What we're about

Creative Cafe is about having fun and engaging with interesting people through creative events.

With a focus on writing and performance, Creative Cafe Austria colloborates with writers, musicians, and artists of every kind to build a thriving creative community in Vienna, Austria.

Some Creative Cafe Meetup events are free, others might charge a fee to cover anything from venue hire, Meetup dues, organiser expenses, materials, professional services, etc. Any Meetup fees are shown on the Meetup posting. Generally, our meetups are run in English.

We hope you enjoy being an active member of Creative Cafe, Austria, and we hope to see you at a Meetup very soon.

Upcoming events (3)

Sunday Writers' Club: Creative Writing Session

Café Eiles http://www.coffee-in-vienna.com/en/coffeehouse/cafe-eiles.htm

€9.00

Sunday Writers’ Club is a fun, unique and rewarding experience new to Vienna. For all of the emerging writers, frustrated writers, occasional writers, hopeful writers – this is a wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded people and enjoy the creative buzz of getting words on the page. What we offer Sunday Writers’ Club offers inspirational one-hour creative writing sessions in a variety of Vienna’s culture-rich cafes. At each creative writing session, you will receive our exclusive cafe ‘menu’ of writing prompts carefully prepared to stimulate your imagination and inspire creativity. You will not only have fun and improve your writing through exploring the prompts, the journey just might lead you on to your next big writing project! Who we are Sunday Writers’ Club is run by two professional writers who, between them, have a wealth of experience when it comes to coaching, mentoring and nurturing writers. Paul Malone is a creative writing workshop coach, the brains Creative Writing On The Go, a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), and he has written short stories for publications in Australia, the UK and the USA. Keith Gray is an award-winning author, a book reviewer and an editor originally from the UK who has published over twenty books and had his novels translated into a dozen languages. Both Keith and Paul also offer writing workshops. More about the Sunday Writers' Club here: https://sundaywritersclub.wordpress.com/ A few helpful tips for joining a session: Make sure you book. Bring along something to write on. Bring along the correct cash amount for payment. You’ll recieve one of our “menus” of creative writing prompts upon payment. Keep in mind the creative writing sessions are held in cafes–the waiters will be expecting to take at least drink orders. Each participant is responsible for paying their own bill from the waiter. Although the sessions run for an hour, you are more than welcome to stay on after to chat or share your writing with other participants. We kick off each session on the hour. Please try and arrive around 10 minutes earlier. Don’t forget to bring along your smile! We really look forward to creative writing with you!

Vienna Writers for Young Readers

Cafe Diglas

Our first gathering for 2019 Vienna Writers for Young Readers is a new group aiming to bring together authors interested in writing for young people, whether that’s picture books, early readers, chapter books, middle-grade fiction or YA novels. Anyone who is currently writing for a younger readership, or who has the ambition of breaking into this particular market, is welcome along to the informal yet informative monthly sessions. We discuss the current climate of the children’s books industry both in Austria and abroad. We gain inspiration from the best (and maybe worst…) books already out there. And everybody has the opportunity to share their own current writing within a friendly forum of constructive criticism and advice. The meetings are led by Paul Malone – who has published many short stories for children in both The School Magazine (Australia) and Scoop magazine (UK) among others and is the brains behind Creative Café Austria and Creative Writing On The Go; and Keith Gray – award-winning author of over 20 books for young readers including Ostrich Boys, The Runner and You Killed Me! and has edited 2 collections of short stories for teenagers. Each meeting is a packed 2 hours. In the first hour the writers are encouraged to bring along a children’s or YA book that they have read recently and can be shared with the rest of the group – what was good about it, what was great about it, was there anything disappointing about it, what can we learn about writing from it? The second half of the meeting is for the writers to share their own current work-in-progress and receive constructive feedback from the rest of the group. If you would like to share your work please keep the word count to a maximum of 1000 words and if possible bring along extra copes as handouts. There is absolutely no obligation to have to speak aloud or share but our whole aim is to create a friendly, relaxed yet professional atmosphere where writers can improve personally and inspire publicly. All meetings are held in English. There is no charge for the meeting, but being held in a cafe, the waiters will be eager to take orders!

Sunday Writers' Club: Creative Writing Session

Cafe Diglas

€9.00

Sunday Writers’ Club is a fun, unique and rewarding experience new to Vienna. For all of the emerging writers, frustrated writers, occasional writers, hopeful writers – this is a wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded people and enjoy the creative buzz of getting words on the page. What we offer Sunday Writers’ Club offers inspirational one-hour creative writing sessions in a variety of Vienna’s culture-rich cafes. At each creative writing session, you will receive our exclusive cafe ‘menu’ of writing prompts carefully prepared to stimulate your imagination and inspire creativity. You will not only have fun and improve your writing through exploring the prompts, the journey just might lead you on to your next big writing project! Who we are Sunday Writers’ Club is run by two professional writers who, between them, have a wealth of experience when it comes to coaching, mentoring and nurturing writers. Paul Malone is a creative writing workshop coach, the brains Creative Writing On The Go, a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), and he has written short stories for publications in Australia, the UK and the USA. Keith Gray is an award-winning author, a book reviewer and an editor originally from the UK who has published over twenty books and had his novels translated into a dozen languages. Both Keith and Paul also offer writing workshops. More about the Sunday Writers' Club here: https://sundaywritersclub.wordpress.com/ A few helpful tips for joining a session: Make sure you book. Bring along something to write on. Bring along the correct cash amount for payment. You’ll recieve one of our “menus” of creative writing prompts upon payment. Keep in mind the creative writing sessions are held in cafes–the waiters will be expecting to take at least drink orders. Each participant is responsible for paying their own bill from the waiter. Although the sessions run for an hour, you are more than welcome to stay on after to chat or share your writing with other participants. We kick off each session on the hour. Please try and arrive around 10 minutes earlier. Don’t forget to bring along your smile! We really look forward to creative writing with you!

Past events (47)

Sunday Writers' Club: Creative Writing Session

Cafe Jelinek

€9.00

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