• Test your cover letter with Agent Lucy Morris
    Share your cover letter with Agent Lucy Morris of Curtis Brown for professional feedback and advice. For this session, I've asked Lucy to review our cover letters in advance and share her feedback live with the group on the day. For anyone who was at our event with Lucy in September will know how helpful it is to have an agent's feedback on your submission. Lucy will give live feedback on every letter submitted to this workshop. This is a great opportunity to get feedback from a a highly sought-after literary agent at one of the world's most successful agencies. For those of you working on a novel, I'd love to see you at this meetup (and so would Lucy as she's actively seeking new authors!). I'll collate and print out all submissions but please use this layout: Your name: Letter (please address it to Lucy): NOTE: Anything not sent in the right format will be rejected and you may be denied access to this event. Send your submission to londonwriterscafe(at)gmail.com in a Word Document and use Times New Roman, 12pt font by 5pm on Friday, November 16th. THINGS TO NOTE: • Your novel can be of any genre as this is your chance to hear Lucy's feedback on your covering letter • Your submission must be related to a work of fiction, ideally a novel • Your letter must be 500 words or less • Late submissions won't be accepted More about Lucy Morris: I joined the Curtis Brown Books Department in September 2014 from Bloomsbury Publishing. After three brilliant years working with Karolina Sutton, I am now covering Felicity Blunt's maternity leave and actively building my own list of reading group and accessible literary fiction, narrative non-fiction and memoir. In fiction, I look for brilliant social observation and clever storytelling. I’m on the hunt for a great returning detective like Kate Atkinson’s Jackson Brodie or Susie Steiner’s Manon Bradshaw. I’d also be keen to find some stylish suspense in the vein of Patricia Highsmith. Stories about families are guaranteed to pique my interest. I’m a huge fan of Liane Moriarty, and some other recent favourites include Ayobami Adebayo’s Stay With Me, Tin Man by Sarah Winman, and Katherine Heiny’s outstanding short story collection Single, Carefree, Mellow. Read more > https://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/agent/lucy-morris Curtis Brown represent authors, playwrights, film and television writers and directors, theatre directors and designers, television and radio presenters and actors. See more > https://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/section/about-us Costs: £25.00, please follow the steps to pay via PayPal when you RSVP. NOTE: Refunds will only be provided if the meetup is cancelled by admin, no exceptions, and in the rare event of speakers cancelling, we reserve the right to provide an alternative but equivalent speaker. Location: Star of Kings pub (upstairs room) is located just a few minutes walk from Kings Cross station. Please note that we will start promptly at 12:30pm. 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/

    The Star of Kings

    126 York Way Kings Cross · London

    £25.00
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  • Script Writing Workshop (King's Cross)
    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. 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. There are five reading spots for this session. 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 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 for you. 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 Star of Kings is five minutes walk from Kings Cross 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.

    The Star of Kings

    126 York Way Kings Cross · London

    £7.50
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  • LWC Christmas Party 2018
    Hello everyone, As another year comes to a close, Liz and I invite you to join us for drinks, conversation and entertainment (tbc) at the Star of Kings pub. There will be a bar tab for early birds and some small bites. This party is our way of saying thank you to everyone who has attended our meetings this year or indeed any writers who want to get to know us better. You're welcome to bring a friend along too. More information to come nearer the time. Cheers, Lisa and Liz x Places are limited so please change your RSVP if you find you can no longer attend. Thanks!

    The Star of Kings

    126 York Way Kings Cross · London

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  • Writing great dialogue w/ dramatist and tutor Dan Rebellato
    Whether you’re writing a play, a novel, a short story or a screenplay, your characters will almost certainly need talk to each other. Here you have choices, options and endless possibilities. When it works, dialogue flows like water, but what’s going on underneath? What makes it dramatic? How do we use dialogue to keep our stories moving? What makes it realistic and what are the alternatives? What’s the relationship between written dialogue and conversation in ordinary life? Dan will consider different approaches to dialogue, some traditional, some very contemporary, and he'll give you a memorable toolbox that gets your dialogue doing exactly what you need it to do. Agents tell us that they use dialogue as a measure of writing talent when assessing a manuscript, and who better to learn this skill from than Dan Rebellato. A playwright and professor, Dan’s internationally performed stage and radio work include 'Here’s What I Did With My Body One Day', 'Chekhov in Hell' and 'Beachy Head'. Dan has recently completed an award-winning 27-episode novel sequence for Radio 4 and his next projects include a classic of French Romantic Drama for Radio 3. He has twice been nominated for a Sony Award. Dan is Professor of Contemporary Theatre at Royal Holloway University of London and has published widely on contemporary British theatre and playwriting. He is co-editor, with Jen Harvie, of the 'Theatre &' series for Palgrave Macmillan. Costs: £20.00, 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, and in the rare event of speakers cancelling, we reserve the right to provide an alternative but equivalent speaker. Location: The George Inn is two minutes walk from London Bridge station (take Borough High Street exit). Please see full address with map. We are upstairs in The Winchester Room. It's a huge pub so just ask bar staff if lost! 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.

    The George Inn

    The George Inn Yard, 77 Borough High Street, SE1 1NH · London

    £20.00
  • Creative Writing Workshop (London Bridge)
    Writers improve with quality peer feedback and exposure to a wide range of styles and genres. Join us to hear what other members are working on, get notes on your own work-in-progress (when you’re ready) or just be there to see how we work (it’s fine to come along and listen). Workshop sessions are open to writers of all forms of fiction - novels, short stories, scripts etc. Sessions are friendly and the format is simple; four writers volunteer to read their work for applause, discussion and feedback from the group. Make a comment below if you'd like to read at this meeting. Slots are assigned by first ask, first served. Only FOUR places per meeting. Please be sure to RSVP before requesting a reading spot. A reading slot is roughly 10-15 minutes (up to 3000 words) of reading and then 10-15 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 copies so members can make additional notes during the reading. NOTE: Booking a slot but 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 George Inn is two minutes walk from London Bridge station (take Borough High Street exit). Please see full address above. We are upstairs in The Talbot Room. It's a huge pub so just ask bar staff if lost! 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.

    The George Inn

    The George Inn Yard, 77 Borough High Street, SE1 1NH · London

    £7.50
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