What we're about
Edinburgh Creative Writers Club consists of two weekly meetings: one group meets at 7pm every Tuesday; the other at 3pm every Sunday.
Most people bring something to read, and the range, subject matter and style/form is wide. We've heard poetry, short stories, short pieces, extracts from novels, ideas etc ... and have had discussions about all sorts of things, including submissions to agents/publishers and dealing with writer's block.
Everyone is welcome, and there's no need to read if you don't want to. However, if you would like to read, please bring no more than 2000 words, double-spaced, and 5-10 copies.
We have no regular cover charge. However, everyone is expected to buy something from the bar/cafe to ensure our continued welcome from the venues as these are provided free of charge. If you fail to do so on a consistent basis, you will be asked to leave the group. Please note: if you fail to turn up for three meetings without warning, your membership will be terminated for twelve months, at the end of which time you may re-apply.
Guidance for new and prospective members:
For the comfort and well-being of all, attendance at meetings is restricted to members and guests, all of whom should have signed in, although exceptions can be made at the discretion of the host.
All new members, aged 18 and over, are welcome to attend, but it should be pointed out that continued membership for new members is dependent on the approval of the organiser. However, please don’t be put off by this. Our aim is to have a group of members who follow an ethos of constructive feedback and mutual support, and this, rather than literary merit, is what determines continued membership for new members.
Applying for membership:
When applying for membership please provide a recognizable photograph of yourself, together with a response to the question: 'What sort of thing do I write?'. If your application does not fulfil these two conditions, it will be declined.