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.


  • Richard

    Richard: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wildlines-the-leeds-library-the-liars-league-presents-wildlines-live-tickets-42674738291?aff=ebapi

    I'm gonna go to this on Friday, if anyone else is interested?

    Mon 12th Mar 2018 at 09:15

    • Ian Sietniekas

      Ian Sietniekas: No can do I'm afraid, I'll be drinking heavily in Brussels that weekend

      Mon 12th Mar 2018 at 20:43

    • Richard

      Richard: No worries, I got emailed that it's been cancelled.

      Wed 14th Mar 2018 at 16:04

  • Adam Burton

    Adam Burton: Hi all, sorry I've been absent of late - between health stuff and flat hunting/moving I've not had chance. I was hoping to come along to the next one but I've just checked and it falls on a day I'm heading home for a farewell to my sister who's moving away. That being said I'll do my best to be at Ian's workshop in April. Hope you're all well!

    Sun 11th Mar 2018 at 09:39

    • Ian Sietniekas

      Ian Sietniekas: No worries Adam, will be good to catch up at the workshop. Which reminds me to put some planning into its theme ...

      Mon 12th Mar 2018 at 20:43

  • Dan Collins

    Dan Collins: Sorry peops, can't make tonight as it turns out but see you soon

    Thu 8th Mar 2018 at 17:17

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      Ita: Ditto

      Thu 8th Mar 2018 at 18:19

  • Ian Sietniekas

    Ian Sietniekas: I've just looked at our schedule ans seen we seem to have a critique session earmarked for Tuesday 10th April. Is this a mistake, or was there some kind of arranging of things that I've completely forgotten?

    I'd be perfectly willing to attend if other people would be able to make it

    Mon 26th Feb 2018 at 19:25

    • Richard

      Richard: I think it's meant to be May 10th. That fits on the calendar.

      Mon 26th Feb 2018 at 20:20

    • Ian Sietniekas

      Ian Sietniekas: Aah, that makes sense

      Sat 3rd Mar 2018 at 14:12

    • Kat

      Kat: Well spotted, I have fixed it now, assuming Richard is correct...

      Sat 3rd Mar 2018 at 14:59

    • Richard

      Richard: Always a sensible thing to assume.

      Tue 6th Mar 2018 at 17:45

  • Russell Lloyd

    Russell Lloyd: Think the link only came thru on late Sunday night so maybe you don't have the right one. If you email me russellaug1956@gmail.com i will try upload it later tonight. Not home now and can't get my phone to copy the link!

    Wed 21th Feb 2018 at 14:33

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    Diana Sofronieva: Been trying to get access to the Dropbox submission link for this Thursday since Friday, someone share the link pls?

    Wed 21th Feb 2018 at 11:56

    • Kat

      Kat: Here it is! https://www.dropbox.com/request/QIr1kb3K32sjfCzgf8Dx
      You're a bit late for this submission date (through no fault of your own) but the guys are pretty forgiving, so if you submit something soon for the session tomorrow, I expect most people will find time to read it...
      Next time you will get the link emailed to you directly - you just missed it this time : )

      Wed 21th Feb 2018 at 13:56

  • Russell Lloyd

    Russell Lloyd: Thanks, Kat...personally as a techno-phobe and all round quill-fan, I'd prefer to do comms through this website where we can all access but have asked to be a member of the FB.

    Tue 20th Feb 2018 at 17:56

  • Kat

    Kat: Uh, I created a Leeds Writers and Poets group, because I thought that might be what we want, rather than a 'Page' because then we can all post to the main feed and converse and whatnot. We may not want this. But FB support is possibly the most useless support I've ever seen, so it's really unclear what we should do, and what's going on.
    Please do come and join it if you're a facebooky kind of person: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1253322424699993

    Mon 19th Feb 2018 at 21:50

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      Andrey Pissantchev: I don't have facebook so that's a no-go for me I'm afraid :(

      Tue 20th Feb 2018 at 15:25

    • Ian Sietniekas

      Ian Sietniekas: I too avoid Facebook like the plague, I'#m happy running all my communications through this site

      Tue 20th Feb 2018 at 19:53

    • Kat

      Kat: I'm so proud of you all not using facebook! Stick it to the digital media.

      Wed 21th Feb 2018 at 14:36

  • Kat

    Kat: Sorry! Was away this weekend so only just managed to send out the link for submissions - hopefully you all have it now. Kat

    Sun 18th Feb 2018 at 22:52

  • Russell Lloyd

    Russell Lloyd: Are we expecting a link to dropbox our stuff for this Thurs 22nd Feb? ????

    Sun 18th Feb 2018 at 19:27