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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  • Richard

    Richard: http://durhambookfestival.com/programme/event/durham-book-festival-2019-commissions/

    This sounds interesting, although I don't properly understand what they're asking for.

    Fri 12th Apr 2019 at 10:48


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    Andrey Pissantchev: As I mentioned to some of you, I managed to sell "Power Juice!" for pro rates. It's just come out, Factor Four Magazine, Issue 5. Check it out! http://factorfourmag.com/

    Tue 2nd Apr 2019 at 11:08

    • Kat

      Kat: Congrats!

      Thu 4th Apr 2019 at 14:59


  • Ian Sietniekas

    Ian Sietniekas: We've been moved upstairs for tonight's session. It's through the keypad door (it's unlocked) then the door straight in front of that. Ask at the bar if you're confused

    Thu 28th Mar 2019 at 19:36


  • Richard

    Richard: 5 days left to enter this, if anyone is interested. The article is from an Irish paper but as far as I can see it's a UK thing.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/how-to-write-a-children-s-poem-that-might-win-1-000-1.3838916

    Tue 26th Mar 2019 at 18:58


  • Adam Burton

    Adam Burton: Here’s a final push for anthology submissions. We’re at 7 pieces but would be great if we could get a few more?

    If you’ve got any pieces that you might want to consider putting in but you’re unsure about the theme send me a message as the theme is flexibly vague when thought about hard enough so I’m sure we could find an angle.

    a.david.burton@gmail.com for any submissions.

    Sat 23th Mar 2019 at 16:21


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    Andrey Pissantchev: Northern Short Story festival anyone? http://bigbookend.co.uk/nssf/northern-short-story-festival-programme-announced/

    That flash fiction workshop on June 1st looks pretty good.

    Tue 19th Mar 2019 at 11:37


  • Richard

    Richard: http://aiweirdness.com/

    This blog is wonderful. Very much looking forward to the session where I spend two hours trying to figure out the meaning of a piece only to find out it was generated by a neural network.

    Sat 16th Mar 2019 at 10:22

    • Ian Sietniekas

      Ian Sietniekas: The 'Big Cat' section of that page is brilliant. Considering how repetitive it is it's genuinely interestingly varied and has a strange intensity

      Mon 18th Mar 2019 at 21:58

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      Andrey Pissantchev: It's the "bigcats everywhere" thing that got me. It's like it just gave up at the end.

      Tue 19th Mar 2019 at 11:37


  • Adam Burton

    Adam Burton: Quite a lot of you have already submitted for the anthology which is great but if you haven’t yet and would like to feel free to send a submission my way! a.david.burton@gmail.com

    Wed 13th Mar 2019 at 22:20


  • Adam Wolstenholme

    Adam Wolstenholme: Did anything happen with the idea of the writers' retreat weekend?

    Tue 12th Mar 2019 at 11:36

    • Ian Sietniekas

      Ian Sietniekas: I believe Andrey started collating some ideas, then, much like his novella, got bored and left it ...

      Tue 12th Mar 2019 at 18:27

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      Andrey Pissantchev: First off, I'm still planning to do it. Just haven't had time.

      Second off, Ian, it was a *novelette*. Massive difference.

      Tue 12th Mar 2019 at 18:53

    • Ian Sietniekas

      Ian Sietniekas: Hahaha, I should take up fishing with the way I can catch bites

      Tue 12th Mar 2019 at 21:28


  • Kat

    Kat: Sent out the call for submissions (thanks Andrey - perhaps you should be in charge of that...) Sadly I can't make the meeting this week because I'm going on a yoga retreat in Nepal (sorry not sorry!)

    Sun 10th Mar 2019 at 19:05

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      Andrey Pissantchev: Yeah, having multiple people who can do this makes a lot of sense! Happy to take that on.

      Mon 11th Mar 2019 at 12:43

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      Andrey Pissantchev: Have fun in Nepal!

      Mon 11th Mar 2019 at 12:43

    • Richard

      Richard: Oh wow, that sounds v exciting. I had an absolute obsession with Nepal when I was younger.

      Tue 12th Mar 2019 at 09:27

    • Richard

      Richard: Oh wow, that sounds v exciting. I had an absolute obsession with Nepal when I was younger.

      Tue 12th Mar 2019 at 09:27