Welcome to Leeds Writers and Poets
Leeds 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.
Kat: To Ian - I have just checked and there are both snakes and lizards in Yellowstone National Park: https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/nature/reptiles.htm
Sun 19th Mar 2017 at 15:27
Kat: Hi all, here is the link for submitting to the Anthology again:
It doesn't need to be anonymous, so don't worry about that. I've uploaded files fro Steph and Seb. If you sent me a piece to upload and you're not either of those, then please send it to me again. I'm happy to upload pieces if you're having trouble.
Don't forget the theme is Exposure, but I'm sure we'd rather people submitted than felt put off by not meeting the theme closely enough. No word limit and poetry and flash fiction very welcome.
Deadline is tonight!
Sun 19th Mar 2017 at 14:27
Kat: Can't remember if I already posted this:
A message from Alex .
Email Address Alex@thelittleyorkshirecandlecompany.co.uk
Hi I am a newly founded business and wanting to commission some local poetry ideally written in Yorkshire dialect , do you have any members that work in this style ? Or write about local places ? Kind Regards Alex
Sun 19th Mar 2017 at 14:20
the next open letters is very soon, on monday 20/03/17. it's at hyde park book club, as usual, and starts at 8pm. it would be lovely to see you there! pls invite everyone you know!
ALSO, v. exciting, on thursday 23/03/17 (the very same week), the leeds creative family tree launches at the corn exchange. amongst food, art & performances, open letters is going to have about an hour of readings on the night - if you'd like a slot to read a letter, pls get in touch (first come first served?)
AND we're currently looking for submissions to the podcast version of open letters - if you have a letter you'd like to read, record yrself reading it on yr phone & email it to this address, or firstname.lastname@example.org, as an audio file, and it'll go onto a special episode of the podcast. no restrictions: fiction or nonfiction, real or unreal.
that's everything i think, all the best,
Sun 19th Mar 2017 at 14:18
Kat: Hi all! Please note that it's the Anthology deadline this Sunday. Please drop your submissions in the dropbox folder, or email them to me. The theme is Exposure, but if you have a story that you'd like to submit but aren't sure if it fits, please do submit it anyway. If you'd really like to submit but can't make the deadline then make some kind of pleading comment and Beth can judge you...
Wed 15th Mar 2017 at 18:43
Adam Wolstenholme: Hi all. Just confirming I'll be doing the workshop on 23rd March. It will on the theme of Authorial Distance. About third-person and first-person narration, the effects of each on the reader's sympathies, and shit.
Sat 11th Mar 2017 at 07:38
Ian Sietniekas: Hi all.
In the last session, a writing advice podcast I use was discussed. Links were requested, and here they are provided:
The main hosts are all sci-fi/horror/fantasy writers, so there's a certain slant to a lot of the examples that get brought up, but there's a lot of good stuff on the nuts and bolts of writing that can be applied to any genre.
One of the podcasters also does lectures which are pretty interesting too. Here's a link to the first one in a series of them:
Fri 10th Mar 2017 at 17:50