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.


  • Adam Wolstenholme

    Adam Wolstenholme: adamwolstenholme@talktall.net

    Sun 23th Apr 2017 at 19:11

    • Ian Sietniekas

      Ian Sietniekas: Sent you it now

      Sun 23th Apr 2017 at 19:43

  • Adam Wolstenholme

    Adam Wolstenholme: Can someone send me the link?

    Sun 23th Apr 2017 at 09:42

    • Ian Sietniekas

      Ian Sietniekas: Would do but I don't have any contact details for you and can't see a way to send a private message on here

      Sun 23th Apr 2017 at 18:49

  • Kat

    Kat: Hi all, I can't come to the next session because I'm going to be on a plane, but I have set up the folder and sent out the link to everyone who's signed up. If you didn't get the link becauser you didn't sign up in time, ask someone who did : )

    Sat 22th Apr 2017 at 10:23

  • Stephanie Vendryes

    Stephanie Vendryes: Hi all. Unfortunately I won't be able to attend next session, which I was supposed to moderate. Could anyone replace me in that role? Thanks!

    Tue 18th Apr 2017 at 13:59

    • Ian Sietniekas

      Ian Sietniekas: I'll do it

      Wed 19th Apr 2017 at 20:15

    • Stephanie Vendryes

      Stephanie Vendryes: Thanks!

      Wed 19th Apr 2017 at 20:21

  • Kat

    Kat: Hi all, I've just sent out an email with the submitted anthology pieces, edited by Beth. If you submitted a piece and did not receive that email, please let me know asap!

    Tue 18th Apr 2017 at 08:03

  • Dan Collins

    Dan Collins: Hello group, very sorry but I can't make tonight - sorry for the late notice and happy Easter. Cheers, Dan.

    Thu 13th Apr 2017 at 18:17

  • Kat

    Kat: A message from Sue Roe.
    Email Address sue.roe@saltsmillbooks.co.uk
    Hello, I thought your members might like to know that Tony Harrison will be appearing at Salts Mill for an 80th birthday reading and signing. The details are below. Kind regards, Sue Manager, Galleries & Bookshop Tony Harrison 80th Birthday Reading Celebrated Leeds poet and dramatist, Tony Harrison, will be at Salts Mill on Sunday 30th April for a reading and signing on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Tickets £10.00 (includes refreshments). These can be purchased from the 1853 Gallery, or phone 01274 531163 10.00 am – 5.30 pm. Doors open at 6.45 pm for a 7.00 pm start. The Diner will be serving food and drinks until 6.45 pm.

    Sun 9th Apr 2017 at 15:40

  • Kat

    Kat: A message from Georgina Olesen.
    Email Address georginao@avalonuk.com
    Hello, Wonder if you could help me, We are promoting a spoken word show called ‘Bang Said the Gun’ which has a show on Saturday at the Leeds City Varieties Theatre. We want to be able to access people who love poetry and spoken word in Leeds and surrounding areas. We are able to offer £6 tickets (including £1 booking fee) if people ring the box office (01132 430808) and quote the word ‘BANG’. If you are able to assist here, we would be able to offer 2 complimentary tickets as well. Please let me know if this is something you are able to assist with, or if not can help point me in the direction of local poetry and spoken word clubs within Leeds. Best wishes, Georgie

    Sun 9th Apr 2017 at 15:39

  • Adam Wolstenholme

    Adam Wolstenholme: Ah. Seems I've done it after all. Thanks!

    Fri 7th Apr 2017 at 19:14