Leeds Writers and Poets

A creative community of people based in Leeds and beyond.


Whether you're someone who's just dabbling in writing for the first time, or you're an experienced novelist, short story writer or spoken word poet, Leeds Writers and Poets welcomes everyone interested in creativity, story and words.

We offer a warm, supportive atmosphere, where we share our work and give each other feedback, take part in writing workshops, run socials, organise competitions, and produce an annual anthology.

We have regular meetings twice a month - once on Zoom and once in person in the Leeds area.

Click here to view our upcoming meetings

NEWS FEB 2022: Go to the Stuff We Do page and scroll down to Anthology for information on how to enter this year's anthology and other NAWG competitions

What we get up to



The heart of our group is critique sessions. These are bi-monthly meetings where we read each other's work and give constructive feedback.



We run a Christmas Party and a Summer Social, with good food, drink, poetry reading and lots of bad puns. We also organise write-ins at the library and nights out for local literary events.



We run an annual members-only short story competition, which is judged by our members. Certificates are presented to the winners at the Christmas Party.



Every year we produce an anthology of our members' work. This is professionaly printed, and entered into the National Association of Writers Groups competition.