Edinburgh Creative Writers Group meets at 7pm every Monday. Most people bring something to read out 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 over all sorts of things (many even writing related!) including submitting to agents/publishers and dealing with writer's block.
Everyone is welcome, and there's no need to read out your work if you don't want to.
If you would like to read out or indeed allow someone else to read out your work: bring up to two thousand words of prose. For poetry, one to two poems is about right, allowing time for both discussion and critique. It's very important that you bring six or seven copies of your work to aid comprehension. Unfortunately, due to background noise, reading out from a laptop is not a good option.
P.S. No cover charge but simple good manners demand that everyone purchase something from the bar; failure to do so, even by one or two selfish individuals, means we will not be welcomed as a group.