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.


  • Russell Lloyd

    Russell Lloyd: Sorry, folks, I can't make this Thursday but hope it goes well. If I've time I'll look at the pieces and jot down notes for when I come next. Cheers, Russell :)

    8 minutes ago

  • Kev (A local nobody)

    Kev (A local nobody): Who are half you people?!
    I've been a member forever, but I've been away while sucked into the mentoring program at West Yorkshire Playhouse.

    My anthology is in the hands of New Writing North.

    And there's a ton of other smaller stuff.

    Here's some links to free stuff...

    This is a six week workshop... And it's free.

    Here's a play reading, the audience will be asked for feedback afterwards. Also free.

    Mon 14th May 2018 at 11:04

  • Russell Lloyd

    Russell Lloyd: Sorry to hear that, Kat..,fingers crosed you feel more chipper soon. Will pass to Ian. Thanks too for the novel list, all I need do now is write one!!:)

    Thu 10th May 2018 at 16:21

    • Kat

      Kat: Thanks Russell : )

      Sat 12th May 2018 at 09:55

  • Mark James Barrett

    Mark James Barrett: Sorry I am having to cancel again. Hope it goes well.

    Wed 9th May 2018 at 21:56

    • Kat

      Kat: I am also going to have to cancel - I have tonsillitis : (
      Mine is Popsickle, so if you haven't read it yet, leave that one. I will submit the same piece next time. If you already know you won't make the next session and you have some written notes already, please give them to Ian, who I have just volunteered. Thanks!

      Thu 10th May 2018 at 10:43

    • Kat

      Kat: Hope the session went well! I also meant to say that I will bring my notes on the submitted pieces to the next session : ) Blame my sickness addled brain...

      Sat 12th May 2018 at 09:55

  • Kat

    Kat: Hi Dudes, I'm currently obsessed with entering novel writing competitions and I made a list: https://www.novel-software.com/blog?article=novel-writing-competitions-2018
    I'd ask you to share it on Facebook but I know you're all social media shunners, so nevermind : )

    Tue 8th May 2018 at 13:22

    • Ian Sietniekas

      Ian Sietniekas: Nice one, plenty of useful links there

      Tue 8th May 2018 at 21:15

  • Ian Sietniekas

    Ian Sietniekas: Would anyone be able to send me the submission link please? I appear to have mislaid it...

    Mon 7th May 2018 at 15:16

    • Russell Lloyd

      Russell Lloyd: russellaug1956@gmail.com...email me and i ll send the link, but not till 945pm. out and about at mo 😊👍

      Mon 7th May 2018 at 18:50

    • Ian Sietniekas

      Ian Sietniekas: Brilliant, cheers Russell

      Mon 7th May 2018 at 19:19

  • Ian Sietniekas

    Ian Sietniekas: Would anyone be able to send me the submission link please? I appear to have mislaid it...

    Mon 7th May 2018 at 15:16

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    Diana Sofronieva: Hello, I also want to apologise that I didn't make it last week, I was prevented from coming in the last minute. I will bring my feedback to the people who had submitted last time, and I am submitting the same piece of work for next week, this time hoping that I will make it!:)

    Sun 6th May 2018 at 16:46

  • Richard

    Richard: Can we get a dropbox folder for this upcoming week? Thanks

    Sun 6th May 2018 at 14:12

    • Kat

      Kat: Thanks for reminding me! It's sent out now : )

      Sun 6th May 2018 at 15:33

  • Dan Collins

    Dan Collins: Hello folks, I'm really sorry but I can't make tonight even though I've submitted. I've got bogged down with stoopid work stuff that has to be finished by tomorrow morning (stoopid work!) Sorry about that. I've read other people's submissions so I'll bring those next time and I'll submit the same piece again. Have a good evening x

    Thu 26th Apr 2018 at 18:19

    • Kat


      Sat 28th Apr 2018 at 17:32

    • Kat

      Kat: Sorry you couldn't make it : )

      Sat 28th Apr 2018 at 17:33