Welcome to Leeds Writers and Poets

Leeds Writers and PoetsLeeds Writers and Poets was founded in May 2012 to provide a forum for aspiring writers and poets to gain quality feedback from other people with similar interests.

We are a small group of writers and poets who get together a couple of times a month to give feedback on each other's writing, take part in workshops and generally share the experience of writing.

We have members of all levels, from those who are just starting out to people with several novels under their belt.

We have an ethos of inclusion and support, and welcome writers and poets of all levels of ability – the only pre-requisite is a positive attitude and willingness to give as well as take.

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  • Adam Burton

    Adam Burton: I haven't had chance to submit or read the submitted pieces this weekly so sadly won't be there on Thursday. Hope you all have a good Christmas and see you in the new year!

    Wed 13th Dec 2017 at 19:59

    • Adam Burton

      Adam Burton: *week

      Wed 13th Dec 2017 at 19:59


  • Richard

    Richard: https://fiction.ict.usc.edu/creativehelp/

    Some motivation for the procrastinators to get writing. The AI is coming. We've got about 5 years, I reckon.

    Mon 11th Dec 2017 at 15:30


  • Adam Wolstenholme

    Adam Wolstenholme: Hi. Has the call for submissions for Thursday gone out yet? Not seen it. Or am I early?

    Sat 9th Dec 2017 at 09:59

    • Kat

      Kat: Sorry - my bad - has been sent out now : )

      Sun 10th Dec 2017 at 17:46


  • Beth Edgar

    Beth Edgar: Ok cool we are starting at 7pm, as a reminder it’s 3 Foxcroft Road, LS63NJ. I have confirmed: Helen & Keith
    Ian
    Kat & Tim
    Russell
    Dan
    Adam B
    Adam S
    Adam W (maybe, after gig)
    Mark (maybe, after York)

    See you all there x

    Thu 7th Dec 2017 at 19:22

    • Kat

      Kat: Thanks for hosting a great party Beth! I had a great time, and especially enjoyed the football playing giraffe, freudian footlong pigs in blankets and dance demos : )

      Sun 10th Dec 2017 at 17:48


  • Beth Edgar

    Beth Edgar: Does starting at 7pm on Saturday sound ok to everyone? Or can start earlier if that suits better with kids x

    Tue 5th Dec 2017 at 11:47

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      HelenS: We probably wouldn't be able to do earlier than 7 pm as we have plans during the day, but of course don't mind turning up after things are in swing. Either way, thanks for the invitation Beth x

      Tue 5th Dec 2017 at 17:31

    • Richard

      Richard: Hey Beth, sorry I can't make it. Happy Christmas all, see you next month.

      Wed 6th Dec 2017 at 16:08

    • Ian Sietniekas

      Ian Sietniekas: Sorry for replying slowly, but I'm up for party

      Wed 6th Dec 2017 at 21:35


  • Dan Collins

    Dan Collins: Leeds Writers and Poets Group

    Writing competition
    Suggested title: The Threshold
    Picture prompt


    Task: write a poem(s), short story, or passage prompted by the picture and title above. You can use the prompt literally, metaphorically, as a plot device, a backdrop, a thread, part of the back story, anything you choose, whatever inspires you.
    Submit completed work anonymously to dropbox by Thursday 11 January 2018. The winner(s) will be announced Thursday 8 February 2018
    Word limit 2500 words

    Mon 4th Dec 2017 at 13:25

    • Dan Collins

      Dan Collins: Hi group, I've been trying to share the above as a word file or a pdf but I can't seem to be able to. So now I'm having trouble posting the picture prompt

      Mon 4th Dec 2017 at 13:27

    • Dan Collins

      Dan Collins: Hey peops, I've uploaded a word document into 23rd November submissions dropbox called Leeds Poets and Writers Group with the competition prompts on it. I'm not sure how entries have been judged in the past but to allow us all to enter, we could have say 3 votes each for 1st, 2nd, 3rd best piece of writing? Otherwise we could select 3 judges? I'm open to suggestions.

