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Creative Writing Workshop

  • Oct 20, 2014 · 7:00 PM
  • Shooting Star pub

Join us for a night of creative writing revelry.

These workshop nights are aimed at writers of all forms - novels, short stories, plays, poems - everyone is welcome. They're relaxed, friendly and the format is simple; up to 25 can attend and six of those people volunteer to read their work for applause, discussion and feedback.

To read on the night, you must request a place in advance.

Request a reading slot by posting a comment below. Slots are assigned in order of first come, first served. A reading slot allows you 10 minutes to read and then 5-10 minutes for comments and questions from the group.  If you are reading, please bring at least 10 copies to share as you'll get better quality feedback.

Please note: Reading slots are very popular but if you scroll ahead in our calendar you'll find a night in a few weeks with places open.

If you can no longer make it, please, please, please change your RSVP. We often have a waiting list of people who REALLY want to attend, so please change your RSVP so others can take the spot.

Costs: £5 per person. Please follow the steps to pay via PayPal when you RSVP. Refunds will only be offered if the meetup is cancelled.

Location: The Shooting Star is less than 5mins walk from Liverpool Street station, on the central Line.

Directions: Take the Bishopsgate exit from the main rail concourse, cross the road, turn right at Dirty Dicks pub onto Middlesex Street. The pub is just a few minutes down on the right-hand side and we meet in the function room downstairs.

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/

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks everyone for your comments and feedback! Always afraid to share my work but you made it easy :) Looking forward to the next meeting I'll be able to make!

    October 22, 2014

  • Jake T.

    Thanks for the great feedback guys :) All the ideas thrown out will lend to a better overall story. And it's comforting to know that mum isn't the only one who seems to like it :p See you next week!

    1 · October 21, 2014

  • Jacek

    Thank you, Laura and Ned for being our hosts!

    October 21, 2014

  • Jacek

    Thank you for all your kind comments and feedback!

    1 · October 21, 2014

  • Michelle

    I don't think I can make it tonight unfortunately :-( I have an emergency at home I need to deal with - gas leak.

    October 20, 2014

    • Laura A.

      Thanks for letting us know Michelle. Hope your leaks gets sorted!

      October 20, 2014

    • Michelle

      Thanks I'll be there next Monday for my reading slot :-) My gas has been cut off now no gas - repairs will take a week :-(

      October 20, 2014

  • hannah

    Hi Laura and Ned - I'm not sure I'm going to be able to make tonight. Would it be possible to transfer my payment and come next Monday instead? If not, no worries. Thanks. Hannah

    October 20, 2014

    • Laura A.

      Hi Hannah, I'm sorry but there's a no refund policy for the event unless the meeting is cancelled. Many thanks, Laura

      October 20, 2014

  • Michelle

    hi should I bring my work tonight in case I get to read then please?

    October 20, 2014

    • Laura A.

      Hi Michelle, if you could bring it along just in case that would be great. Thanks, Laura

      October 20, 2014

  • Ali C.

    Sadly, I cant come tonight as I am coming down with (yet another ) cold. I think I'm going to call this year "Year of the cold" since this is my 5th one. Many apologies again. Will see you all next month.

    October 20, 2014

  • Laura A.

    OK Gareth no problem. We'll pass your slot onto Alan.

    1 · October 20, 2014

  • Gareth S.

    Hello. Can I please pass on my reading slot to a reserve? I'm still coming but after reviewing I think my short story needs a bit more work. I have some poetry I was considering reading instead but if people are interested I have copies of the booklet I can just give out in the pub after for feedback, etc.

    October 20, 2014

  • Ned B.

    Good afternoon

    Just to confirm, the readers for tomorrow night (in no particular order) are:
    Gareth Sloane
    Jake Thompson
    Elissaveta Marinova
    Jacek Artymiak
    Ursula

    Reserve readers (should anyone pull out… or if we have enough time) are:
    1. Alan O'Sullivan
    2. Michelle

    Looking forward to seeing you all there.

    All the best

    Ned

    October 19, 2014

  • Michelle

    hello any chance of a reading slot please?

    October 10, 2014

    • Ned B.

      Hi Michelle
      Unfortunately all the reading slots have been booked. However, I can put you on the reserve list.
      Thanks
      Ned

      October 11, 2014

    • Michelle

      Ok thank you

      October 11, 2014

  • Gareth S.

    Lisa/Laura - I would like to also request a reading slot for this week. Thanks!

    September 26, 2014

    • Ned B.

      Hi Gareth
      In Lisa’s absence, I am co-hosting this ‘meet up’.
      I have booked you a reading slot.
      All the best, Ned

      1 · September 29, 2014

    • Gareth S.

      Thanks Ned. Looking forward to it.

      October 8, 2014

  • Alan O.

    Hi Lisa, would be great to have a slot if anyone cancels, cheers! Alan

    October 6, 2014

    • Ned B.

      Hi Alan

      October 7, 2014

    • Ned B.

      You are first reserve, should someone drop out. Thanks, Ned

      October 7, 2014

  • Jake T.

    Keen to have the last reading slot if you don't mind, Ned.

    1 · October 3, 2014

    • Ned B.

      Hi Jake

      October 7, 2014

    • Ned B.

      I have also booked you a reading slot. Thanks, Ned

      October 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Ned,
    Didn't get a chance to read last night, would love a reading spot for this week please. Thanks!

    September 30, 2014

    • Ned B.

      Hi Elissaveta

      October 7, 2014

    • Ned B.

      I have booked you a reading slot too. Thanks, Ned

      October 7, 2014

  • Jacek

    Can I have a reading slot too? Thank you!

    September 23, 2014

    • Ned B.

      Hi Jacek
      In Lisa’s absence, I am co-hosting this ‘meet up’.
      I have booked you a reading slot.
      All the best, Ned

      1 · September 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Lisa - never read before but the time has come! Can I request a slot please?

    September 14, 2014

    • Ned B.

      Hi Ursula
      In Lisa’s absence, I am co-hosting this ‘meet up’.
      I have booked you a reading slot.
      All the best, Ned

      September 29, 2014

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