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: Hi all, we're having a Halloween party at our house next Saturday, from 4pm till late - LWAP members are welcome! I'll give details at the meeting this week, but if you'd like to come to the party but aren't coming to the AGM, let me know and I'll send you details by email...
Sun 21th Oct 2018 at 08:23
Kat: A message from Caitlin Hall.
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Hello, I’m a student currently studying my photography degree at Leeds arts university and I am really interested in collaborating with a creative writer. I wondered if any members of your group would be interested in sharing their work with me to create a film still type of series that could accompany their written work. The area of photography I am specially interested in is called Tableau photography and comes from the French theatre term Tableau Vivant. Which is basically muse-en-scene frozen for a short period of time on stage, I like to use narrative in my work to immerse the viewer into the story or image. I am interested in collaborating with a creative writer to bring their story to life; casting actors and setting locations to create film stills or promotional shots for their work and to go alongside my dissertation. If this is something any of your group would be interested in please have them email me or I can come to one of your meetings and talk to them in person. Thank you for your time, Caitlin Hall
Thu 18th Oct 2018 at 15:37
Kat: Richmond Library Poetry and Prose Open Mic - We are joined by guest poets Tim Ellis and James Roberts.
Doors: 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Come and deliver your poetry and prose.
Enjoy an evening with two brilliant poets.
Thu 18th Oct 2018 at 15:35
Adam Sewell : Hi all, can’t make this Thursday’s Session as I’m out of Leeds for a wedding. Unfortunately not a Viking one.
Mon 8th Oct 2018 at 08:31
Andrey Pissantchev: So I had to miss last week's critique session and I'm mildly bitter about it.
Would people be interested in converting next week's workshop into another critique session? Attendance for the workshop seems a bit thin at the moment.
Mon 1st Oct 2018 at 19:17
Mark James Barrett: Hi all, just noticed I am down to moderate this evening and am unable to attend any meetings at the moment. I am really sorry I didn't realise before and hope someone can stand in for me. Apologies to you all.
Thu 27th Sep 2018 at 13:27
Kat: Obviously this is a bit late to be of much use, but just wanted to say that it's really no problem. The correlation between people being marked as moderating and actually turning up to that session is thin to say the least, and it doesn't seem to be a problem at all. Someone steps up (or usually, Ian pretends to try to do it, but acts so completely useless at managing the function of a timer that Andrey, sighing heavily, takes over). But it is a shame you can't make it for a while - hope you're back soon!
Tue 2nd Oct 2018 at 21:10
Kev (A local nobody): Wanted to be there tonight, but commitment renders this unmanageable.
Can't possibly make the following workshop, but will definitely be at the AGM... To gloat.
Thu 27th Sep 2018 at 12:33
Adam Sewell : Hi all, sorry I’ve not been around over the summer, been a bit crazy. And a MASSIVE apology for not making it to Mark’s garden party. Totally slid on that one. Should be back with more Vikings in October. Thanks.
Sat 22th Sep 2018 at 16:21
Kat: And an event - quite pricey though: A message from Lauren Beharrell.
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To whom it may concern, Lauren here, marketing manager for Writing Magazine. I’d like to inform you of our new creative writing workshop taking place at Leeds City Museum on Saturday 20th October. It’s a full day event aimed at helping writers kick start their next novel. They will be talks from James McCreet and Lynne Hackles that cover: - Ideas and inspiration - Plot and structure - How to bring your story to life Plus a chance to network with fellow writers! Tickets can be bought online- https://writ.rs/sysleeds and includes lunch, refreshments and a surprise goody bag! It would be wonderful if you could share this news with your members. Kind regards
Sat 22th Sep 2018 at 14:15