      Mon 4th Dec 2017 at 14:00

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      HelenS: In the past we've all voted, and have put forward our first, second and third choices - seemed to work well before, so could do again?

      Tue 5th Dec 2017 at 17:32

    • Dan Collins

      Dan Collins: Yep, I think that seems the best way, Helen. Then we can all submit and it's more democratic :-)

      Wed 6th Dec 2017 at 08:13


  • Adam Wolstenholme

    Adam Wolstenholme: I'm playing at The Woods from about 3.30pm to 6pm. After that I may be free to PARTY. What time's it happening, Beth? Maybe I could do both. Maybe some of you could too ...

    Sun 3rd Dec 2017 at 22:04

    • Beth Edgar

      Beth Edgar: Does starting at 7pm sound ok to everyone? Or can start earlier if that suits better with kids x

      Sun 3rd Dec 2017 at 23:05


  • Russell Lloyd

    Russell Lloyd: Hi...Library today, no can do but thanks for the chance. Party, marvellous, thank you, Beth; looking fwd to it. Competition, thank you, Dan, I'd be glad to be part of a January competition. Thanks :)

    Sun 3rd Dec 2017 at 14:51


  • Beth Edgar

    Beth Edgar: Christmas party is 9th December, I am still happy to host if people want to come. It’s 3 Foxcroft Road, Headingley LS63NJ and has lots of parking on the road. I’ll do some nibbles and provide wine, beer/ale, prosecco if people want anything else can you bring? And also confirm to me if you want to come so I have an idea of numbers. 07763905745
    Ta Beth :)

    Thu 30th Nov 2017 at 18:01

    • Beth Edgar

      Beth Edgar: Partners and friends welcome! X

      Thu 30th Nov 2017 at 18:07

    • Beth Edgar

      Beth Edgar: Partners and friends welcome! X

      Thu 30th Nov 2017 at 18:07

    • Beth Edgar

      Beth Edgar: Partners and friends welcome! X

      Thu 30th Nov 2017 at 18:07

    • Adam Wolstenholme

      Adam Wolstenholme: I'm afraid I'm playing a gig at the Woods in Chapel Allerton that night. Damn.

      Fri 1st Dec 2017 at 15:20

    • Mark James Barrett

      Mark James Barrett: I am in York that day. If we have enough energy by evening and we are heading back, we may drop in with a bottle and see you if that is okay Beth?

      Fri 1st Dec 2017 at 16:52

    • Beth Edgar

      Beth Edgar: Yes no prob Mark. Any other takers?

      Fri 1st Dec 2017 at 20:43

    • Dan Collins

      Dan Collins: Hi Beth, thanks for the invite, see you there :-)

      Sat 2nd Dec 2017 at 11:29

    • Kat

      Kat: Tim and I are hoping to be there - with microhuman : ) I’ve added it to the schedule so people can also RSVP there if they fancy.

      Sat 2nd Dec 2017 at 13:08

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      Keith Fenton: Keith - Bronwen - Helen all up for the event but will have to leave at a child-friendly hour.

      Adam, what time are you on at the Woods?

      Bith - what time does the do start?

      Sun 3rd Dec 2017 at 00:25

    • Adam Burton

      Adam Burton: Count me in Beth, thanks for arranging! If you need anything particular bringing snack food wise let me know otherwise it'll be doritos and dips

      Sun 3rd Dec 2017 at 14:58

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      Andrey Pissantchev: Can't make it, I'm afraid. Have a good one!

      Mon 4th Dec 2017 at 11:18

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      Adam Sewell : Hello, I shall be there. Happy to bring something if desired!

      Mon 4th Dec 2017 at 21:12


  • Beth Edgar

    Beth Edgar: Christmas party is 9th December, I am still happy to host if people want to come. It’s 3 Foxcroft Road, Headingley LS63NJ and has lots of parking on the road. I’ll do some nibbles and provide wine, beer/ale, prosecco if people want anything else can you bring? And also confirm to me if you want to come so I have an idea of numbers. 07763905745
    Ta Beth :)

    Thu 30th Nov 2017 at 18:01