or distribute an item of interest to our members, email londonwriterscafe[at] for rates and advice.

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  • Lisa Goll founded London Writers' Café

    on June 7


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