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ScriptJam @ Writers' Cafe
For those of you writing for the stage or screen, we've decided to introduce a dedicated session that will allow five readers to share up to ten pages of their script for feedback from the group. These sessions will be hosted and moderated by Andrew Anderson who has run the ScriptJam on meetup for the past year but now will be joining us to host a monthly session at LWC. Exciting! We hope this will mean writers of screenplays and scripts will have a place to read their work for feedback, advice and encouragement from others working on projects for the stage and screen. If you'd like to read, please make a comment below. Slots are assigned by first ask, first served. Only five places per meeting. Please be sure to RSVP and pay to attend before requesting a reading spot. A reading slot is roughly 10 minutes of reading time and then 5-10 minutes spent on feedback from the group. Feedback is moderated and is always constructive and respectful. If you are reading, please bring at least 10 printed copies so members can make additional notes for you on the page. NOTE: Booking a slot to read and failing to show up will mean removal from the group. Costs: £7.50, please follow the steps to pay via PayPal when you RSVP. Refunds will only be provided if the meetup is cancelled by admin, no exceptions. Also, we cannot accept cash payment on the door. Location: The King and Queen pub is five minutes walk from Goodge Street station. Please see full address above. We are upstairs in their function room. Download the Meetup app to manage your RSVPs on the go: http://www.meetup.com/meetup_api/apps/ Instructions on how to change your RSVP: http://help.meetup.com/customer/portal/articles/615554 For help with PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/helpcenter/helphub/home/ Any questions, please post a comment below and an organiser will respond.

King and Queen Hotel

1 Foley st W1W 6DL · London

£7.50
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What we're about

Fiction writers, hello! If you're in need of a writing group of like-minded individuals - congratulations, you've found it. Welcome.

At its heart, London Writers' Cafe gives unpublished and emerging fiction writers a place to find constructive feedback on their work and learn more about the path to being published, finding the right agent, writing more frequently or smashing the blocks through galvanising talks, critique and workshops.

Our criteria is very simple: you must live in London and be writing fiction. Our writers are at all stages and levels (from start to submissions) so it doesn't matter if you've been writing for years, or just a few months, we're here for everyone and we'd love to meet you. However, all membership requests are reviewed by admins so please answer the questions we've asked - and you'll need to be an approved member before you can RSVP/pay for our sessions. Requests are normally approved within a few days but often faster.

Lastly, 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. Read more from Lisa on what makes a quality writing group (http://www.publishingtalk.eu/writing/thinking-of-joining-a-writing-group-ask-yourself-these-8-questions-first/).

Group feedback and writing advice sessions

In our regular writing workshops, members volunteer to read up to 3,500 words in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Reading spaces are 20-30 minutes long; time enough to read and hear feedback from listeners. Feedback is moderated, constructive and encouraging (we're not in the business of killing dreams). We also have sessions of writing together where pieces are not shared and it's all about getting words on the page. See our calendar (https://www.meetup.com/londonwriterscafe/events/calendar/) for upcoming sessions.

Talks, workshops & socials with publishing professionals

As well as feedback and writing sessions, LWC boasts 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 as well as memorable social events and parties.

For writing competitions and thrilling opportunities to submit work to agents, literary journals and publishers and magazines, join our community on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ldnwriterscafe/). Tweet with us @ldnwriterscafe (https://twitter.com/LDNwriterscafe) or connect with writing competitions via our group on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ldnwriterscafe/) for extras from our community.

If needs must, send us an email and we'll do our best to send a prompt reply.

We hope to meet you very soon and happy writing!

Lisa & Liz

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If you'd like to promote a competition, paid writing job or publishing opportunity to our writers, join our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ldnwriterscafe/) and share your item for free directly with our members. NOTE: All posts are reviewed by Lisa on their suitability for our writers - and many are rejected because they don't match our needs - but posts we love are shared on with delight. For other paid advertising options, send our organisers an email. (londonwriterscafe@gmail.com)Thank you.

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