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.


  • Kat

    Kat: Hi all - in my haste to submit yesterday, I forgot that my piece is almost 4,000 words, and I didn't mark the 2,000 word point. Most of you have probably read it already as it was my competition entry piece, so hopefully it won't be too much of a problem, but apologies and obvs feel free to stop halfway if you're short of time.

    Mon 6th Jan 2020 at 11:57

  • Chris Kenworthy

    Chris Kenworthy: Here's a link to tonight's plan (workshop on inspiration and ideas): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VAd1Z-dLwibF7gbKYzHVQ0ngSQIFLzYvDQW7NRJlciU/edit?usp=sharing

    Thu 28th Nov 2019 at 08:01

  • Kat

    Kat: Okay, now I'm on my proper computer I'm not sure that link below will work for people, but hopefully this one will: https://www.dropbox.com/request/36trvb6uoxfa1QkUFwN5

    Mon 25th Nov 2019 at 08:41

  • Kat

    Kat: This should be the link to the Dropbox folder - but I’m doing this on the IPad so feel like I’m working with mittens and blindfold on - hopefully it will work...

    Sat 23th Nov 2019 at 16:24

    • Kat

      Kat: Folder for the competition, I mean.

      Sat 23th Nov 2019 at 16:24

  • Chris Kenworthy

    Chris Kenworthy: Our writing competition 2019 is now live. The theme is 'context'. Deadline, word count and inspiration here: http://bit.ly/LWAPCOMP2019

    Sun 3rd Nov 2019 at 16:02

  • Mark James Barrett

    Mark James Barrett: Hi there, if you are intending to come to the LWAP (late) Summer get together on Saturday, could you please let me know. The forecast is good, looking forward to seeing you those that can make it. Thanks.

    Mon 16th Sep 2019 at 10:14

  • Ian Sietniekas

    Ian Sietniekas: Someone left there phone in the room, I think it might have been you Amanda. Tried to call it to make sure but realised you'd left the WhatsApp group and we didn't have your number. It's behind the bar now though

    Thu 22th Aug 2019 at 22:21

    • Amanda

      Amanda: Hello. I did pick it up thank you!!!! Such a scatterbrain.

      Thu 12th Sep 2019 at 08:58

  • Amanda

    Amanda: Hello I’m coming tonight but may be 15 mins late....

    Thu 22th Aug 2019 at 16:21

  • Adam Wolstenholme

    Adam Wolstenholme: Should I have had the call for submissions for Thursday? Not seen it yet.

    Sun 18th Aug 2019 at 09:44

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      Andrey Pissantchev: I just sent it out. Sorry for the delay!

      Sun 18th Aug 2019 at 14:12

  • Amanda

    Amanda: Hello i can’t make the session tonight.... 8th Aug ..... I’ve been struck down with a sickness bug?? I have feedback for Adam and Ian and will pass on next time. Sorry to let you down!

    Thu 8th Aug 2019 at 14:55